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A lesson in breathing and running

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Spent some time over the last few days researching running techniques whilst running, I have a tendency to hyperventilate and it makes my chest hurt when running. It's strange to think that you can breathe wrong!

Today I tried a 3-in, 3-out technique in which you breathe in for three steps and breath out for three steps. It's hard to focus on your breathing all the time but it really did help. I managed to run for longer periods with walking breaks. Got my overall pace to ~7min/km hurrah!

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  • v RLT5089
    I often do three in three out too! Although I didn't know it was an actual technique it just seemed to help and helped me keep a rhythm haha. Nice job on the time!
    1325 days ago
  • v APONI_KB
    I do a two in two out thing. I have the same issue with swimming though and am trying to breathe every other stroke so I don't always breathe on the same side. Its adding to some shoulder issues.
    1417 days ago
  • v LIABOOTY
    My friend told me something close to that and I thought she was making it up :p. I'm seriously going to start working on my breathing technique. Thanks for the tip.
    1417 days ago
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