My son is in JROTC this year and has to train to run the mile in under 8 minutes for a fitness test. He has moderate asthma and exercise-induced asthma.
He ran the mile in class last week in 6 minutes, so thankfully, he's off to a great start. But he wants to train over the next few weeks to make sure he can consistently beat the 8-minute mark.
Do any of you have advice for helping him train with asthma? He knows to take his quick-relief inhaler before activity and to pay attention for symptoms. I can't give him much advice on how to train because I have a difficult time doing any kind of consistent cardio. I get bronchitis every time. If I'm running, it's because I'm being chased.
Any advice I can pass onto him is appreciated. Thanks!