There are lots of reasons why new runners may struggle with their breathing when they are first learning to run. Here are the top three:

1) General Fitness - You are never going to be able to have perfect breathing technique without a good level of running fitness. This will improve over time as you run more and more and so your focus should be on undertaking a beginner running training schedule to improve your fitness.

2) Panicing - Some runners may experience varying levels of panic at on stage or another during their training for a variety of reasons. Keeping calm during a run is important when it comes to controlling your breathing.

3)Running Too fast - put simply, SLOW DOWN!

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