PS, it was very hot yesterday (well, down my neck of the woods) which might have led to your being more breathless. And perhaps you were going too fast. Maybe now as the pollen count is so high, perhaps try taking things slightly more slowly as you're struggling to breathe.
I ran the Mansfield Half and it was BOILING hot! Plus, there weren't enough water stations which i got rather anxious about...and i was trying to do under 2-hrs which i probably would have done had it not been so hot.
I've only had one positive experience when i've been to the doctors about my asthma and that's because i saw a nurse who spent a good half hour with me!
This particular doctor told me that i wasn't fit enough and also explained that he has run marathons so knows what it is like...obviously doesn't know how disheartening it is to be told that you're not very fit!!!
I keep meaning to get back into yoga because i've found it very beneficial in the past - both physically and mentally. I think the chest pain could be resolved by mind over matter but i need to find the time to focus on training my brain to help my running.
I wondered though if i'm trying to achieve too much too soon in my running?
The last time i went to the doctor to raise the issue with him, he told me that I had no problems with my asthma but it was due to my level of fitness i.e. i'm not fit enough. As you can imagine, this kind of response was a real kick in the teeth and ever since, i've been on a mission to prove him wrong and sure enough, i have got fitter and my asthma has got better. But after yesterday's episode, i think i ought to go back to the doctor and ask for another diagnosis.
I will use my reliever every now and again but for this particular pain, it wasn't helping and i got myself really worked up and upset for it
As an asthmatic, I've always been mindful of my breathing and take care to use my inhalors on a regular basis.
As my fitness has progressed, my asthma is much better to the point that I very rarely use my reliever inhalor when out training.
Howevever, I keep experiencing chest pain and I don't know if it's asthma or something else. After training for 90 mins + I sometimes get a tightness in my chest as if the bottom of my lungs aren't working and there isn't any air getting all the way through. At my last half marathon, the discomfort panicked and upset me and I worked myself up into a panic attack and had to see the paramedic for oxygen. The oxygen helped to relieve the pain in my chest which makes me think its not to do with my asthma, but what else could it be? Is it muscle fatigue? Do I need to train my lungs to have greater capacity?
I was aiming for a sub-2 hr half marathon for the first time and was doing really well until the pain started at mile 11 but I kept running through it...