11/18- AM- 3 miles in 22:48 (7:36 pace). That's still BAAAAUHD!
PM- Same old tired 3 mile but my time is down to 20:53 (6:58 pace) with splits of 7:03-7:02-6:48. A nice improvement and a decent showing on a planned easy day but I would have been mediocre at best in a race setting. This only projects to about a 21:35 for a full 5K. I predict that I will improve for another 2-3 days then collapse late in the week. Down to 4 Thym-Adren. Weight remains at 160.
11/19-Unplanned rest day. Feel HORRIBLE again so there's no use even trying to run. I must cut the Thym-Adren down to 3, which did not work as recently as last Friday. I REALLY don't want to go under that dosage. I cut the hair sample today and plan on mailing it tomorrow. IT BETTER BE GOOD. If the results are bad, I'm shutting down and officially give up hope.
11/20- 1 mile all out in 8:42. Can't get much worse than this.
PM- Only slightly better. 2 miles on Lakeshore in 16:12 (8:06 pace). Only positive was that I managed a sub-8 on the back half after popping a Mag pill. Magnesium isn't hurting me. Thym-Adren is. Down to 2 pills tomorrow.
11/21- Went radical and cut out Thym-Adren altogether before the morning workout and showed marked improvement. 3 miles in 22:13 (7:24 pace). Popped 2 magnesium pills after a 7:31 1st mile and again, I managed to turn it up a notch afterwards (7:21 pace for last 2). The magnesium isn't hurting me now. The Thym-Adren is. I popped only 1 Thym-Adren after getting back home and tightened up quickly. I expect to suck this evening. New update post is coming.
PM- 3 miles in 23:26 (7:49 pace). I expected to take a step backward after taking the Thym-Adren. If I had taken the same 3 pills as yesterday, I would have been MUCH WORSE! Even pace and did not really struggle but had no power in my body.
11/22- AM-Gold's 3 at tempo effort in 20:45 (6:55 pace) with splits of 6:56-6:57-6:52. Can't get much more even than that. Felt noticeably better today and I remain on just a low dose of magnesium. I will experiment with Vitamin E and manganese to rule out mineral deficiencies.
PM- Lakeshore 5 at easy-moderate effort in 37:55 (7:35 pace) Again, splits were nearly even. Nothing under 7:30 or over 7:40. This was run on a warm evening with a light mist just before a big cold front will hit. I'm skipping the 5K tomorrow and the weather is iffy anyway. Clinched a 2.25 GPA on the year.
11/23- Tried some Vitamin E last night and had a swift negative reaction. I was willing to endure a rough day today to rule that out. I have 2 more pills that I need to try down the road to rule out other deficiencies. Workout was Gold's 3 in 23:36 (7:52 pace) with a hard fade in Mile 3. Hoping to go long tomorrow. Added a cool.
11/24- Trak Shak 1 and 9 route in 70:58 (7:06 pace). Again, reminiscent of the Crazy J of old. Even if I slipped to 7:20 pace over the last 5K, I still would have run 1:33:xx. for a half mary. Finished with a hard fought 6:48 last mile. No pills except for 2 Magnesium malate in the morning. I will try just a trace of manganese just to see what happens and hope it clears by tomorrow.
Lost again but got a couple moral victories and maintained my overall GPA. I have seen improvement after being off Thym-Adren but it's not as dramatic as it was in the past. Of course, I'll know a lot more when the medical report comes in.
Distance=37.0/ GPA= 20.4/8=2.55