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. 

4 comments:

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...

FOXES!!!!

http://www.hulu.com/watch/19591/saturday-night-live-the-festrunk-brothers

vja said...

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

Grellan said...

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