Sharp Pain/Cramp in your side while Running?

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  1. WeRdToYoMoThA

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    Just because of bad breathing? It didnt used to happen to me while I was in Boston (more air there perhaps?) but happens a lot when I run here (Colorado)
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    air is thinner :dunno: you trolling?
     
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    You're at high altitude, the air is thinner, so you get tired quicker, and get the pains. In time, you will adjust.
     
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    it happes FAST though

    at about .35 miles is when it first started.
     
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    not trolling.

    just wondering if it is just lack of oxygen. anything i can do about it? different breathing rhythym maybe?
     
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    Just keep on running and suck it up.
     
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    i get bad pains in my side when running too. i live in utah, it might be related to the thin air. usually it starts to subside after a few minutes if i focus really hard on taking big deep breaths at a consistant rate.
     
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    you mean like a stitch?
     
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    Whatever causes a stitch, it is associated with being out of breath. And you get out of breath faster at higher altitudes. Just keep running, or walk until you adapt. Within a month or so, you will produce more RBCs to shuttle oxygen in the thinner air, and so you will be used to it.

    I spent about 2 months at 5-6 thousand feet, and this was the case with me.
     
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    Best breathing technique for stitches:

    Breath out when the foot on the side of the stitch hits the ground. Usually gets rid of it pretty quickly.
     
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    Dawt.
     
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    im only gonna be here another month and a half :sad2:

    oh well.
     
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    a) You're probably running too fast. Try slowing down.

    or

    b) you've had too much water (whatever) to drink before you run.
     
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    eh... normal jog, ~6.5-7.0 mph. it was actually at the end of my mile when i did my sprint that it didnt hurt as much (i was running about 11 mph for .1miles. maybe i was just focusing more on the sprint and didnt notice the pain :dunno: )

    not too much watter (i did it after lifting, had about half a liter)
     
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    I get this sometimes. I think its the second though.
     
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