12/13- 4 miles easy in 29:13 (7:18 pace) indoors with temps in the 20s. I only needed one day of rest after the marathon and I am pretty much back to my normal training routine. That's hard to believe. I'm still high from the race. The slight disappointment is gone now. When I get into my speed mode, the "new easy" will be 7:30 pace or under.
12/14- Johnny's workout in sub-freezing conditions. Not very much fun but my fastest training since the injury. 4x600 in about 2:12 followed by a 2:55 800 for an overall pace per mile near 5:50. Felt a bit hyper on the lower dosage.
12/15- Solid MLR run. A bit sluggish but overall, pretty strong. 8 miles in 62:03 (7:45 pace). Even splits (30:54-31:09). I know that tyrosine is not the answer. I'm hoping that maybe iodine or choline/inositol will stabilize my system. I'll send in my hair test after the 1st of the year, which will be 2 months on the new stuff. I should have a good idea by that point.
12/16- It looks like I will be able to reduce my ADHS down to 2 by adding choline/inositol. Today's workout was a hard 6 miler on only one pill. Another half would have made a difference but the fact that I was able to run well today is encouraging. Time was 41:54 (6:59 pace). Goal of 40 flat was too ambitious. Splits were 6:33-6:54-7:10-7:09-7:15-6:53. I showed a lot of heart in that 6th mile. I still need to tweak things a bit but it looks like choline/inositol is a good call right now. I just want to be more stable. In Huntsville, 2 wasn't enough and 3 was too much. I CANNOT AND WILL NOT LIVE LIKE THAT! No doubt that it hurt my performance as well. I've got about 2 1/2 weeks until I send in my hair sample.
12/17- Easy 4 in 31:08 (7:47 pace). A bit too fast for an easy run but I'll take it.
12/18- 12 miles in sleet and icy drizzle. I lived up to my name just by being out there today. I did pretty much what I planned but it was a struggle. Time was 1:40:54 (average pace was 8:25). Pretty decent through Mile 9 then the wheels came off and I trudged the last 2 in over 9 minutes each. Almost quit after 10 but kept slogging because I was so close. I need more pills. AARRGH! It looks like iodine may be more effective than choline. If I remain this unstable, there will be no PRs in 2011.
12/19- Attempted Trak Shak 8 and finished only 3 with a pedestrian time of 26:11. Nothing more to say that is not already obvious.
I will call the doctor tomorrow and see if he has any other ideas. I can't wait for this year to be over. This is the first time since 2005 that I feel worse off than I was 12 months ago. If I don't get into balance in 2011, I'm afraid I never will.
Distance=40.0/ GPA= 25.5/10=2.55