I have been having trouble breathing when it’s cold outside and finally went to the doctor yesterday. I have exercise induced asthma and it’s brought on mainly by cold, dry air. I got a prescrip for albuterol and doc said to use it 30 minutes prior to exercise and to make sure that I warm up sufficiently.
My question: how does one warm up? Do I start my rides 30 minutes early and just do really easy spinning? If my group ride starts at say, 10AM, do I arrive 30-45min early and go for a ride before my ride? This is all new to me, so bear with me.
I used the inhaler today, about 20min before my lunch time ride, but as I was riding during my lunch hour, I don’t really have a chance to do any sort of warm up and get a good ride in too. I noticed about 10min into the ride, that I was feeling a little congested and had some wheezing and, I’m still coughing a little bit now. I realize that I prolly didn’t get a “proper” warm-up, but somebody tell me what to do or what works for them. Haul my trainer to the ride start and do a warm-up on it??? I’m sure to get WTF looks if I do that