I've been recovering from a calf injury and today was my first double digit run in 5 weeks. I've been sloooowly adding miles, doing a run walk. My leg is finally feeling good, but now it seems that I have lost all of my aerobic capacity. I have asthma, but I have not felt this out of breath (like gasping for air, can't fill my lungs) while running, like ever. I've been using the inhaler before a run, and now I'm carrying it with me, but man, this is so frustrating.
I can come up with a million reasons why my run wasn't great today, I had a migraine form Thursday through last night, so I didn't eat great (or much at all), started my period today, it was warm, it was a challenging course (uphill), etc. But my legs still felt strong, I just couldn't seem to breathe.
I've been biking riding, walking, jogging, yoga, weights, but am I just really that out of running shape? Am I going to need to start from square one? I have a half in 3 weeks, and now I'm really scared about it. Sorry about the super negative vent.