Goal: Up your running to 9 minutes, and walk for one minute.
At this stage you should be running for roughly 27 minutes total – you’re nearly there!
Side Stitches: A side stitch is a muscle spasm of the diaphragm and often shows up with novice runners – and if you’ve eaten a bigger meal before you run. When a lot of blood is being diverted to you legs, the muscles in your side and diaphragm arent getting enough oxygen...
there is no one definitive “cure” for a side stitch – “stop, breath deeply and pick up again.”
Try not to eat at least an hour prior to running.