I'm kinda at my wits end on this and I wonder if somebody can help. I've been racing for 9 years and this season I decided to take the year off and just ride for fun. Well two weeks ago I went for a ride and felt terrible, tired, no energy etc. Just chalked it up to a bad day, well every ride since then I've felt the same. I've already ruled out over training as there is no way with the limited volume and intensity that I'm overtrained. So today I'm out just cruising slow when I start thinking " I felt like this last year around this time also. So I get home and look at my training log and I've had a bad patch at this time of the year for the last three years. Previously I always just put it down to being tired as I start racing really hard here in So Cal in February and figured I just needed a break. Well the only thing I can think of that would affect me at the same time every year is some type of allergy, maybe a certain pollen or spore comes out at this time of the year. Would an allergy make me feel worn out and tired? Is there someting over the counter that might help or at least let me know I'm headed in the right direction? Any help would be greatly appreciated.