Hi everyone! I am just wrapping up week 8 of the program. Yay!!
However I am hitting a bit of a snag and wondering if anyone has any advice. I seem to hit a place of hyperventilating with my breathing and need to slow to a walk for about 30 seconds to get my breath back. It happens around 3/4 of the way in, just once and then I am back to normal after the brief rest.
I have searched and read lots about breathing when running. I keep coming across the tip to breathe in for 3 steps with the nose and out for 2 with the mouth. That just feels impossible to me. First, I cannot breath with my nose because it gets quite runny when I exercise and I certainly don't feel like I get enough oxygen that way.
I also tend to feel much better when I breathe out for longer than I breathe in. It's more like 2 inhale and 3 exhale.
My pace is slow and when I feel it coming on I slow as much as possible to really not much above a walking pace. Slowing further brings me to a walk which I do for a few seconds to get my breath back.
I would really appreciate any tips or advice that others have found helpful.