I love the colder air - it makes everything a lot easier, especially running. I'll run outside at temperatures down to -15C - it's taken me a bit of fiddling around with the asthma but I've gotten it sorted. I can't run below that though, I turn into a big gob of mucus.
I have exercise induced asthma so I generally take a Ventolin puff before a workout in the cold - if it's a short easy run (20-30 mins) then I usually don't bother. Day-to-day activites are generally OK unless I step straight out the house into a storm, then I'll may have to take a puff.
The key to working out in the cold for me is the warmup - as the days get cooler, the warmup gets longer. Initially I'll take it very slow, getting the body temp up and trying to breathe through my nose to pre-warm the air. After about 10-15 minutes I'm fine. I also try to keep my chest as warm as possible - I have a fleecy windproof vest that I always wear when it's below 0C.
I don't do the scarf trick but I know it works for other cold weather runners (and asthmatics)
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