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What do you do when racing, or just trying for a good hard run, when you realize you're breathing too hard. Do you slow your pace or how do you get it under control again?

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By 'breathing too hard' do you mean running at a pace that you can't sustain for a long period?
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Never really had that problem. Do you have any asthma type issues?
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I guess...
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I just concentrate on taking deeper breaths for a few seconds and see if that doesn't bring it back under control. I sound like I'm dying most of the time anyway, but could hold a conversation. For me, it's a concentration issue.
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Concentrate on your breathing and see if that will carry you through a tough part. It that doesn't work, back your pace down just a little until you feel better.
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check your arms.....sometimes just lowering them a bit....so that they are in a fuller swing pattern will get your breathing into a pattern also.

If you have this problem quite often.....you may need to actually teach yourself rhythmic breathing. I had to do this years back and I still will fall back to it once in awhile.

For instance you breathe out 1-2-3 steps slowly and the 4th step is one quick deep breath in. then 1-2-3 out and 1 in.
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What Sue said. I exhale every 4th stride during normal runs. When I've really got the hammer down (i.e doing speedwork) it's every 3rd stride.
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I just keep sucking air. I don't have an asthma problem but when I'm really pushing it, I get pretty loud.

Until you get some tunnel-vision or seeing white spots, it's okay
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I sound like a freight train coming around the bend when I'm kicking the last part of a race....
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my breathing pattern is a bit more symmetrical, but it works for me. I usually start by running with a in-2-3 out-2-3 pattern, then as the intensity increases I switch to in-2, out-2 pattern.
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I take two or three extra deep breaths through my nose and that usually gets my breathing back in sync.
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