I am a somewhat novice runner (only seriously running for about 1.5 years now) and I'm nearing the end of a half marathon training program. I've read the information that has been posted on side stitches and, try as I might, I managed to get one on my last long run (8.5 miles). The stitch appeared about mile 4 and I was able to stave it off for the remainder of the run, but now (it's been two days), I find that I will get one when simply walking my dog (the last two days). Is it possible to pull the ligament? Any suggestions? I'm also an asthmatic so I'm pretty aware of breathing deeply and calmly while running, but sometimes they sneak up on me and now this one just won't go away.
Thanks for the help.