I Can't Breathe When I Run

Since like a month ago, whenever I'm running I feel like I cant breath.
It's not asthma because I am not asthmatic, at least that i know of. My teacher always asks me to run 8 laps and I think if I keep doing it I might faint.
Now I'm worried because I think it is serious, I really can't get any oxygen.
When the class is over I try to get my breath and I feel like I'm dying.
What is wrong with me?

asked by Sir Emmi in Diseases & Conditions | 3707 views | 07-20-2009 at 11:15 PM

It is possible that you have exercise induced asthma and that is why you can't breath when you run. You should ask your doctor about it, just don't freak out. It's probably not serious.
You could go to the doctor's and get your lung capacity tested. this is certainly a safe and smart thing to do.
Your cardio capacity is specific to the type of exercise you do.
What you describe usually happens to people who don't exercise much.

answered by Spec | 07-20-2009 at 11:22 PM

Your fitness level equals what you are able to do.

Well one thing could be are you running too fast when you run. If you are running too fast then you would get burned out after a short period of time, most people go at a jogging pace. Another thing, you have to work up your endurance as you run.

Always check with your doctor to be sure.

answered by James | 07-20-2009 at 11:24 PM

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