So I started racing this season and out of 6 crits so far I've been shelled on 4 of them, including today. I'm starting to get very frustrated with my performance. I train as much as I can, doing interval work, hill repeats, etc.. anything I can to help improve my cardio/recovery. The problem is when I race my breathing gets out of control. I literally cannot breath, my chest starts to burn, and I just hit a wall. Today I started getting tunnel vision (which I've experienced at other crits), and I got very light headed. My chest is still burning and I can't stop coughing. At first I just chalked it up to being new to racing and not used to the intensity of crits but now I'm getting concerned it's more than that. The worst part is that I can't match the level of intensity during my training to mimic my symptoms during racing to try and figure out what's going on.
Anyways, this thread is more of me just *****ing about my shotty performance today but I was curious if anyone has diagnosed with exercise induced asthma, what were you prescribed, and does it help while racing. I have an appointment with my doctor on wed.