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7/3/12 8:52 A

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I was just about to make a post asking about this! I am about to start week two of the training, but I was worried I couldn't hack it, because during week 1, and when I try to jog on my own, I would feel like my breathing was off, or that I was holding my breath, and that makes me feel like I need to stop and walk. I am going to have to go on youtube! Thanks so much!!!!!!

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6/27/12 9:51 P

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I too was wondering about a breathing technique and also watched youtube videos and googled articles online. I did notice that this website has a "runnng center," which also has articles about form: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/runnin
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I read that with running you will need to take deeper breaths that is called "belly breathing." When someone takes short chest breaths, it can increase the tendency to get stitches of pain in the sides.

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6/21/12 10:50 A

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I tried cross country in high school - coach found me after a swim meet and suggested that I would be great at it with my endurance - I couldn't deal with breathing while exercising or the joint shock.

Anyways, The runners basically told me that you should complete a breath cycle with every three strides.

Now I am off to give it a try again too.

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6/15/12 8:27 P

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THanks!!! I have been watching this post hoping for feedback. great question. great answer. I didn't think to check you tube. Thanks again!

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6/15/12 1:28 P

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thank you! i will give this a shot



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DESTEEGIRL's Photo DESTEEGIRL Posts: 13
6/15/12 9:26 A

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No one replied here but I was able to find some great advice on youtube. There are several videos that show proper running technique and even some videos on breathing. The overall breathing suggestion is to breath through your mouth and nose or whatever is most comfortable. Breathing nose only limits oxygen though so most find it most comfortable to breathe through your mouth and nose.
Running technique is very important and there are several videos to show proper technique, just search proper running technique or form and choose one...there are several. Hope this helps others too =)

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6/10/12 5:49 P

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i would like to know this as well. i am asthmatic and was wondering if there is a breathing technique as well



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6/9/12 7:40 P

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Running is new to me and I feel like I am not breathing the right way. Is there a technique that runners use? In through the nose and out through the mouth or coordinating it with your stride? This sounds stupid and not even sure if I should ask this here but I am finding that by the end of my 2 minutes my breathing is off, almost panicky until I begin walking and think I may be missing something? Or maybe that's just how it is!
Also, are there actual techniques on how your form should be? These things may be on this site somewhere but I have to admit I am a bit overwhelmed with all the info on here. Still finding my way around and figuring things out.
Thanks for any input =)

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