>>>The warm weather has arrived and everything is blooming with all kinds of
>>>"goodies" floating around in the air. Thought I was suffering from a cold but
>>>the time of year, itchy eyes and congestion tell me otherwise. I can live
>>>with that, but my energy level is also zapped, especially later in the day as
>>>the air quality decreases. Suddenly those 8 easy miles feel more like 16.
>>>I didn't think that performance would be affected by a simple allergy, guess
>>>I'm wrong. Possibly some of you allergy sufferers/runners out there could
>>>respond. Would appreciate any comments and/or suggestions.
>>Living in Arizona we are exposed to a high level of allergens. Personally,
>>I've been on antibiotics off and on for the past 5 months. I've tried
>>various types of nasal inhalers, but still have the tired feeling during
>>workouts and especially at the end of the day. My sleep was even becoming
>>affected. So, to try another approach I invested in a carbon-filtered
>>air cleaner (30x20 sq.ft type) for the home. This was about $200, but I've
>>been sleeping like a baby ever since. I'll turn it up real high and close
>>the doors several hours before I sleep. I think the increase of quality
>>sleep has help me throughout the day.
>Jay, my experiences of late have mirrored yours. I'm living in Las Vegas,
>never suffered from any allergies before, and have been going nuts for the
>last three weeks. Last winter's relative wetness has brought forth May's
>pollen in abundance and I too am having trouble especially at night. Could
>you post additional specifics on your air cleaner? It sounds like something
>I could benefit from. Any other netters have experience with air cleaners?
For those interested, I purchased the BionAIRe (f-250) Air Purifier & Ionizer.
It was $200. There are four cartridge filters which need to be replaced
periodically. The instructions say every 3 months, but there is an indicator
to tell you when it should be changed. The replacement packs run $19. Since
I run this only during the evening they should last longer. It cleans a
20x30 room 3x/hour. Cleans air of dirt, dust, pollen, smoke particles, and
even bacteria (or so they say). The company which manufacturers this
particular brand is located in Allendale, NJ 07401. There seem to be many
different brands, though.
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Phoenix, AZ 85020