12/16- Woke up feeling awful then got worse after taking 1 Thym-Adren. Time to switch back to magnesium. I plan on running this evening just to see how bad I am. Struggled at work too.
PM- Lame 3 miles in 23:40 (7:53 pace). Even pace and actually thought it would be worse. Nevertheless, I am switching back to the Mag. Half mile cool.
12/17- Horrible and it sucked too! 3.5 miles in 31:14 (8:56 pace). Felt terrible when I woke up then overshot the balance point by taking too much Mag. I called the doctor's office today and left a message to send the medical report if they have it. 14 days until the year is over. I will declare myself semi-retired if it doesn't turn around by then and it is looking bleak.
12/18- Horrible but did not suck quite as much as yesterday. On 3 Mag pills, I was dizzy and saw stars for about 10 seconds. On 4 pills, I was better but after a protein bar, which contained more Mag, I was noticeably worse. Survived another lame 3 miles at Gold's in a time of 23:50 (7:57 pace) with pretty even splits (11:53/11:57). I managed to stay off caffeine with little more than a mild headache. Another 2-3 days off it can only help. Weight was up to 162 (not good). It is possible that I am trending off the Mag, in which case, the medical report had better be good otherwise I am officially screwed. No word from the doctor's office so I take that to mean that it is in the mail. I will try to get by on 3 Mag tomorrow.
12/19- Finally, a run that was NOT horrible. 5 miles in an even 37:30 (7:30 pace) with an even pace. Effort was moderate with a pretty even pace (7:24-7:34). Nothing from the doctor. Tomorrow for sure assuming that it was mailed yesterday morning. I was much better than yesterday as a result of cutting the Mag from 4 pills to 3 and actually enjoyed this workout. Weight: -1 to 161.
12/20- Tempo effort. Lakeshore 5 in 35:28 (7:06 pace). Even pace (17:42/17:46). This was far short of my normal tempo pace but am showing continued improvement on lowered doses. I was down to only 2 pills today. No medical report yet again. I will probably have to wait until early next year. Added a mile cool.
12/21- Down to 1 Mag and it may have been 1 too many. 2 miles on Lakeshore in a pitiful 16:20 (8:10 pace) with splits of 7:45-8:35. I might be better in the afternoon after it begins to clear. This will be my one freebie this week.
PM- Wisteria 2 mile in 15:12 (7:36 pace). Down half in 7:20, Up half in 7:52.
12/22- AM- First attempt to run when off the pills was a disaster. Quit after 1 mile in 7:53 and fading. I confess that I am almost relieved by this revolting development. I now know that I am not in balance so I won't be upset when I get the medical report. It's back to the Thym-Adren and I will alternate it the Mag. I may switch back in 1-3 days. Weight:-4= 157 lbs. Back in the target range.
PM- Thym-Adren seemed to help early but surprise surprise, I overshot the balance point by taking 3 pills. 2 pills may have worked. As it is, I hit Mile 1 of a planned tempo in 7:19 fading fast so I punted and ran another mile in 9+ as a cool down.
Future looks bleak. I will try alternating Mag and Thym-Adren next week and if that doesn't work, it's over. I will admit defeat. GPA has dropped below 2.50 on the year.
Distance= 28.0/ GPA= 11.1/8= 1.39