Monday, January 31, 2011

Well, Yuck.

So I hop on my treadmill after a long day of work. Walk five minutes, to warm up, as usual. Then break into a run.

Legs are kind of sluggish, which could be expected after the Sunday Mohican run, but what I was not expecting was the shortness of breath.

I had to kick it down to a walk. I was too stubborn to go upstairs and get the inhaler. So I changed the "quality" run I was planning on getting to 4 miles on the tread, at 5% incline.

At my last two gym workouts, which were both interval type workouts, I could have used a puff of my albuterol inhaler before the workout. (Which I believe, I did not do.) But usually, my asthma does not kick up inside.

In the winter, I have my balaclava-thingy that I wear over my nose and mouth to warm the air into my bronchioles. I hate it. Therefore, it's not gotten worn much.

At the Weymouth Woods 100K, it was colder than anticipated, especially when the sun went down. My wheezing got more pronounced. My Buff, which I was wearing as a head covering, also worked well over my mouth-but at that point, it was far too late to stop the wheezing.

At the Mohican run yesterday, my asthma kicked up with the last 3 miles. Again, I did nothing to cover my mouth. Sigh.

So what am I going to do? Start taking my Singulair, on a daily basis. I have been just taking it about one week before a race/long run, to get enough in my system. I think between now and MMT, I will take it so my runs don't deteriorate.

I'm going to start using my balaclava, regardless on how it looks or restricts me talking!!!


  1. Our blog posts go together well this week! I enjoy reading your adventures!

  2. Hi! I'm a new follower :)
    I love the colour of your blog :D
    Look forward to hearing about your crazy races.

    Buffs are awesome!


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