Weekly Training Report for 2011-04-03

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Apr 022011

Workouts 3
Time 195 min
Running 16.7 miles

  • mon: Recovery from long run. Easy pace 1.5 – 2 minutes behind marathon pace. Ran 6.0 miles for 70 minutes at 11:42 pace. I ran nice and slow. Still have bad rib pain
  • wed: 1 Mile warm up, 3 miles of marathon pace, 1 mile cool down. Ran 4.7 miles for 49 minutes at 10:36 pace. This went pretty well but I still have rib pain
  • thu: Longer mid week easy run. This is mostly to build miles for the week.. Ran 6.0 miles for 75 minutes at 12:30 pace. I was feeling very tired. My ribs still hurt and it started raining. Not a good run
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All About Diaphragm Cramps (“Stitches”)

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Apr 022011

A lot of runners experience what is often called “stitches”, or painful cramping below the ribs on the right or left side.  I had never really gotten a very bad stitch until my 21 mile training run for the Boston marathon.  That was the first time I had run so much downhill at once and I developed an excruciating cramp below my right rib which forced me to stop.  This spot was actually swollan and sore for 5 days following the training run.  I did a lot of googling and eventually I found what seems to be the best explanation and advice for these painful cramps.

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