Running outside+ asthma + swimming = bronchitis.
After missing quite a bit of training and fun, and OD-ing on zinc, I gave up and went to the doctor's.
Dr. P: So what are you training for this time that you got sick?
Me: Oh not much. Maybe a couple tris and a marathon.
Dr. P: Take the inhalable steroid.
Me: But they give me throat infections :P
Dr. P: Are you gargling afterwards?
Dr. P: Are you spitting or swallowing?
Me: Bahahahahaha, cough cough cough.
Dr.P: Take the steroid and swallow when you gargle. Sigh.
So you have it straight from a medical professional. If you aren't swallowing, you aren't doing it right.
Me: So what kind of training am I allowed to do?
Me: Does that include biking if I keep it in Z2?
Dr.P: Sigh. Take the next couple days off.
Me: Can I run the 10K on Saturday?
Dr.P: How much longer do you want to be sick?
Me: Is this a trick question?
What's the fun of being on steroids if I'm not allowed to train?