Can you warm up by running up and down the stairs first. Re: the nose problem, google snot rocket.
My asthma took a minor turn for the worse this year and as well as the standard salbutamol inhaler I was prescribed a budesonide one as well. The budesonide prevents the production of excess mucus which often happens with asthma. Seemed to help me quite a bit and I noticed after a few weeks I wasn't coughing up half as much crap on hard runs. Might be worth asking for an asthma review at your GP...
I think runs-with-dogs has a good idea. When was your last check up?
I normally take a tissue and if there's any crap as i start my run - blow it out and then dump the tissue.
I normally stick them in the band of my tights if I don't have a pocket or in my hand as i'll only use them for the first two miles.
To be honest - i find Beconase nasal spray and my 'new' inhalers have done me the world of good for sorting out any excess mucus.
i didn't fancy the run into work this morning as it was a bit windy and looked cold and overcast outside. but, true to form, within about 10 mins I was stripped down to my tshirt and shorts, sweating like a journo at the leveson inquiry.
I always take tissues with me Keith, as Like you I get a runny nose quite quickly and theres nothing worse than having to sniff it back up all the way through your run. I have been experiencing the same as you recently with regards to the cold effecting my breathing, I thought at first I had a cold but a friend said it was more likely to be the cold and me not being used to running in that type of weather. I just did my 1st 10k in Edinburgh at the begining of this month and loved every minute of it, it was REALLY cold and my feet were frozen as there is a lot of hanging about so remember to try and keep your toes wiggiling as running with frozen feet is a weird feeling , it passes quite quickly though. I've been looking for cosier clothes aswell as i'm not gunna let the weather put me off, like you theres to much hard work gone into it.
So, the very best of luck for next month, im wel jel, you'll love it, dnt worry about your breathing(this'll just make it worse)just pace yourself and listen to your body and most of all ENJOY it.
p.s let us know how you got on x
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