I attempted the Yorkshire Three Peaks this weekend, albeit with little training but always thought myself as fairly fit. I enjoy walking and take part in walking holidays and scramble up hills, covering 10-15 miles a day. I have also taken part in 10k runs, coming in at just over an hour without proper training.
Hills have always been a little problematic, but found that I am fine if I am with friends who go at my pace, stop when I need to and take my inhaler. However this time I had to keep up with the group. I really struggled and had to drop out after the first peak after suffering with extreme tightness in the chest.
It really concerned me as it highlighted that perhaps I am not as fit as I thought as I was. Does anybody else have problems getting up hills and how do you increase your fitness to keep up with people without asthma. I would really like to take part in this challenge again, but this set back has really knocked my confidence.