11/19- Lakeshore 6.5 in 48:13 (7:25 pace). Comfortable effort. Still a bit of residual soreness in the legs but my engine was strong. Even pace with comfortable 55 degree temps. Only gripe was a bit of stomach cramps. Half mile cool.
11/20- Terrible performance! 3 miles in 24:26 (8:09 pace) with splits of 7:45-8:05-8:36. Not quite sure what to make of this but the smart money is on cheating with the diet too much after Charlotte after I tried to reduce the Fructosin. I will try to regroup tomorrow.
11/21- Lame interval workout at Vestavia. 1600-1200-800-400 plus a warm and cool. Times were 6:26-4:55-3:16-85. Very poor performance and YES, I slowed down yesterday so my training style is not the problem. 5K would have been high 21-low 22 which is an improvement over yesterday. Tried some manganese afterward, which made things worse. Oh well, at least I know it's not the answer. I sent the hair sample today and should get the results in 2-3 weeks. I don't expect to be much better tomorrow.
11/22- Thanksgiving run on Jefferson Trail. Fast finish easy 5 in 34:57 (6:59 pace). Last 1/2 mile in 3:02. Last mile in 6:24. Body is still too tight but I am clearly improving. I will try to take 2 Thym Adren in the morning then none for the rest of the day. We'll see what that does.
11/23- So far, so good. Another low-key 5 miler on Jefferson trail in windy, dreary conditions. Finished with a time of 35:20 (7:04 pace) with a gradual unconscious pick up. 2 pills worked okay but the foot was sore in the arch area. Put forth far less effort overall than yesterday.
11/24- Travel day. Planning to go long tomorrow. Able to squeeze in a 3 mile junk run on Wisteria. I ran it naked but felt fine which is a good sign considering that I stuck with 2 pills in the morning only.
11/25- Lakeshore 15 in 1:52:20 (7:29 pace). Pretty solid on the surface but if you look deeper, it sucks. My heart was just not into it and it was one of the few days that I would have preferred to stay in bed. I got off to a good start and was doing pretty well up until Mile 13. Mile 14 was a 7:53 and Mile 15 was an 8:12. Decent workout overall but if this had been a race, I would have been worse than Charlotte. Took 2 pills in the morning then a 1/4 after the run. The 1/4 made me feel worse so the dosage must be cut again soon.
A pretty decent mileage total considering that it was a holiday week. This was my 2nd losing week in a row and this one was not even close. Let's hope that this will not be another prolonged slump. I should get the medical report in about 2 weeks. I've done all that I can. It's in God's hands. YTD stands at 1,846. 5 weeks and 1 day to go and I only need 30 MPW for the remainder of 2012.
Distance=41.0/GPA= 18.4/8= 2.30