I took part in the Turkey Trot in Carnmore on Sunday morning, and whilst I admit I hadn't been out on the road for a few weeks, I really suffered. I felt like I couldn't get any air into my lungs. I had my inhaler with me (the doc says I have slight 'exercise induced asthma') but even this was no help. I was nearly 10mins behind my projected time & I was nearly caught by some of the walkers on the course.
I just thought it was my asthma playing up but from talking to other runners afterwards a few said the cold air really messed up their breathing and they ran a slower race than expected (and this was before I mentioned my trouble breathing).
Anyone else suffer like this with the cold air? Any other asthma sufferers feel that its worse in cold air? (Hope thats alright Mod - not looking for advice or a cure). The temperature was around the 1 degree for the run, although the sun was out & it was a lovely course.