Without going into the long story and details, I'll put those on my blog later to journal my progress. But I am starting to learn how to properly run. I met a coach who actually, much to my delight, is getting me past any and all of my physical difficulties. Again will put on my blog later. I am used to training very hard I used to swim, dive, bike and fence (foil mostly, some epee) but I have never really had the opportunity/knowledge/coaching to focus on nutrition and do everything right the way I am now. I was rather naive then. LOL.
Anyway first question is when I wake up at 5am I am drinking 1 scoop of whole food optimizer and I eat a couple of dates and sip some water. We go out and walk/jog at 6am. We are up to 6.4 miles and while this last time was not as bad, my stomach really gets unhappy in the middle of the interval jogging. The first time we did it I was sure I was going to throw up along the side of the road.
I know in part my sinuses are draining a lot, but should I skip eating anything other than maybe a banana and a couple of dates? or just the dates? When we are done and I get home all I can manage is to eat a couple of more dates, sip a little water and it takes about an hour before I can even manage to think of eating. I usually eat some mixed fruit, hemp seeds, ground flax, unsweetened shredded coconut, sesame seeds and maybe some pumpkin seeds after my workout and then another scoop of the Whole Food Optimizer.
Next question...I have always heard and see a lot of people here talk about sipping water and I carry water with me when we go out. My impromptu coach picks on me for it. I barely drank any today when we went out. I mostly used it to rinse my mouth out when it felt dry. He says that you don't really need water until about 10 miles or so. I find I get refreshed if I just gargle and spit the water out. I had been sipping and drinking it, but I think I am swallowing some air, which is probably adding to the nausea I have been feeling. I did do a lot better today with it, but I did get nauseous.
Last question, I have reactive airway disease. Not quite asthma, in some ways worse. This is only part of what has been my problem running in the past. I also know that I have a decreased lung capacity as compared to most folks. So when he yells at me to breathe or tells me I am not getting enough oxygen I am a little frustrated because my lungs are spasming and twitching away at me and I am doing my damnedest to not give in and start gasping for breath. But it does eventually happen until they relax and I can push to pick the pace up.
I feel I should clarify that it's not him I am frustrated with when he yells at to me to breathe, I know he is absolutely right. It's that I am trying to breathe from my diagram, which I can do, it's when that is full and the breath hits about sternum level the coughing and feeling that I am trying to move a brick wall that my lungs have become and they stop expanding and fill with mucous.
So my question, I know long explanation, is does anyone know of anything I can do outside of our morning walk/jogs, to help speed up the increased lung capacity. I have tried a million things over the years, breathing through a straw, these horrid little things I had to breath into and elevate the ball to a certain level each time I did it to sitting and doing deep breathing from the diaphragm, but it never seemed to help.
All of the above said though I am not getting the intense burning/searing pain in my lungs when these things hit me that I used to get when I would with other sports before. I have been able to just work through it. Same when I start getting crackling in my ears and start seeing black with white rings in it. My coach is awesome, he just takes my hand, talks to me a lot, keeps telling me to breathe and I get through it. Any thoughts and advice is greatly appreciated.
Oh I wanted to add that while I was in tears for the entire last mile I feel awesome and have no real aches or pains.