Our expert says:
Correct breathing during runnin g is a problem for many people, as you gather from the forum responses. I know from personal experience that your problem is most likely due to being unfit and also not used to the breathing pattern. I know people who have seen doctors about it, worried that they have asthma only to be told that they are just unfit for running. So, I suspect that in about 2 or 3 months, when you do get fitter, you will look back and wonder what the fuss was about! That said, there is still a chance that you have asthma, though I doubt that you would not have noticed it before now. So, if you regularly suffer from being out of breath, then maybe it is worth looking into, but I think that over time you will find that the problem goes away.
So, as for correct technique, there is not really a wrong way to breathe, you just have to breathe naturally. What I do suggest is that you slow down if you are really out of it, and then slow the breathing, taking deep breaths, rather than short shallow breaths. That is one thing that does contribute to being out of breath.
Other than this, just be patient, don't overdo it now and you will reap the benefits later.
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