9/2- AM. Measly 2 miles in 17:24 (8:42 pace). I'd like to think that I'm not recovered from Saturday but it was obvious that it was too much Thym-Adren because I got worse after an extra pill. Is this a temporary reaction or a permanent adjustment? I'm betting that it is the latter because I was clean yesterday and did okay. It seems unlikely that I need Fructosin because I was slightly better after drinking some Gatorade. 1st mile was 8:53, 2nd was 8:31 after the Gatorade. Nevertheless, I will rule out the Fructosin later and probably endure a rotten day off. I may attempt another run this evening.
PM- Slightly worse after taking Fructosin. We shall see what happens with the Thym-Adren. I jogged a mile naked at a pace over 10.
9/3- MAD AS HELL! Once again, I am shooting at a moving target. Only one week ago, I needed mega doses of Thym-Adren. Now, I am rapidly trending down and will likely be off it by the end of the week. Today, I did an aggressive cut from 8 pills down to 4. 4 pills were still too many! I have been alcohol and caffeine free for 3 days and now I'll bet that the drinking on Saturday didn't hurt me after all. I was going downhill over the weekend but didn't recognize the reason.
Today's workout was 3 miles at Golds and got a small incremental improvement. Finished in 23:30 (7:50 pace) with splits of 7:30-7:50-8:10. Popped a 5th pill just to see what would happen and turned in a hard fought 8:47 in Mile 4.
9/4- Well, it's official now. For the 3rd time this year, I have been forced off Thym-Adren, which has spelled disaster in the past. I can only hope that Cal/Mag malate will do the job that citrate failed to do. It was another aggressive cut to 2 pills today and it was 2 too many. I can envision going back and forth from Thym-Adren to Cal/Mag in a never ending cycle. That would suck real bad!
I got a very modest improvement over yesterday. 3 miles at Gold's in 23:06 (7:42 pace) plus a Mile cool. In other news, a toothache began on Monday and got progressively worse. I went to the denty and sure enough, I needed a root canal and had to pay $300. Did the oral infection effect my balance? Since it was a short-term issue, the answer is "Possible but unlikely." Still, there is a decent chance that I could be right back on mega Thym-Adren again by next week.
9/5- Body was weak from the antibiotics and loopy from the pain pills but performed well when called upon. Today was my first day off the Thym-Adren and I could not have asked for better. 5 miles at Gold's in 36:25 (7:17 pace). Ran like a machine. The average pace was 7:17 and my SLOWEST mile was #3 at 7:19. Very smooth and relaxed. The only downer was a bit of muscle soreness in the groin but it should not be anything to worry about. 5 more days on the antibiotics, which could be rough. I did pick up some probiotics at GNC today and ate some yogurt for breakfast.
9/6- Salazar 300s at Hoover @ 5:15ish pace. 10 reps in sets of 2 with only a 1 min R. 1st 9 were all between 58.7-59.4 then turned it up a notch with a 54.7 finish. Decent workout. I'm doing okay without the Thym-Adren but the antibiotic use is leaving me weak. I have only 4 days left on those suckers and will be over halfway done tomorrow. Probiotics help but do not offset the damage. After the infection clears and I'm off the antibiotics, I could find myself back on the Thym-Adren next week. If I am able to run both days this weekend, I will not count Monday's debacle against my GPA for the week.
9/7- AM- 1 mile at snail's pace. I am really hurting from the antibiotics now. 3 days to go after today too. I must load on probiotics to get through it.
PM- 1 mile on Wisteria in 9:44 with splits of 4:42-5:02. No comments needed. I've never had this bad of a reaction to antibiotics before so I am concerned.
9/8-PATHETIC! 3 miles in 26:27 (8:49 pace). Woke up with intolerable fatigue and popped 3 SBF pills. Just a temporary measure to cope with the antibiotics. I was noticeably better than yesterday.
Distance=24.0/ GPA= 12.7/8= 1.59
YTD: 1,250 miles. 14-20 with a 2.54 GPA