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How to breathe while running?
Aug 05, 2013 at 1:22 PM
I feel like I saw this question on here before (or that I asked a question similar to this) but I couldn't find it!
When I run, I find myself getting out of breath really quickly. Now I know this is, in part due to me being REALLY out of shape, and also in part CF. But I know my breathing technique isn't helping me at all. I breathe out of my nose a lot which doesn't help because my sinuses are pretty bad so it's kind of difficult to breathe through that while I'm running. And I feel like the breaths I'm taking are way too deep. Or something. I know my breathing technique needs to be better. Last year I had the same problem and then I found breathing techniques (again..pretty sure it was on here) and it helped significantly (along with doing my vest and then the acapella thrown in for extra airway clearance).
I don't need to love running...but with tennis season I kind of need to be able to at least tolerate it. And I feel like some better breathing techniques (or really anything that helps you..) would absolutely help me.
Last September/October I was able to run a mile in about 9 minutes and 30 seconds.
Right now (and last year at this time) I can't run a lap without being too tired. I know I'll get better with it as I start doing it everyday. But yeah..this starting turning into me rambling.
But anyway, what are some breathing techniques (or anything else) that could help me run easier (other than continuing to run everyday because that's already happening haha)