6/10- AM- 2 mile junk run in 15:22 (7:41 pace). Just wanted to make sure that I am improving over yesterday and yes, I am.
PM- 6 miles indoors. Struggled with every step but got through it with an even pace all the way. Time was 46:26 (7:44 pace). 1st half: 23:15, 2nd half: 23:11. Did not feel much better than I did this morning. This may be my last workout at NEXT fitness because it closes on Wednesday. I will probably end up joining Gold's in Vestavia. It's a little out of the way for me but closer than the Trak Shak or Lakeshore. It's fairly cheap and supposedly has a pretty nice track. As for my performance, it was less than stellar but FAR better than yesterday. Let's see continued improvement tomorrow. 1st full day back off the Paramin.
6/11- Speed day. 12x200 at Vestavia with a 1 min. passive R except for a 400 jog after #6. Very consistent splits. I did the first 6 all in the low 36s. 7-11 were in the high 36s. #12 was all out in 32.1. I feel like I am continuing to improve but if I had my "A+" form, it would have been 34-35 with a 29 close. Solid overall. Long cool in which I was barely moving. First 90+ degree day of the year and there will be many more ahead.
6/12- AM. Lame 5 miler on Lakeshore and got dropped by the fast Gnomes early. Finished in 39:45 (7:57 pace) in humid conditions and thought about quitting early. Faded badly too. 1st half: 19:21, 2nd half: 20:24. I sure hope that the speed session just took too much out of me.
PM- Trak Shak 5 in 38-flat (7:36 pace). Decent workout for my 2nd one of the day. Temp was over 90 but it was not terribly humid. Held the pace pretty well. 1st half was 18:50, 2nd half: 19:10.
Medical update: I had a bad reaction to a Peace tea drink that contains sucralose (fake sugar). Apparently, I cannot handle that stuff but I can handle real sugar as long as I take the fructosin. WEIRD! That's probably what was hurting me today. Overall, a decent double in spite of it.
6/13- Planned rest day. I hope that I can get all the bad stuff out of my system today. It will be a bit cooler tomorrow and I hope to run either a time trial or a downward ladder.
6/14- FAILURE! The bad stuff apparently did not clear. Attempted a Mile and passed 800 in 2:51 and fading fast. I would have been hard pressed just to break 6:00 so I just quit. It would be my best running of the day. Did a 600 in 2:25 and a 400 in 1:39 running all out. Long cool. I cheated on the caffeine on Wednesday (3rd time in 5 days) then took some Vitamin E afterwards. I felt slightly better after 1 pill then got much worse after 2. I feel like giving up now and if things don't turn around by Peachtree, I'm taking a long break.
6/15-Slept in because I knew that I was not up for a long run. Instead I waited until noon and checked out Gold's Gym. The track there appears to be acceptable. It's not banked and has tight turns but long straightaways and it's only 9 laps/mile. Ran 27 laps after a light lifting session in a time of 21:57 (7:19 pace). If the distance is accurate, it's a pretty decent workout after yesterday's debacle.
6/16- AM. AWFUL! 1.5 mile stop and go at Vestavia with a pace over 9:00. I had 2 beers yesterday and I'm betting that was the culprit.
PM- Took magnesium before the workout and it was better. 5 miles at Gold's in 39:50 (7:58 pace). Effort was fairly easy most of the way but Miles 3-4 were over 8 and had to rally at the end for the sub-8 pace. 1st half: 19:40, 2nd half: 20:10.
This latest debacle drops me to 2-10 over the last 12 weeks and those 2 wins were generous. I have a magnesium deficiency as well as a magnesium intolerance. My only option is to drink water only because caffeine, sugar and alcohol all deplete magnesium. I could handle some alcohol at Orange Beach because I had been taking Paramin. Now that I am off it, I must not cheat. Will I ever win again? I'm taking several weeks off if I lose another 2 in a row.
Distance=34.0/ GPA= 19.6/8= 2.45
YTD: 882 miles. 9-14 with a 2.65 GPA. BAAAAD!