11/12- Day off work but conditions were dreary so it was an easy 8 indoors plus a tribute to the man formerly known as Ochocinco. Finished in 59:55 (7:29 pace). Pride got the best of me and I would not allow myself to finish over 60. Fairly even pace (29:52-30:03). Solid but unspectacular.
11/13- Johnny's workout. It's not easy to run speed with temps in the 40s. Workout was 4x400, 800, 1600, 400. 1st 4 400s averaged a 75.x. 800 was decent at 2:47 but the Mile sucked. I needed an 85 last laps just to get under 6:00 so I went for it then totally tied up and finished at 6:09. Then Johnny made us run a 400 after only a 10 second rest. I jogged the first 200 then sprinted home hard to finish in 86. Average overall. It feels like my dosage may be trending back up. I don't know what to make of that but I don't like it. This is ridiculous that 1/4 of a pill can make a significant difference but it's true.
11/14- Planned rest day. In full taper mode now. Looking at my history, a hiccup during race week often bodes well for the big day.
11/15- AM. 2.5 mile progression run indoors. Finished in 17:21 (6:56 pace). Splits were 7:06-6:56-3:19 then added a cool down for another 0.5 miles. Pace was fast on purpose because I really needed to test myself after the hiccup. My body felt too tight. Since it is a morning race, I must err on the low side with the pills. I researched some on health forums and learned that extreme sensitivity is rare but not unheard of. What I didn't find was what to do about it. I've got to do something but not until after the race. I will have 48 hours of rest until race time.
11/16- Planned rest day. Drive to Charlotte. I had another hiccup yesterday that related to Cal/Mag issues. Expectations are running pretty low for tomorrow.
11/17- Charlotte Thunder Road Half Marathon in 1:34:55 (7:14 pace). Not a very good time but it wasn't as bad as it looks on the surface. This course was murder! More details to come later.
11/18- Slow 3.5 indoors in 27:49 (7:57 pace). Appropriately sore. This is just about how I should feel after a half mary race effort. Added a half mile cool at a pace barely faster than a walk.
This ends my winning streak. I had gone 7 straight weeks above 3.0, which is a new personal record. It was a nice run but it's over now. The lesson learned is that I need 2 fructosin pills per day long-term. If I miss a dose every now and then, no big deal. If I take the fructosin, I do not need extra magnesium and the Cal/Mag issue appears to be okay. What to do about the Thym-Adren sensitivity? Perhaps there's another enzyme that could help. YTD: 1,805
Distance=34.0/ GPA= 25.5/9= 2.83