Sunday, May 5, 2013

Training 5/6-5/12

5/6- Easy 6 indoors in 45:00 (7:30 pace).  Slight fade at the end and was working a bit in the last 2 miles but a solid performance overall.  Good call to stay inside because it started pouring rain as soon as I started.  2nd day on the ADHS and I'm holding up okay.  I got a little stimulated from extra Vitamin C, which was a possibility because it does contain a little bit of tyrosine.  It also contains copper so I must keep the dosage low if this is going to work.  Weight is 159-160, which is at the very top of my range and another sign that my oxidation rate has slowed.
Grade:B+/1 credit/distance=6.5

5/7- Johnny's workout was basically the same as my solo interval workout last week.
400-800-1200-800-400-400 with a low-balled goal of 6:00 pace and this time, I was able to do it.  Splits were 87-2:57-4:29-3:00-90-76 (5:52 pace).  Average performance.  Sluggish and sore all day.
3rd full day on the ADHS and there is not a significant difference in how I feel.  Again, I am willing to be patient and hope for gradual improvement but I am curious to see how I would respond to Endodren (intended to speed oxidation rate) for at least a few days.  I'd like to try a Mile time trial on Thursday but I will be hard pressed to beat the 5:47.8, which is my best of the year.
Grade:B-/2 credits/distance=3.5

5/8- Another decent but not stellar workout.  It appears that this will be the pattern for the foreseeable future.  I remain stable on the ADHS but there is not a significant difference in how I've felt since starting it.  Even if my pace per mile improves by only 2 seconds per week, I'll be back to PR form by the end of the summer and that's the goal.  I will not race again until at least June and may even wait until Peachtree.  Today's run was the  Trak Shak 5.5 loop in a time of 40:52 (7:26 pace).  Fell asleep a bit in Mile 4 but outside of that, it was a pretty even pace.  Slacked off in the last .5 but was well ahead of the planned 7:30 schedule.  Added a half mile cool.  I've pulled even so far this week and have a chance to win with a good weekend.
Grade:B+/1 credit/distance=6.0

5/9- Vestavia Mile.  I was hoping for a sub-5:45 but could only muster a 5:57.1.  Even less than fresh and in my weakened condition, I should be better than this.  I'm afraid that I will have to declare ADHS a failure at least for now.  I've had to pee a lot today and that often means that my body is getting rid of minerals that it cannot use for some reason.  I am tempted to try again tomorrow because I know I'm better but it will likely be a rest or junk run.  Only good thing about this run was that my pace was pretty even (86-91-92-88).  I need a very good weekend to win now.  Endodren could arrive as soon as tomorrow and it is looking like it could work at least medium-term.
Grade:C/1 credit/distance=2.0

5/10- Miserable 2 mile junk run on Wisteria.  I didn't time it but the pace was over 9.  I tried some other pills last night and apparently they won't work.  Endodren has not arrived yet but it will be here no later than Monday.  It is my last good hope to improve.
Grade:None/0 credit/distance=2.0

5/11- AWFUL!  3 attempts to run and my best was a 3 miler in 24:24 (8:08 pace).  In each run, I was unable to sustain an 8 minute pace.  Days like this were pretty much the norm in Stage 3 adrenal fatigue and I am starting to get really worried.  No Endodren today.  Must wait until Monday.
Grade:F/2 credit/distance=7.0

5/12- WORSE!  AM- Wisteria 1 Mile in 8:55 and had to rally for a sub-9.
 PM- Back on the Thyroid caps and showed improvement.  Wisteria 2 in 15:08 (7:34 pace) with splits of 7:26 (down)- 7:42 (up).  I have reason to believe that the Endodren might work.
Grade:D/1 credit/distance=3.0

Weekly summary:
I'm past the anger stage.  I'm just numb now.  I did lose 9 of 10 once back in '09 but this slump has been worse.  No real good days since mid-March and some have been flat out awful.  If the Endodren does not work, it could be over for me as a serious runner.
Distance=30.0/ GPA: 15/8= 1.88
YTD: 705 miles/ Record: 8-10.

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