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8/28/13 7:41 P

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Just got done with Day 1 of Week 6 ... Last 3 Intervals of having to slow it down but got through it emoticon ... Trying to work on that breathing. Little by little it's getting better.... Really surprised myself how well I did.



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8/28/13 12:31 A

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I just did week 6 day 1 this morning! It was a doozy but I got through it, lost about 1 1/2 min of running but I still finished!

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8/26/13 11:46 P

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Well, I notice that no one has replied to this in awhile, but I am pleased to say that today was Week 6, Day 1 for me, and I completed the whole thing!

Wooooohoooooooo!

My weight has not really come down because I lost my mind a couple of weeks ago and ate everything that was not nailed down, but guess what? I kept up with the running, and now I am excited to finish this out and run my 5K. I have calmed down with the food thing, and I am now eating like a normal person again.

Who else is in week 6?

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6/27/13 4:30 P

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You're welcome! I'm glad that the article helped you out! I don't think chest breathing is necessarily bad per se, since it's easier to get more air into the lungs, but when I get cramps and stitches, I find that concentrating on and slowing down the breathing helps.

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6/27/13 9:10 A

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@ACTOUTLOUD

Wow, that was a super helpful article! I think I do belly breathe when I am not being challenged during the run, but once it gets harder, I think I end up chest breathing. Tomorrow when I run again, I'll definitely be paying attention to that! I'll add those pilates exercises to my strength days also.

Thanks!

~~Addy~~


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6/26/13 11:13 P

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Do you breathe from the chest, or do you breathe from the belly? The latter is supposed to be better as it isn't as shallow.
I came upon this article:
http://www.runnersworld.com/running-tips
/lung-power?page=single
It addresses how to breathe properly, a possible breathing rhythm pattern, and cross training exercises for the lungs.
I hope it helps, and keep up the great work!

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6/26/13 11:02 A

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Holy mackerel! That was rough! Up until now, I haven't felt like I needed to stop because my heart/lungs can't keep up, but today I definitely considered it. Super happy I stuck with it though.

I think I need to work on the rhythm of my breathing as I ended up with a hitch in my shoulder and side during every run. Any tips for this?

~~Addy~~


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