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
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!
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!
At 50, Darlene beat obesity, gave up meds prescribed “for life”, and healthier than people half her! Then destroyed PTSD and half marathon anxiety. She’s kind of a super hero.
Running is an endurance sport, and the slower you are, the more punishment you have to endure. Slow runners are the real superheroes of the sport.
I’m not sure if I’ve told y’all this story before, but I figured I’d let you know what my first few attempts at Couch to 5K were like. In short, they were painful. In detail, they were really painful.
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.
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.
If your mouth is dry and you feel thirsty, it’s already too late–you’re on the way to dehydration. Even if you think you’re drinking enough, you’re probably not (we all overestimate how much we drink). So drink up, geeks!