So, I seem to have a propensity toward breathing at a very high rate when I get to ‘around my VO2 Max hr/effort levels. I have analyzed my efforts for a very long time and it is just something that happens around 155 hr and above. It is a significant step up in breathing rate. My max hr is around 178 or so, I’m 52 racing age with a longtime racing and training base fitness. I’m at 4w/kg right now and an FTP of a bit over 300w. I’ve tried to belly breath and slow it down when I feel it coming on, but I naturally start to pant at the higher outputs on anything over about a 60 second effort that drives my hr up. I consciously try and slow it down, deeper breaths with my diaphram, but I reall feel like I’m not getting the o2 I need unless I start breathing significantly faster. Full deep breaths at a fast pace do not allow me to keep the effort up.
I feel I have trained myself into this state , but not sure how to change it or if I should just do what comes naturally.
When I was Swimming a lot I’m the guy in the pool that had to breath every right arm stroke.
Thoughts on this? What negatives are thereto very fast breathing (Co2 buildup?)
I don’t have asthma, no allergies etc. heathy.