sounds like you could do with slowing down a bit when you are trying to run for a bit longer. That's the advice i got from people on here when i was starting out and it really does work. Also, I wouldn't go too mad with the stretches before a run in this cold weather - it can cause injury because your muscles are cold. Jogging at a nice slow pace to start with will warm them up
Plenty of 'asthma' threads in the forum. Just type it into the 'Search' box above. Might find something helpful there. I'd get some longer tights as well. Julian Goater, in his excellent book 'The Art of Running Faster' stresses the importance of keeping your limbs warm, better to err on the side of wearing too much. I usually warm up indoors before going out on a run in this cold weather and have found this helps to keep me injury free...'touch wood'.
Hi Laura. Can't comment on the asthma there's different kinds and it can be brought on by different stimulii for different people. Probably best to discuss your running aims and asthma with your GP.
With respect to the sore legs
I only started running seriously 9 months ago and went through a period where every time I stepped it up I got shin splints. I was given the above advice from an experienced triathlete friend of mine it worked for me. Feels a bit frustrating at first running more slowly and less far than you feel you can. But it worked for me.
Good luck for the Lincon 10k
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