Getting a stitch

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Getting a stitch

Postby Bounce » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:39 pm

I have just started using the treadmill, as I wanna build myself up and start running when the weather gets a bit milder... However, after around 12-15 minutes running, I get a really bad stitch.

How do I combat this? :cry:

It ruins that part of my work out.
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Re: Getting a stitch

Postby crapiecorn » Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:37 pm

It's probably food related. Did you wait long enough after eating ?
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Re: Getting a stitch

Postby Bounce » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:30 am

About an hour...

My evenings are so tight, I find it hard to fit things in.
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Re: Getting a stitch

Postby Darcy » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:18 am

When I started running I found breathing regularly the hardest part. I also found that I got a stitch if I failed to and that I could breath my way out of the stitch. Unless this is completely illogical and it was a distraction!

I can't eat anything solid within about two hours of running either...
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Re: Getting a stitch

Postby sosso » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:32 pm

People say that exhaling when the foot on the opposite side to the stitch hits the ground can help.
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Re: Getting a stitch

Postby skoptic » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:48 pm

[quote="sosso"]People say that exhaling when the foot on the opposite side to the stitch hits the ground can help.


That's worked for me (but you have to exhale quite hard each time) .. also holding your arms up above your head. If nothing else, you look / sound quite stupid and people ask you what the hell you're up to :-). Sadly this might fix it once you've got it - but not sure how to stop it except what peoples say above. Hope it gets better :-)
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Re: Getting a stitch

Postby crapiecorn » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:45 pm

[quote="Bounce"]About an hour...

My evenings are so tight, I find it hard to fit things in.

An hour is ok for a light meal(low protein, low fat, low veggies)
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