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So, I'm a 19 year old male and I've been running every-other day for a little over a year now, and had never had any issues. But now, I get 20 minutes or so into the run and its like my lungs shut down; it seems that over the past 2 weeks my lung capacity has steadily been dropping off. For the life of me, I just can't figure it out. Any Ideas? Think I should be worried?


P.S. - I haven't picked up any bad habits lately, such as smoking, etc.

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have you ever had any problems with your lungs before?
Are you allergic to something? Maybe you should do allergy test..
Maybe you are about to catch a cold and this is the reason your lungs feel 'tired'...
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How do you breathe in? Through your nose or mouth?
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Nope, never had problems before.
Allergic to pollen (only an issue in early spring/late summer) and the Penicillin family of antibiotics
I may be getting a cold, there is one going around campus, but I have not had any tell-tale symptoms yet.
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When I run, I usually breath through both at once. I guess its strange, bu tit had always worked fine
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Tell me, where do you live (study)?
Cold weather can be a cause.
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Central Maryland
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As suburbman said, weather can be a cause. If you breathe in cold air, you may feel that your lungs are 'shutting down'.
But that can also depends on are you smoker, on levels of air pollution, etc.

I think you shouldn't be worried, but check what specialist has to say. He should check your lung capacity and give full diagnosis.
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