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13 Sep 2006

While Running ?
HI,
While Jogging what should my breathing be like & when I start picking up the pace, should my breathing frequency increase ?
While sprinting, do i need to take in shorter Breathes ?
I occasionally get side pains, is this breathing induced ?
Kind regards
Nismo
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Breathing during exercise

01 Jan 0001

Yes, your breathing rate will increase as you run faster, but you will find that even when running at a sprint, you can breathe at a rate of about 20 breaths per minute once you have trained yourself to breathe properly through your nose over the course of a few months. Let the breathing happen naturally through your nose as you run fater and don't worry about the number of breaths per minute - this will look after itself as your lung capacity expands with practise of the Darth Vader breathing I talk about. The side pains you experience are generally a result of drinking or eating too much before you run, so don't eat a big meal within 3 hours of your run, and you should find the problem does not occur again.
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