I go to the gym regularly and my routine usually begins with 20 - 30 mins on either the cross trainer or the exercise bike. Then I hit the treadmill. I really like the treadmill and enjoy running but I keep getting stitch. It's pretty much as soon as I step on to the treadmill, it's weird, like a sort of trigger almost. It's always on the right hand side in my ribs. It usually goes after about 15 - 20 mins of walking but I can't run with it. It doesn't happen on any of the other equipment. I drink quite a lot of water before I go on the treadmill, could that be it? I wouldn't have thought so. Should I maybe do the treadmill first? Any thoughts? It's so annoying as is really interfering with my exercise. I could do so much more without it. Will appreciate any tips/advice.
No answers but watching with interest as just as I decided to train for a ten mile run (eek) I also keep getting them. Same as you just can't run. As I squeeze in runs between putting DS2 to bed and tea it feels like a real missed opportunity.
I used to get this, don't any more. With me it was connected to being constantly low on iron for various reasons. I am not low on iron now and I rarely get stitch. You could easily check this one out - I found out by going to donate blood and being too low on iron to donate. [Then off to the docs if 'yes' of course]
Ah, I wouldn't have thought of that. You may be on to something there. I am prone to being low on iron, and usually take iron supplements but haven't in ages. Will start doing so again. Have meant to do this. Hope it improves things. Thanks.
When i was at school one of our PE teachers told us that when you get the stitch you can instantly relieve it by hugging each knee up to your chest (separately of course!) and holding for about 5 seconds each side. It should be gone or if not, alot more bearable. It really does work too!