Hey everyone! I'm hoping to get some input from fellow athletes and runners. Recently, I have been getting some pretty nasty side stitches on my runs, even my short ones of about 3 miles. They are really painful and sometimes make me feel like I am suffocating. I even get them when powerwalking! Inevitably, I stop running, get frustrated and feel very lost on fruity path because this never happened when I was running as a cooked vegan. Now, I have no desire to eat cooked food again, but I would like to figure out why I was feeling like a running rock star then, running 9 miles daily and feeling fresh on a 20 mile run...and I'm not feeling the same now on a sweet, fruity diet. Is it sodium? Is it calories? Is it the heat? Is too much/little water? I just need some outside input from experienced athletes because this issue is just killin' my workout mojo :(
Here are some stats:
Weekly mileage: Averg. 20miles total. not training for anything yet, hoping to...
Daily Cals: Averg. 3600 (I have been feeling VERY hungry upon waking and during my runs at times, so I do plan on upping this to 4000)
Daily Menu: Typically, the majority of my diet is dates and bananas, wild blueberries are part of it now occassionally and I'll have fresh OJ and watermelon sometimes. I eat a head of celery 3-4 times a week.
Water: 3-5 liters daily. Rough estimate because I drink by the gallon, usually about 1 1/2 - 2 gallons daily.
Sleep: 8-9 hrs. I usually pee about 2-3 times a night.
Hmm, I think that covers it, but if I'm missing it, please let me know!
Thanks everyone! Peace and fruit! :) :)