11/25- Manganese is NOT the answer. That leaves me with only 2 other pills to try. Easy 5 in 39:26 (7:53 pace). It has not fully cleared but I did what I intended to do. Pleased that I managed to hold on my 5 instead of 3. Faded in 2nd half (19:30/19:56) but managed a sub-8 on the back half. I won't have many chances to run this week because of travel and bad weather.
11/26- Easy 3 at Gold's in 23:07 (7:42 pace). Not good. I felt no better than yesterday. I did manage to keep the pace even but would have faded in Mile 4 and 5. I suspect that drinking 2 Screwdrivers last night (OJ) was the culprit. I cannot take Vitamin C with Magnesium. I expect a modest improvement this evening
PM- As expected, I got the modest improvement. 3 miles in 22:07 (7:22 pace) for an even 60 second improvement. I did manage a 7:14 "kick." SO WHAT? That is unsatisfactory on a planned tempo day and this week, I won't be able to make it up later. Yes, it has been confirmed that OJ was the culprit. On the mega Thym-Adren with its full DV of copper, 500 mg of C was absolutely necessary. Without the Thym-Adren, it is toxic!
11/27-Planned rest day. Travel day. Do I tough it out and run a few miles in foul weather or do I wimp out in the next few days? The gym is not an option and neither is the 'mill.
11/28- Naked 2 mile junk run (no watch) in sub-freezing temps with high winds. My Dad said that I was crazy but y'all already know that. It was miserable out there and I wasn't feeling great but I get points just for being out there today. Very lenient grading.
Update: Endodren (adrenal stimulant) is NOT the answer! I cannot take either Thym-Adren OR Endodren! The only other experiment to try is to go off the Mag for a few days to see what happens. I expect to be forced back to Thym-Adren but not at mega doses. It's looking more and more like Mag alone is the best solution right now. Let's say the medical report shows my Na and K levels at about 55/20. That would be an improvement over the 85/31 last time but does not explain the Thym-Adren intolerance. I can try another brand of a thymus based supplement. I expect to suck tomorrow and may even take the automatic "F" for not even trying the workout.
11/29- 3 mile junk run. Did not feel well at all but I got through it. No watch. I will be back in Birmingham on Sunday.
11/30- 2 mile junk run on the 'mill in 15:22 (7:41 pace).
12/1- Attempted a tempo and it was horrible. 2 miles in 14:58 (7:29 pace). I believe that I am taking too much Mag relative to Cal. Adding some Cal after the run seemed to help. Prediction: I will need a specific ratio of Cal/Mag going forward and it too will be a moving target.
SUCKED AGAIN! If any critics blame overtraining on my ills, how do you explain this debacle?
Distance= 20.0/ GPA= 14.3/8= 1.79