Runner's Life
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Runner's Life

What Causes the Dreaded Running Side Stitch and How to Fix It

It’s not a muscle cramp

running side stitch
By Leszek Glasner

You’re just getting into the flow of a nice, long run. The weather’s perfect, the tunes are pumping in your ears, and bam, the dreaded side stitch appears out of nowhere. The pain can get so intense you may have to quit running and bag the whole thing. Most people assume the pain is a muscle cramp either from dehydration…

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