Kate Edwards, PT, DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist and Running Expert
Hi everybody. This is Kate Edwards. The question is, what is a good breathing technique for a long run? So if you're trying to slow your heart rate down and get in the zone, a really great breathing technique would be to make sure you're inhaling a shorter amount than your exhaling. So that would look like inhaling to the count of four and exhaling to the count of six or seven and really focusing on breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth, that will help slow your heart rate down, decrease that nervous system kind of dropping into that parenthesis. I'm pathetic nervous system a little bit more so that could be really good. Another technique that you might do is that you're trying to Exhale on your right leg and then exhale, while you're on your left leg. So there is a good book called Running on air that talks about breathing and making sure that you're exhaling on your left and then your right so that you can change the wave Force goes through your body. All right? Have a good day.