Help - The air is getting too cold for me to breathe when I run, any tips??

I love running outside (I end up getting wobbly on treadmills) but as its getting colder I am finding the cold air hurts my lungs when I jog, does anyone else have this problem or any ideas how I can still run now the weather isn't so nice? I can cope with dark and rain and would hate to give up jogging for the winter.



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7 Replies

  • I have a similar problem in the winter time, I just do an extra long warm up walk to get my lungs used to the cold air before I have to start the heavy breathing!

  • When I'm cycling in the cold air, I cover my mouth - and nose - with a buff. Buffs are made from thin, wickable material which allows your breath to pass through easily and they don't go all clammy like other scarves.

    They are easy to wash and dry - I just bung them in the machine with my cycling shirts and they dry in next to no time.

  • I ran with a buff round my ears tonight, so that I could use it over my mouth if it got too cold. In the end I got a bit too hot, and ended up with it on my wrist.

  • Thanks swanscot, I had never heard of a buff. I just ordered one off amazon. I only wish I had it on saturday when I went running along the fell in the snow and biting wind! What a fount of information this forum is. Cheers again!

  • Thanks swanscot - exactly what I have been looking for, just off to order one!

  • Thanks a lot! Ordered one, can't wait to get back out there!

  • I can recommend Lungplus. Warms up the air but as important also moistens it. You will look pretty weird but it works. I got one last winter and used for running, biking and skiing.

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