I’ve been running fairly consistently for a couple of months recently, mainly because I move around a lot and this makes maintaining gym memberships etc quite difficult.
Prior to this I would road bike and weightlift fairly frequently.
Once I started running in earnest I rightly expected the first couple of weeks to be fairly miserable, so I took it fairly easy so as not to injure myself. Mainly doing up to 5k at a light pace. Over that period most of the initial aches and pains disappeared (foot and shin pain mostly, I’m quite a broad guy - 5’11” and about 100kgs).
However the only ‘ache I can’t shake’ is a recurring pain in my right hand side around my ribs. It feels like a stitch, a kind of stabbing pain, but its further up and sometimes radiates around to my back slightly. It starts about a kilometre in to the run. I’ve never really had this before in the gym no matter how heavy I’ve lifted, nor really when I run on the treadmill or cycle, even fairly extended distances.
I stretch before, during and after the run, and it will abate once I’ve stopped but it reoccurs every time I go running without fail. I’m now wondering if I should be more concerned about this? Has anyone had a similar experience?
Could it be my running form? I’m dominant right handed/footed. It’s annoying as it’s hampering my ability to improve my speed and distance.