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Struggling with breathing/hay fever when running?
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MiniCooperLover · 10/06/2018 15:05

12 weeks ago I decided to overhaul things. I'm 4 st overweight and hadn't done much in the last few years. I started doing a morning Bootcamp, a PT session focussing on stamina and weights and a couple of treadmill sessions per week in my garage. I'm def getting stronger, everything seems to be going in the right direction- back no longer as sore, 10lbs dow, up to 5K on treadmill. All good. So I joined an outdoor running group. They're incredibly supportive but I can't breath well while running outdoors. I think it's hay fever, I can't take in enough breath which means I try harder, get even less air etc and on it goes. Do I accept this as part of outdoors ru bing? Is there any way to counter the hay fever dry thick throat (I take one ta let a day). Am doing 5K in 40 mins or so right now.

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FaithEverPresent · 10/06/2018 15:08

I have terrible hay fever. I get asthma from mine too so I always take my inhaler before I go and have it on me as I run. Early in the morning or in the evening are better times to run. Have you seen your GP?

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MiniCooperLover · 10/06/2018 15:18

Yes I've been doing about 9am after school drop off. I never have the breathing issues when on treadmill as that's in a cool concrete garage but it's when I attempt to run outside. The last 2 times have been terrible. I have long suspected asthma so will try and get a GP apt to talk it through

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beautifulblueballoon · 18/06/2018 19:53

definitely worth checking with GP.
I have hideous hayfever fro which I am prescribed fexofenadine. I started running in Jan. I did run before but not for about 7 years.
For the last few weeks I have been really struggling with breathing whilst running. Breathless, tight chest and wheezing. Followed by a cough for about 2 hours afterwards.
I went to the GP in Friday and my peak flow reading was quite reduced - even though my chest wasn't that bad at that point. I got prescribed an inhaler and it has made a BIG difference . I managed to run 8.5 miles on Saturday without dying!

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RocketPockets · 19/06/2018 10:11

Do you breath through your nose or your mouth?
If I breath through my nose I cannot ever get enough breath, when running I have to breath through my mouth otherwise I just lose it and have to stop. The downside is that my mouth gets incredibly dry while running so I have a belt with 2 small water bottles on it. My hay fever is awful this year, take your hay fever tablet 12 hours before you'd like it to have its best effect. I tend to take mine in the evening either at dinner time or before bed and find I'm not half as bad in the morning!

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