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Hello,

Do "get and catch" collocate well with "second wind"? Here's an example:

Breland worked up a sweat in warmups and got/caught her second wind in the first half.


Also, can we say "...and got a second wind in the first half" instead of "....and got/caught her second wind in the first half"? To me, "caught/got her second wind" sounds as if that was expected to happen.


Thank you.

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cobra panda 120A second wind is a term for catching one's breath or their breathing returns to normal.

No, it isn't. To get your second wind means that you have passed through a phase of fatigue and have recovered from it without having rested. Anyway, you can't compare usage between two different expressions. I am only persisting here for the sake of any learner who might read this thread later.

Yes, and that fatigue is do in large part to inefficient breathing taking place. People who catch a second wind have gone through a mental process to refocus, mainly their breathing rate which is necessary to get over muscle fatigue which is due in large part from inefficient breathing. "Normal" applies to whatever rate of breathing is required for the task at hand.

Breath = Wind

Anyone in sports understands the correlation of breathing and muscle fatigue.

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