Fragmented respiration is based on a cycle of four successive inhaling followed by exhaling.
Such a breathing cycle during running promotes the saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen and allows;
To adjust breathing to a number of strides in which the first two inhaling take place during the first two strides, followed by a further two inhaling in the next pair of strides, uninterrupted exhaling takes place during the third pair of strides.
The frequency of breathing is regulated by the running speed as breathing is synchronized with the running rhythm. LINK
Newspaper Report LINK
Scientific report showing pulse rate [and lactate levels] dropping by up to 10 bpm at racing speeds using Fragmented Breathing LINK
After many hours of searching the internet I found the article on how to do fragmented breathing [thanks also to Greg for newspaper article], i will now work on this breathing method over the next week and report back!
WARNING; Compression socks 'DO NOT IMPROVE PERFORMANCE' LINK
Ran with Tess over the Velvet Trail for 40 mins easy.
worked on using NEW breathing method, conclusion so far, legs felt lighter when doing 'fragmented breathing method' but lungs felt like I'd just blown up a hot water bottle after run!