When I do no training at all, I feel pretty good in terms of energy, sex drive and overall health. However…
…every time I do even the most modest amount of low intensity training I get sick -we’re talking a couple of days of very easy jogging for 25 minutes. It’s always a post nasal drip/dry throat issue. If I do a hard exercise session then it is absolutely guaranteed that 48 hours later I will either get a cold or feel like one is coming. I then get demotivated, do nothing, recover, get motivated and the cycle starts again.
This is not new - when I was cycling 200 miles per week a few years back I had constant sore/dry throat and got sick on almost every ‘off’ day but assumed it was diet related and persevered. Then I took a break for training and problems went away.
I’ve tried all sorts of diet changes, vitamin pills, sleeping more, etc. but it makes no difference. The only time I’ve been able to train regularly without issue was when I took 10 weeks off over summer - got up when I wanted, ran every morning, relaxed in the garden all ay - never sick. Now in a new job (office based, zero stress) I am back to minor sickness all the time.
I’ve read stacks of articles on this but none have helped, really hoping someone has some personal experiences here - like some sort of magic post workout concoction or something???