Blocked Nose - How do you get around it?
I have been mostly running outdoors since graduating.
The one problem of running outdoors in winter is blocked and at times, runny nose.
Does anyone have any suggestions for this?
I have tried that...unfortunately it gets me out of breath quicker
As someone with terrible allergies all year round- I have a little pocket in the back of my running legs i dub my 'tissue pocket'- it fits two folded tissues per run and i chuck them in a bin if i go past one! Got to make sure I take them out before the wash though..
Actually, running does clear my nose/sinuses brilliant and I think it helps with blocked noses
I am going to try this on my next run. Thanks BeatriceRose
If I want to do a run longer than a few k and am a bit bunged up I take a decongestant tablet about an hour beforehand (if I remember ) . I always have to carry a couple of tissues when I am out as my nose usually runs, especially when it's cold - if I have no pockets I wear a wrist sweatband and tuck a tissue in there.
I found that as I got fitter my nose stopped running so much. It used to run like a darned tap😊 I think it's breathing so much, especially up hills.
I find running loosens up the congestion so it is good for a blocked nose. I take a wad of tissues in my pocket and blow as I go. You could try using a saline spray before you go if breathing through your nose is difficult
My nose still streams all the time, I carry at least one tissue per KM!
How's the nose now Ash? Mine needs a blow after a few miles but not too bad lately, I always take some tissues..
Ok....so here is what I have been up to.
3 runs a week. I carry a hand towel and a small 250ml water bottle.
There are times when it is icy and I just take it slow and gentle. I walk particularly slidy bits.
I find the need to blow my nose only towards the start. As I get into the run, I get warmer.
And I am doing 3 crossfit sessions on the non-running days.
Sunday is a rest day at the moment.
BTW, I am doing a 5K tomorrow. This one is around Arthur's seat in Edinburgh. I aim to get to the finish line in under 46 minutes. But I am sure that a kilometer into the event, I will care less about the time and more about finishing
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