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RunDisney: Question for ex-smokers

Discussion in 'The Campfire' started by afriendinme, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. afriendinme

    afriendinme New Member

    Apr 13, 2014
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    Good morning!

    Are there any former smokers here that are now Run Disney enthusiasts?

    I have a question for you. I quit smoking in 2012 and have been training for my 1st 5k which I did yesterday. I have had no issues running on the treadmill indoors at the gym with my breathing/lungs but after about 5 minutes of running outside yesterday my lungs were on fire and I couldn't catch my breath. I've been coughing off and on since yesterday and it feels like I just quit smoking again!

    Is it running/exercising outside vs inside that irritated my lungs? Does this eventually go away? Any suggestions? I'm assuming spend more time outdoors exercising/running is going to be the answer.

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