Originally Posted by coad786
when I run I can hardly catch my breath, dry heave, and sometimes throw up.
Do you all know how to fix this problem?
Also, what do you all do about dogs? I'm scared to death of being attacked by a dog due to previous experiences. Any suggestions?
For your first question I think you're trying to run too fast too soon... Slow down, get a nice pace going without getting out of breath then work yourself up. One way of doing this is by doing intervals of running one minute/walking one minute til you feel comfortable it'll take a week or two then add a minute each week, this is also the Couch to 5k program... you can google it...
Your second question was my problem too but it was unfounded because firstly I would run in areas where I knew there were no dogs. I only encountered a big dog once and he was way down the street so when I saw him I got on the veranda of a house and let him pass, he didn't even see me...
Hope this helps, keep us posted on your progress