Whether you’re a new runner or a veteran, learning how to breathe while running is a fundamental skill that will make you a better athlete.
Running with asthma may seem impossible. But as an asthmatic, I promise you can become a runner if you know these three things when you start!
Today’s run was pretty easy. A 9:27 mile, and my heartrate never went over 165, really. Not that I noticed, at least. And that’s awesome. Recovery runs aren’t meant to tax you. They are just there to keep you moving and making sure your body doesn’t wither away into a lifeless husk.
I finished 3.1 miles at 9:55 minutes per mile, but I had to push myself at the very end to keep that pace. I was running faster than that overall, but my walk breaks took my average pace down. I pushed too hard, and almost had an asthma attack on the road.
Day 4! Woo! I only ran a mile today, but I did it faster than I did yet: 8:54. I look forward to when my typical mile time gets down to the 7:50-8min mark again. That’s always a good boost to my confidence.
Your legs use different muscles for walking and running, and taking breaks from beating your legs up can help them rest and run even further.
I’ve received a medal at each of the last three races I ran, and now I’m addicted to them.
I ran the fastest 10k I have in years because I was afraid I’d be late to work if I didn’t.
Mom was in the hospital. I was overcome by anxiety. Another hereditary health concern? I ran. That night, quite literally, I was running for my life.
You can’t beat exercise-induced asthma. You just have to outrun it.