> Does anyone know of anything I can do, short of cutting back until the
> "allergy season" passes?
> As i said, not a really horrible problem, but it is cutting into my
> progress. Anyone know of anything safe and effective? Thanks.
I'm having the same problem this spring! It's very frustrating! My
allergies, like yours, are not really bad. My main problem is that my
energy level is affected. I feel really zapped! Like you, I do not
usually take medications. I've been coping by running as often as I can
push myself to, and taking more rest days when I feel extra tired and/or
have difficultly breathing clearly. I also strip and shower immediately
after running to reduce exposure.
I'm not sure this is correct, but I have read that the time of day you run
matters during allergy season. I've heard that morning and evening are the
worse times to run because the pollen counts are higher. If I remember
correctly, this has something to do with the air being heavier in the
morning and evening, and that puts more "junk" in the air. As I said, I
don't know if this is correct or not. Does anyone else know?
Good luck and try to keep going! Only a few weeks left and it will be