I've been running for about 6 months now and used to get stitches in the early days. But since getting fitter and increasing my endurance Ive been getting them less frequently. I always watch what I eat before a run and try to focus on exhaling on my left foot strike. However, recently as I've been trying to increase my speed,(interval and tempo runs), I've been getting stitches again. How can I improve my speed without getting crippling stitches?!
Yep! I've signed up and it'll be my very first 10k! A little nervous but training hard. Theres a 5k park run here every Saturday at 9am. This race will be two laps of that course. You could always go for a trial run? Learn the course. I'm planning on going next Saturday.