Posted: 18/04/2016 at 15:05
I always concentrate on my breathing during a run as it helps me get into a rhythm and focused on being in the moment. If you are having problems then you might like try these tips.
Firstly, try out different combinations of breaths in and out. I find in for 2 and out for 2 works for me. You might try 3/3, 2/3, 3/2, 4/4 etc. Experimenting with different combinations to see which works best.
Secondly, being tense in the shoulders can prevent you from breathing in properly. Relaxing the shoulders by pushing them down (rather than being up around your ears) allows for taking a deeper breath.
Hope this helps.