Hello, thank you for joining me along my journey of becoming a Runner! I've always been an active guy, played sports in high school and continued into adult recreation sports after high school. As I started my family and found a career, the activity level slowly decreased. Well my Fiance had enough of our lazy ways and started on the Weight Watchers program and completely overhauled our daily meals. Step 2 was getting more active, so we decided to JOG our annual Juvenile Diabetes charity walk and actually enjoyed the activity. The month following the charity walk, we signed up for our first official 5K and had an absolute blast. From that point forward I have officially been BIT by the running bug and this is my journey to becoming a RUNNER!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Cross Training and Workout Tips

Last nights workout was a recovery day so I jumped on my mountain bike and rode for 1.76 miles.  Knee feels great and I am slowly working my way back to my normal program.  As I was riding I was thinking about breathing technique.

There is a great running forum called The Running Forum ( and one of the members posted the question about proper breathing technique, inhale 3 steps, exhale 2 steps, etc. and I was just lost reading this.  I go out and run, throw my headphones on and have no idea how I'm breathing.

So I'm looking for some tips here.  Will changing my breathing improve my performance?  Are there any simple techniques to improve how I breath during a run?  If its my current process is working, do I really need to fix it?

Plan is to run tonight.  Probably similar to Tuesdays run, about a mile at a very moderate pace.

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