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Burning in lungs and cough after running hard??

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  • Posted By: Gumbykiller
  • November 4, 2006
  • 03:16 AM

Hey tonight i went to basketball practice for my highschool team, and we had a great(Hard) work out, at the end we ran 15(down the court and back=1 time) sprints. i hadn't done any major conditioning besides run occasionally 1-2 miles a week or every other depending on how lazy i was feeling and also the fact that i ahd football practice everyday until now, but anyway back to the topic, on about the 9th sprint, my mouth had no moisture at all, the back of my tongue and bottom mouth hurt,and my lungs started burning and by the 15th one my lungs felt like they wur going to explode, not a pain like when u can't get your breathe and u feel like ur going to pass out, but a pain like my lungs were burning up and i needed some water to put out the fire, it hurt to breathe, and continued to hurt until about an hour after i got home and i felt like i was about to through up. after a shower, a couple bananas, and a quart of gatorade, the pain went to only burning once in a while along with a pneumonia-like cough complete with mucus. it still burns when i exhale occasionally. i can't find anything on the net about it, and i don't feel like wasting 15 bucks to go to the doctor i just would like to know if it would be harmful for me to push my self again monday night(2 days from now) thanks in advance

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  • Runners frequently have lung damage, but it should heal quickly. Try to control your breathing a little better (go slower if you can). The only problem might be if you continue to damage your lungs over and over, then it can lead to more serious problems, or so I've read. I have asthma and running doesn't agree with me because of it.
    delakande 10 Replies
    • November 8, 2006
    • 11:41 PM
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