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Side Stitches

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Jeff Galloway (former Olympian, best selling running book author, running coach to zillions of people) said something else I thought was helpful in his presentation on Saturday. He said to prevent getting a stitch in the side when running to breath deeply, like you do when you are asleep. Put your hands on your abdomen to make sure your lungs are expanding all the way down. Chest breathing causes the problem. He said that eating or drinking too much before running can make it difficult to breath correctly. Good to know!
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MOM23CUTIES357 6/14/2013 10:39PM

    Thank you for sharing Marsha.

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AQUAGIRL08 6/14/2013 10:29PM

    My meditation and relaxation CD, by Dr. Greg Doris, says something similar. It causes more oxygen to get to the muscles and they relax more.

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MARGARITTM 6/12/2013 1:08PM

    Thank you -

The breathing trick sounds good!


Hands up straight above my head seems to help too. ...... but a little more obvious what your doing though.

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CELIAMINER 6/12/2013 10:30AM

    Really good to know! I'm just getting started with the Galloway method thanks to Sparkers like you who have recommended it. In the past, I would gut out distance, then give up when my knees hurt too bad. I'm hoping the run-walk method will let me keep going this time.

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IAMWINNING 6/12/2013 9:49AM

    Great to know. Thanks so much, Marsha for sharing the tip.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/12/2013 9:20AM

    Good tip!
funny story: I said something about side stitches in my running group, and they howled with laughter. They'd never heard the expression before. I keep forgetting that I'm an alien creature in Texas!

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NEW-CAZ 6/12/2013 2:34AM

    Great tip Marsha! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 6/12/2013 2:34AM

    Great tip Marsha! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 6/12/2013 2:34AM

    Great tip Marsha! emoticon

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_LINDA 6/12/2013 1:46AM

    Great tips! I have had that deep breath quite often cited by fitness instructors, but found it difficult to execute while bouncing along.. But it also serves to get much needed oxygen to your muscles so is helpful when you are getting fatigued.

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WATERMELLEN 6/11/2013 8:55PM

    Will remember this! Thanks

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/11/2013 8:15PM

    I LOVE that you are sharing these little bits! I shall try to remember that breathing tip on my next running workout (which should be tomorrow)... and practice the art.

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DONNABRIGHT 6/11/2013 7:44PM

    Thanks!

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BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY 6/11/2013 7:40PM

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NATPLUMMER 6/11/2013 7:13PM

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COCK-ROBIN 6/11/2013 7:11PM

    Wonderful!

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MEXGAL1 6/11/2013 6:35PM

    good to know

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BOPPY_ 6/11/2013 6:01PM

    Interesting. Haven't had these since I was 10 yo.

Aren't "side stitches" cramps of the diaphragm?

You are the bomb! I love the pix of you running.

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MANDELOVICH 6/11/2013 5:33PM

    Yet another amazing benefit of deep breathing! I LOVE this!! Thank you for sharing all you've learned!

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GABY1948 6/11/2013 5:28PM

    Thanks for passing along all your wonderful information.

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MSLZZY 6/11/2013 5:28PM

    Great tip and thanks for sharing! HUGS!

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