I was diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma around the time I began C25k back in February. I didn't even know there was such a thing. I don't have asthma at all at rest but only if exposed to exercise (and cold air). The diagnosis was actually a great blessing really. I am now powered by asthma medication (brown, green and blue inhalers) and after fifty years of not being able to run I now can. I spend my runs thinking, "I can't believe I'm doing this!"
Anyway, I'd be interested in hints and tips from others with experience of it. And I have two questions.
1) As I get fitter, could my lung capacity potentially improve to the point at which I no longer have exercise-induced asthma?
2) How do I separate out what is asthma from what is being out of breath from running like everyone can be? At the Parkrun on Saturday I started coughing a lot just after half way so walked for a few seconds and took a puff of Ventolin. I then stopped coughing and ran the rest of the way (to a PB!) So I know the cough is asthma but otherwise I find it hard to differentiate.