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I really struggle to get a regular pattern of breathing while I run, do you have any suggestions?

There are lots of ‘theories’ on the best way to breathe during running. I believe the best way to breathe when you’re running is the way that comes most naturally. I am not a proponent of all these ‘breathe in for 2 strides, out for 2 strides’ patterns, or of advising runners to breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth.

Some studies show that once exercise is just moderately hard, the most efficient way of breathing in and out is through the mouth, not the nose. Try some of the above and stick with what works best for you.

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