(Closed) Out Of Breath…

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Do you have asthma? I used to get really out of breath while running but it got better after awhile. good luck!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

How “new” of a runner are you? When I go long periods of time without working out, I feel totally beat after about ten minutes when I get back into it. Listen to your body and ease yourself into it; the last thing you want to do is pass out on the track from overexerting yourself!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would look up breathing techniques for running. I hate running (I’m more of a swimmer) but had to do it for the Navy and I found the best technique for me was to enhale with two strides, exhale with two strides. And I know theres something about when you exhale/enhale its supposed to be through your nose/mouth at specific times. I think this is why I like swimming.. it kind of forces you to have a rhythm to your breathing.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

1. Try running indoors– the AC really helps! After a while it becomes easy enough to do it outside.

2. Do a run-walk program like couch to 5k. It helps build up lung capacity

3. Run slower. You should be able to carry on a conversation while running up until you can run three miles easily. Then you can try to work on speed. I know that when I was chasing Fiance this morning (we were running a 4 mile loop in 85 degree heat with high humidity) I could barely breathe. It happens to everyone!

 

I can run over an hour (training for a half marathon). I did run-walking until I could run a 5k easily. Then I did 3-4 5ks every week for 3 or 4 months. This helped me build a base. Now I am working on building distance and have made my morning run a 4 miler 5 days a week. After 3 weeks of that I am going to go up to 5 miles for my morning run. I personally only have the time for an hour plus run (for me 7 miles) on the weekends, so I stick to 30-40 minute runs before work (for me 4-5 miles)

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@elenagilbert:  If you’re totally new to running, look up the Couch to 5k program. It alternates walking and jogging, adding on more jogging time each week.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@elenagilbert:  Don’t feel silly! The whole reason I started running was because I knew he was buying the ring and wanted to be super hot when I posted the “we’re engaged photos”. I went from never running a mile in January to training for a half marathon on November. It is totally do-able.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’d slow down and focus on time, not speed. Then you can increase your speed with interval training or FARTLEKs later.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@elenagilbert:  I agree with pps saying that you should look up a couch to 5k program. Oh and I know keeping a rhythm with breathing and the thing that @Pollywog said about being able to talk while running is one of the BIG reasons they make you do silly chants while running in any sort of bootcamp/OCS military program… 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If running was easy everyone would be doing it πŸ™‚ You are out-of-breath because your heart and lungs are not accustomed to this high level activity. You need to build up your endurance, train your heart/lungs to be more efficient to use and consume oxygen This takes time, start slow and build up. Just as others suggested couch to 5K is an excellent start if you’re serious about running.

 

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