need your help !
I have been running for about a year now, and have started running with a friend (who has never run before). We have been running for about 2 months now but she is finding it harder as we go along, as she keeps getting stitch. She does run through it at times, however the pain gets so bad we have to stop. We are only just managing to run 1Kilometer before having to stop due to stitch.
I've found this website about stitches, which may help.
It sounds like the problem is caused by poor breathing technique, so maybe if she can focus on that it will help things along.
I've also found this website which shows techniques your friend can practice to reduce the risk of a stretch.
Good luck and let us know if it works!
Just to let you know that my friend and I completed the Race for life, she found it much easier as I got her to practices some of these breathing techniques whilst we were training and it seemed to do the trick!
Congrats to you and your friend
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