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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Turkey Trot 2011

I started training for a new race and it's not going well. Unfortunately, I'm having a lot of asthma symptoms. My asthma doctor doesn't like that I'm exercising much of the week at the neighborhood gym and premedicating with albuterol. I was following the instructions of one of his colleagues. Sigh. He says premedicating with albuterol before exercise is for people who only exercise once or twice a week. He wants me to use two other medications to prevent my lungs from being "remodeled". I guess I will go ahead and do that because the running is not going well. I don't like the sound of walking around with "remodeled" lungs.

My symptoms may simply mean I'm running too quickly. I am a slow runner so it's hard to think I could slow down any more. I think I will use the Couch 2 5K. It starts out very slow. I will start it today. I'm so impatient. I wonder if I will have the patience to start so slowly though. We'll see.

I won't complete the app's program before race day but perhaps I will have a more respectable time.

I am so excited to be running another race with Jimmy. I love running outside and I love 5Ks. It's been a long time since our last 5K.