Ok so today was the day I went and saw the asthma/allergy doc. I really liked this doctor compared to the one I saw last year. He really seemed more concerned with finding the cause and treating that rather then just treating the symptoms. I did a breathing test and after he saw the results they gave me a breathing treatment and re-did the tests. The results were so much better. It actually sounded like if I were treating my asthma properly and had full use of my lungs, I have above average lung capacity. SO he gave me lots of samples :). He put me on a different nasal spray, a different asthma inhaler, this one with cortisone, and about 5 days worth of prednisone to really kick this out of my system. I have a follow up appointment in less then 2 weeks to do a full allergy test (he'd rather rely on his own then another doc's results) as well as to see how I am progressing.
Because Cathy was meeting me at the Dr's office, we were going to head to the pool. She wasnt feeling well so we headed home. I figured no big deal, I have the next two days off, Ill take a much needed day off. Well that didnt last too long. I had dinner around 630 and by 730 I was getting antsy. My body was screaming...Kevin go out and train, even if its a quick 30 min run or ride. Unintentionally, I have been almost 2 weeks without a rest day and actually feel real good. So by 8:15 I was out running in the neighboorhood. Of course I had to test the drugs to see if they were working. I went out really fast. I was doing under 8:00/mile for about the first 3.4 of a mile. By then I was getting out of breath. Obviously it will take some time for the meds to take effect. So I slowed down and finished my first mile in 8:10. That is actually really fast for me. Of ours, my legs were screaming Faster Harder while my lungs were screaming Im not Okay. So obviously my lungs won out. With a little bit of walking, I did miles 2 and 3 in 10:45 and 10:10 respectively. I really feel that if I can treat my asthma, I will be able to run much faster
ORN:3 mi 29:05 9:42/mi