I have to be doing something wrong. Not that I was ever much into running, but when I used to go for run back in the day, I remember finding a rhythm with my breathe, and that the exhale was somewhat forceful.
Breathing on the bike seems to be completely different. As long as the effort isn't anaerobic, I never seem to find a rhythm, nor does my system feel like it its searching for air. Exhaling never feels any more intense than the inhale.
Even during harder efforts, like taking a long pull that blows me up... my muscles will build with lactic acid and shut down before the heavy breathing starts. The only time I really breathe heavy is after sprinting.
What am I doing wrong?
background fitness - Cat3 rider, logged 6k miles last year. 35 years old. 2012 will be my 3rd year racing. Still lots to learn!