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!
Exercise Induced Asthma
You don’t need anything but running shoes to start running. But having some basic gear can make a big difference and keep you going.
I found an easy and simple half-marathon training plan with no gimmicks that worked to get me a sub-2hr PR in my first 13.1 race!
Being a runner takes a lot of fuel. But if you just eat haphazardly, you may be doing more harm than good. Here are some ways you can fuel yourself the smart way.
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.
Day two of the runstreak happened. I recorded while dripping sweat from my run (or maybe it was from the rain that started in while I was out). I ran 1.1 miles, and my shoelaces came untied at 0.9. Never try to run a quarter mile with loose shoes. It’s just bad.
Stop making excuses. You have to carve out time for the life you want to live and the way I want to live it.