Can running in cold weather trigger a migraine like headache?
I know this sounds really stupid but I went to the track tonight and walked/jogged a mile. It’s the first time I’ve done any type of running in I don’t remember how long. I was dressed warm because it was about 20-25 degrees outside. When I finished and got back into my car my chest and ears started burning and my glasses fogged up. A few minutes later my head started hurting. On the drive home I had a little trouble breathing and the headache started getting worse. When I got home I crawled into a hot bath which seemed to help a little. Afterwards I just layed on the couch and read for a couple hours. As I laid there my headache kept getting worse and the other symptoms of a migraine start popping up (sensitivity to light, nausea, severe pain) and my chest started feeling tight again. I just wanted to know if this is normal. It’s been awhile since I’ve pushed myself like I did tonight (especially in cold weather) and I’m just wondering how to make it go away.
Sounds to me like it is more a sinus issue. You were breathing mostly through your nose I am assuming. The cold air basically froze the mucus in your sinus cavities. The reason it got better in the hot bath was the steam. Try a very warm compress on your upper face, covering your eyes(will help with the light sensitivity) and let it rest until it starts to cool. You may have also started a problem with your ears from the cold too. If you continue to feel dizziness accompanied with nausea, then get some ear candles and follow the directions for them.
I want to start running but how do I run in weather that is cold enough to snow and how do I breathe…?
…so I don’t get cramps? When I run I get terrible side aches.
Ive put in alot of time and energy into running..prolly more then anyone on here..like 12000plus miles in my life.. Ur sides are from drinking to much water and not streching enough before u run..warm ups are important to… But dont drink any thing an hour before you run.. And dress warmly.. Once u start running ulll be fine with the breathing..and ull get in to a runners high. And youll feel good. U just have to push through the hard parts
Anyone know how to clear up congestion while running in cold weather?
I go on 8m runs everyday, but my nose always seems to run with me. Destroys my breathing, and ruins my stride when I have to continuously reach up and blow my nose.
I’ve had sinisitis since October and aside from blowing my nose while running, or going to the doctor for antibiotics nothing helps.
I suppose you could always try some OTC meds for runny noses and take it 1 hr before you run but aside from that I deal with it.
Why does this happen when I run in the cold?
Every time I run in cold weather, even for just a minute, my throat hurts so badly. I cough a lot, sometimes to a point where I’m gagging. It feels like I can’t control how heavily I’m breathing. Why is this?
Sometimes exercising in cold weather can trigger asthma, and sometimes asthma can make you cough. I found out I had asthma after a similar reaction to running in the cold.
You might tell your doctor about it. If it is exercise-induced asthma, it might be possible to prevent it with medications or strategies to warm and humidify the air you breathe when you exercise (exercise indoors, swim instead of running, put a scarf over your nose and mouth while outdoors, etc.).
Practice for 15k, but too cold? how else can i run?
im doing my first 15k in march, and i live in fl. The weathers been cold lately, mid 30-s and when i run in cold weather, it gets hard for me to breathe so i cant run as far. I dont have any gym memberships, is there another possible way i can train?
30 is actually balmy compared to wat I run in where it’s -4*F
If you want to train, you are best to train in the elements. Your body gets used to it. But if you’re not wanting to run then you could always try a treadmill but I’m a big believer in the fact it’s never too cold to run especially if you want to do something such as training for a 15K.
I look at it this way, running in winter is tough, no doubt about it however just think how fantastic you will be in the warmer weather bc you’ve trained all winter outdoors in all the elements. You’ll find it easier to run in the spring time and probably kick butt! I know I was in prime shape last spring after my first winter running. This winter I’m going out when it’s -20*C to toughen me up and so far it’s working.
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