03 Oct '15, 1am

How to breathe while running to avoid exhaustion and side stitches.

Another theory on side stitches has to do with our dominant leg. Just as we have a dominant hand, we also have a dominant leg. This leads runners to begin and end a respiratory cycle, or breath, on the same foot while running. The typical pattern of a stride to breathing ratio while running is 2 strides to 1 breath. As our breathing becomes synchronized with our stride, exhalation consistently occurs on the same leg. When an exhalation occurs, the diaphragm moves up, but when the right foot hits the ground, it forces the organs on the right side of your body to move down. Some believe this action may lead to a side stitch. To see if this is your issue, try exhaling as your left foot hits the ground, rather than the right foot. Also, running downhill can exacerbate side stitches because of the increased force that is exerted on the body with each step.

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/for-beginners-only/breathing-...

Tweets

This is why stair-climbing is so good for runners:

runnersworld.com 03 Oct '15, 2am

If you borrow one element (besides running) from Rocky Balboa's training regimen, make it stair-climbing. The plyometric m...

Every runner can use these tips to become the b...

womensrunning.competitor.com 04 Oct '15, 12am

Published with permission from RatherBeRunnin’ Invest in the right pair of running shoes. Find out what kind of pronator y...

Thanks to @gg_runs, @NickSymmonds, @nickwillis,...

runnersworld.com 02 Oct '15, 4pm

Grunewald is one of several runners who spoke with Runner’s World following Monday’s announcement that USATF, the sport’s ...

When you vandalize a running store, don't expec...

runnersworld.com 02 Oct '15, 1pm

Ryan Smith, an employee at the specialty running store, found a BB-sized hole in the driver’s side window of his truck aft...

A great injury-prevention tool is a strong back:

A great injury-prevention tool is a strong back:

running.competitor.com 03 Oct '15, 1am

There are a lot of options to choose from when it comes time to hit the gym. One group of muscles that runners should neve...

Two more Kenyan runners banned for doping

Two more Kenyan runners banned for doping

runningmagazine.ca 02 Oct '15, 1pm

Two more Kenyan runners banned for doping Agatha Jeruto Kimaswai in a recent Nike ad campaign. Athletics Kenyan formally b...

Yoga For Runners

runnersworld.com 28 Sep '15, 2pm

A simple yoga routine loosens tight spots, strengthens weak spots, and makes you a better, less injury-prone runner. For R...

These are the BEST packaged snacks for runners:

runnersworld.com 30 Sep '15, 11am

There’s no arguing with the fact that we runners are typically hungry pretty much all of the time. When that hunger sets i...

TV fans will love this list of popular current shows titles interpreted by a runner.

TV fans will love this list of popular current ...

womensrunning.competitor.com 02 Oct '15, 11pm

Ah, fall. It’s one of the best times of the year. No, I’m not talking about the cooler weather or marathon season; prime t...

Use this yoga routine to loosen tight spots, st...

runnersworld.com 28 Sep '15, 4pm

A simple yoga routine loosens tight spots, strengthens weak spots, and makes you a better, less injury-prone runner. For R...

Some tips to harness motivation on the run:

runnersworld.com 26 Sep '15, 12pm

“I think every athlete has those moments of doubt,” says 10,000m American record-holder Shalane Flanagan , who worked with...

Run better and sidestep injury simply by breath...

runnersworld.com 21 Sep '15, 1pm

Before learning the rhythmic patterns that will take your running to a new level, you must first become a belly breather, ...

What runners need to know about menstrual cups:

runnersworld.com 25 Sep '15, 5pm

Many other female athletes report similar positive experiences, says Elizabeth Stevenson-Gargiulo, D.O., an obstetrician/g...

Motivational Posters For Runners | Runner's World

runnersworld.com 08 Oct '15, 10am

Subscribe Shop Races & Places Training Training Plans Shoes & Gear Health & Injuries Nutrition & Weight Loss Motivation Be...

Finding satisfaction from running without worrying about results:

Finding satisfaction from running without worry...

runnersworld.com 30 Sep '15, 12am

And, if gifted and lucky enough, college scholarships, and maybe the chance to run professionally? I'm not sure. It's the ...