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Happy New Year!
So, I am off to Quitters tomorow lunch time to get kitted out with patches and advice to finally quit smoking for the last time. I want to quit for lots of reasons, general health, finances, to please my son, etc, but also because I am hoping it will improve my running ability.
I have been "running" for a couple of months now about 3 or 4 times a week but I can still only run (jog, shuffle, whatever) for about 8 minutes max before I have to walk again to recover, then jog - walk - jog for a couple of minutes alternating.
I have heard that smoking stops your muscles being oxegenated properly and that quittig should improve your running ability and stamina - have any of you stopped smoking and seen improvements, either straight away or long term?
I am enjoying my running, and I can already see improvements since the first time i tried it, so I hope that quitting ciggies will help me even more.
Thanks for any comments or advice you'd like to make,