Wk3r2 :)

Went out just before dark today. Took 2 puffs of Ventolin while getting changed and another just before stepping out the door. Used my buff over my mouth/nose until about half way through the first 3 minutes run. And it was all ok :) Didn't need inhaler during or afterwards :)

Hopefully this means that my lungs are getting used to it. We'll find out for sure when I do the final run of the week!!!

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  • Ah Well done Cookie !

    I have no personal experience of Asthma myself , but a buff is perfect to stop the cold air getting into your lungs .I use one in the cold weather and they are just the ticket !

    Good Luck and please keep posting so we can follow your progress :-) xxx

  • Thank you. I will certainly keep posting, as the advice and support from others on here is brilliant!!

  • Sounds like you've found what works for you 🙌 I'm asthmatic too, and use symbicort before my runs but always carry a ventolin with me, on the occasions I've been without it my brain convinces my lungs they're struggling - I know it's just a cousin of the running gremlins but she can be pretty convincing!

  • I have symbicort and hadn't thought about taking that before a run......might try it just to see what sort of difference it makes....

  • Sounds great 😊

  • Fair play to you I've no advice re asthma just admiration your out there .... Your finding what works and these forum friend get me through every run

  • Thank you :)

  • Well done, we also did W3r2 last night. still can't imagine being able to do this those longer runs of 20 minutes.

  • Let's not worry about that until we have to!!!

  • That's the spirit!

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