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post #11326 of 12853
20.2 miles this am.
post #11327 of 12853

Got in 9 yesterday on the trails and about to head out as storms are rolling in this afternoon.

post #11328 of 12853
4.1 with crazy headwind for 1.5 in the middle.

Anyone have side stitch remedies or avoidance techniques? I get it all the time as I approach my natural pace of about 7:30 min/mi, and have to slow down despite not being short of breath. Have tried breathing in on alternate sides of stride, varying level of hydration, time since eating, all with no results.
post #11329 of 12853
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Originally Posted by Jobst View Post

Anyone have side stitch remedies or avoidance techniques? I get it all the time as I approach my natural pace of about 7:30 min/mi, and have to slow down despite not being short of breath. Have tried breathing in on alternate sides of stride, varying level of hydration, time since eating, all with no results.

I suffered from pretty bad side stitches when I came back to running. Things that may have helped me:

- shorter stride and increased turnover (moved from heel strike to mid foot strike)
- better core strength (and fitness in general)
- rythmic shallow breathing at harder paces (inhale for two steps, exhale for two steps)

Purely anecdotal so ymmv.
post #11330 of 12853
My son gets these, too, but I think he may be a bit young (temperamentally unsuited) for the discipline required for these remedies. frown.gif
post #11331 of 12853

Since my week is a mess with travel I got in 2 miles today at the gym then weights.  Wanted to do a longer effort but need to work up to the double digit range.

post #11332 of 12853
6.1 easy miles today
post #11333 of 12853
4 miles today with more walking lunges at the end of every mile. It was so hot and sunny and really tough to pick back up with running after each break of lunges, but I pushed through.
post #11334 of 12853
6.3 miles this afternoon in temps in the 40s and pouring rain. It felt more like the end of October than the end of May.
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7.1 medium paced miles today.
Hope you recover and did no damage before the race. Why were you running in soft sand 3 days before your race? Tough running in that stuff. That is really hard on the calves, hip flexors, and looks like Achilles too.

Soft sand barefoot was all I ran for years before I started training for this marathon 2.5mos ago. I guess all the road running/high miles in shoes might have tightened/shortened up my calf muscles.

Anyway, my first marathon is now officially in the bag. It was harder than I thought, but I did come in under my 4hr goal at 3:48:46. The longest training run i did was just over 20 miles. Hit a real difficult stretch at mile 20, where there is a nasty 1.5mi hill to climb. I had planned to eat a Gu at mile 19.5, but much to my dismay, it had fallen out of my water bottle pouch a mile back when I was fumble-fucking with my phone. There were no more Gu stations... Took everything I had to drag my ass up that hill. I did feel one little twinge in my achilles towards the beginning of the hill, so i walked a bit and when i resumed it subsided. Don't think I could have finished the damn thing if it wasn't for friendly bystanders passing out oranges and a salted popsicle at around mile 23. I'm glad it's over...
post #11336 of 12853
Congratulations, cocostella!
post #11337 of 12853
Great job coco, congrats!
post #11338 of 12853
Congrats on the finish Coco! I feel your pain with the lost GU. I had one explode in my hands as I was trying to open in the final stretch of a marathon once. I don't know what was worse: losing the only GU I had left or running the rest of the race with that sticky mess all over my hands.
post #11339 of 12853
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Congrats on the finish Coco! I feel your pain with the lost GU. I had one explode in my hands as I was trying to open in the final stretch of a marathon once. I don't know what was worse: losing the only GU I had left or running the rest of the race with that sticky mess all over my hands.

The sticky mess. Definitely the mess. smile.gif

Three this morning, running as transportation. Dropped off one of the cars for service, and took the long way home (via the café...).
post #11340 of 12853

10 trail miles with a bit over 1k of elevation. Making an effort to run more hills in during the week. This new route might be just the ticket (once I figure out how to finish about 15 minutes quicker)

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