It's tough to take a day off when you are in a habit of exercising regularly. Here is one way to gauge whether or not you should run/exercise.
"David Nieman, Ph.D., who heads the Human Performance Laboratory at Appalachian State University, and has run 58 marathons and ultras, uses the "neck rule." Symptoms below the neck (chest cold, bronchial infection, body ache) require time off, while symptoms above the neck (runny nose, stuffiness, sneezing) don't pose a risk to runners continuing workouts." Runner'sWorld.
I stock up on Halls Breezers to keep my throat moist while I workout. The allergy medicine dries me out. And I try to drink lots of water, but when I am congested I don't feel thirsty. I am glad that it is only allergies and above the neck. But I do try to take it a little easy for a few days when I am feeling this way.
3 minute--rowing warm-up
- Cleans 10-10-10 w/ barbell (45)
- Front Squat 10-10
- Thrusters 10-10
12 Intervals Rowing
--200m/ 30 sec. rest (45-53 sec)