Breathe and run: An expert recommends that you regulate your breathing from the beginning of your run, breathing in and out once every three steps, to prevent stitches. — AFP It’s the moment every athlete dreads: that stabbing pain below the ribs that signals a stitch. For long-distance runners, getting a stitch at the wrong time can scupper their race plan. Article type: metered User access status: 3 Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights Tags / Keywords: Health , fit for life , running , avoiding stitch Found a mistake in this article? Report it to us. What is the issue about? Spelling and grammatical error Factually incorrect Story is irrelevant This field is mandatory This field is mandatory Email (optional) Please enter valid email. Report issue Report issue Cancel Invalid captcha response. Please re-try again. Thank you for your report!