Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gray Fox and Side Stitch

Plan today was 4-5 miles with two miles at marathon pace. Was thrown off a bit by a weird side stitch of sorts. It was on the left side, upper abdominal muscle, just below the rib cage. Felt it for a bit yesterday also, and again a couple of weeks ago. Stopped and took some deep breaths and it helped significantly, which was a relief. Just hope it doesn't happen on race day. Decided to run just four as a precaution.

On a brighter note, saw a really big, healthy gray fox during the run along the paved paths behind the school I teach at. He/she checked me out for a bit before running full speed into the woods. 

Ran 4.0 miles @ 7:41/mile pace. 
Paved paths and roads. 
Mostly flat. 
Upper 50s, sunny. 
Saucony Kinvara, shorts, short sleeved shirt, cap. 


ashleyjane36 said...

I will not allow a side stitch on race day. Foxes are fine as long as you can out run them.

sn0m8n said...


vja said...

foxes are fine. pretty much period...barring rabies!

Grellan said...

Take it easy now Jamie and all the best in MDI.