Todays run result in NO side cramps. Here's how I managed it... I went running with a buddy and we talked the whole time. I realized after the run that by talking, I wasn't breathing as shallow as I had been. Nothing else changed in my daily routine so for me, it's defiantly the breathing!
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You might have been breathing different too. I mean, you are out in the rain, thinking about that. Just doing something totally different. Sometimes if I get too caught up in something I forget to breathe as deeply as I should. So it could be that then causing the side stitch. And if you were running faster/harder than normal to try and get out of the rain, that'll do it too.
Fitness Minutes: (1,762) Posts: 139 10/3/12 3:04 P
It's hard to say. Did you eat too close to going out on your run? Did you pick up your pace more than you have in the past? I would not allow one isolated episode scare you into thinking this is a long time problem.
Fitness Minutes: (22,918) Posts: 5,809 10/2/12 3:14 P
Ok, so my half is less than 2 weeks away. It is POURING here today, but I needed to get a short run in, so I headed out for 4 miles. At mile 3, I got the most awful cramp in my side. I have not had one of those since high school when we used to run "suicide sprints" during basketball practice. WHY? WHAT CAUSED THIS? Ahhhh.....I hope this doesn't become a recurring problem now. Advice? Thanks team.
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