5.20.2008

The stitch is back

I'll keep it brief today, given the this weekend's century post. (Which, might I add, took me three sittings to write. It is not something I recommend to any of you.)

I went out for some speed work this morning. Just like last time, I went to the track and started dropping my times like no one's business. My 8:20 pace became an 8:00 pace, my 7:50 pace became a 7:30 pace, and my 7:40 pace became a 6:40 pace.

But there was a problem today. The menace is back: the stitch. You may remember the stitch from such great posts as "MY FIRST MARATHON EVER" or "The Best 13 Miles Ever...well, almost." Well, it's coming back for a three-peat!

Typically, when I get stitches, it's later in the training cycle, usually the week or two before the race. But it seems the stitch is busting out early this time. It really hurt during the middle of the speed work, but went away toward the end. Hopefully, that's a sign that the stitch is just a fluke and is never, ever coming back again...ever.

6 comments:

The Laminator said...

AAAhhh...the dreaded side stitch. I had one too today...on mile 1 of my run. Hurt like hell too! Looks like we have something else in common...

Hope it's just another sign of weakness leaving the body...

But good paces though. Looks like your speedwork is really working well for you!

Marcy said...

Dude you have been on fiyah with the speed lately. Sweetness!

Jess said...

Stiches are bitches. Hope it doesn't reappear for four-peat.

Nitmos said...

A 6:40? A stitch in time...what's the rest of it? Maybe a stitch saves time?

Vanilla said...

Ugh, I hate stitches, they suck. Hopefully, you're right and it doesn't reappear.

Kevin said...

What smokin hot paces. Yeah side stitches realy do suck. I have been lucky enough that I hadnt had any in a long time. i used to get them on like every run