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Originally Posted by velocity
depends ion if I have gone anaerobic or not.
I crack myself up He he
After reading this and some of the other posts in this thread, I went back out today and tested my breathing. First, I counted my breaths in a 30 second period at an aerobic heart rate of about 140bpm and counted 15 - so 30 per minute. I did this 3 times and came up the same.
Then I tried anaerobic approach. I did a 5 min time trial where my heart rate bounced between 180 and 183 for the last few minutes. (My max this year has been 188 BTW) I counted my breaths and it was 18 and 19 on 2 different counts. So anaerobic was 36-38 per minute. So that is not that big a difference to me. My lungs felt fine the entire time, but my legs felt like I was driving railroad spikes through them. My average cadence was about 115 for that time FYI.
Because of my distance running background and also from some swimming, I learned to control my breathing, but is this the best thing for me? Would the burning pain in my legs subside more if I breathed faster?