I have now been running for 2 months and have recently completed my first 5K fun run, which I enjoyed immensely!!
The day was extremely sunny and unexpectedly warm for an October morning, the ground was also far more hilly than I was used to in my training. This meant that halfway round the course my mouth became extremely dry and I felt considerably overheated. I decided to make the most of the water stops and after running for about 3K I drank what seemed like a tiny amount of water.....Anyway, within about a minute, I had a raging stitch and then another minute later I had the feeling that my intestines were going to explode one way or the other(don't want to put you all off your lunches!!!!). I managed to push myself forward until I was about about 500M from home then I had to stop, I felt so ill!!! I walked for a 100M and managed to jog to the finish getting in with a time of 27.22. It is the first time I have ever had a drink whilst running. I know you are meant to keep well hydrated, but I am worried that this will happen again. I am now training to increase my distance to 10 K and know that this will become more of an issue.
Does anyone know what I did wrong, or has anyone else experienced this? I would really like some advise...