I have asthma which in normal everyday life is not a bother but when I run it's so annoying. I have a ventolin inhaler and use it before I go out but I'm finding I need to use it a couple of times when I go out. I'm concerened about the coming cold weather and have been doing a bit of reading. Everything I read suggests nose breathing. I did try it when Laura suggested it in the early podcasts but gave up as I needed to get as much air in a possible. The last week or so I've been trying again, So breathing in and out is fine but I can only manage about four times then I find myself with my mouth open gasping for air, hyperventilating, this then forces me to totally slow down or stop until I can get my breathing back under control. This is all very frustrating.
I feel like my legs could run for ever but my breathing is really holding me back. Any suggestions would be great, I'm willing to try almost anything as I love running.