posted on Oct, 6 2020 @ 07:27 AM
a reply to: Nyiah
See? Mine is different.
I can work to build my stamina so that I can get my sprint out to around 400 to 600, even 800m on a good day. I ran with it for upward of 10 years,
even up through college at the DI level.
But certain things trigger it hard: exerting myself in cold, dry air (winter - I don't shovel the snow), chemical fumes (I have to be careful cleaning
house), smoke (watch out when burning off the prairie in the fall - ragweed + smoke or in smoke = asthma attack).
I don't particularly suffer from it when I get sick. The only times I ever did were when I already had a respiratory illness anyhow and something else
triggered it. One year, I got a really bad case of bronchitis because I was working and couldn't take time to get to the doctor early and west coast
wildfire smoke settled in. That year, I wound up really screwed over. But it wasn't the bronchitis that triggered it; it was the smoke.
And apparently masks don't make it very happy either. I imagine they simulate aggressive oxygen deficit like you've been exerting yourself at a higher
rate than you really have because they restrict your airflow.