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    Cramps!!

    Any time I run.........I get this terrible stitch in my side. You know the feeling.........it is like someone is jamming a screw driver into my side. Does anyone know what is causing this? Does anyone know how to get rid of the problem? I am very careful about drinking too much before/during races. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in adavance.
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    too much air. actually, not getting rid of your air.

    Breathe in through the nose, out through the mouth. It's not practical in a race situation, but you'll figure out how breathing a little slower, and exhaling fully helps.
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    I breath really long, and usaully dont get cramps. One guy that I race against in a TT series, breathes really fast but long, if you know what i mean, said it doenst give him cramps. I can tell when I am slow, cus all I hear is him comming up behind me.
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    I cramp up bad, same spot. I figured it had something to do with my breathing, but I can't seem to get it under control. I suck major wind when I run. I'm trying to learn the "chi running" technique but it's hard when you just hate to run.
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