Run training with copd

Respiratory illness doesn’t slow him down! Good example for all of us.

COPD ATHLETE

With 10 weeks to go its time to crank up our run training, while most people training for Melbourne Ironman would probably be well on the way to having their run sorted we have only been running 1-2 times a week. Main reason for this is that at best my run is 8 kph , my low lung capacity doesn’t allow me to go any quicker, which means a long time on the run course. It took me 6hrs 34 mins to complete the run leg at Port Macquarie in 2012, my aim for Melbourne is 6hrs. I find running the hardest leg for two reasons, the physical side for obvious reasons, I also struggle mentally because I’m so slow, watching people walk faster than I run is a little deflating sometimes . I am however, grateful that I am well enough to train & compete in triathlons no matter…

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