Struggling with breathing outside - Is it the heat?

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Jul 2018
8:02pm, 2 Jul 2018
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Tim of MK
I'm not normalyl troubled with breathing problems.

But I'm struggling a bit just now.

Could it just be the heat? Affects me most outdoors snd in our warm house. Not in my cool office.
Jul 2018
9:48pm, 2 Jul 2018
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Well … it could be, but for me it has to get a bit hotter than this for it, Southern European hot (the place I most noticed it was Rome - in August!) I think it is more likely to be pollen or other allergen related. I and a few others were struggling with that last week up here, but by the end of the week, though even hotter, there weren't the same problems.
Jul 2018
10:16pm, 2 Jul 2018
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Air pollution is often worse in hot weather and there's often more ozone too. I'm struggling too at the moment
Jul 2018
10:22pm, 2 Jul 2018
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Just have a look at all the cars at the moment, that's all floating around in the air so could well be affecting you.
I seem to be running out of puff at the moment, but I put that down to lack of training and old age. ;-)
Jul 2018
11:13pm, 2 Jul 2018
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Probably just a combination of pollen, accumulation of pollutants in the air and the effect that heat has on your O2 carrying capacity.
I was out in it today and I was breathing hard and my HR was much higher than normal for such a slow pace.
The good news is that you can acclimatise to it over successive runs but it is bloody hard going!

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I'm not normalyl troubled with breathing problems.

But I'm struggling a bit just now.

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