This training tip is the first in a new weekly series we are doing to provide education and motivation throughout your running season. Enjoy!
Don't Forget to Breathe
Improving cardiovascular fitness for an easier time breathing through workouts is often a slow and gradual process for new runners, but it is worth the patience and dedication and will lead to more enjoyable runs. Start by spending 30 minutes, 5 times per week with your heart rate and breathing increased above your sedentary rate. Focus on slow deep inhales and exhales that expand your belly as you breathe in. The pace is not important during this building period, which means walking or using walk/run intervals can be an effective way to strengthen your lungs and heart. Be patient and consistent in your training, and breathing will get easier!
-Steph VanHeel, Head Coach and Franchise Owner
Blaine, Coon Rapids Dam, Coon Rapids Bunker Hills, Fridley, Lino Lakes & New Brighton/St. Anthony Moms on the Run
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