Here's how to breathe to enjoy a better run, sidestepping injuries:
- Start with running at a pace at which you can breathe easily. That's called the "talk speed" meaning that you should run at the speed that allows you to talk normally.
- Train breathing in and out primarily through your mouth when running. That'll be great if your nose joins the party and helps get air in and out.
- Become a belly breather. That means you should learn to breathe from your diaphragm.
- Practice rhythmic breathing as it plays a main role in keeping you injury-free. Besides, breathing at a rate which rhythmically matches locomotion significantly reduces the stress on the respiratory system when you are running.
- Finally, don't breathe extremely deeply whenever you focus on the breath. Be careful with this.