Monday, December 2, 2013

Training 12/2-12/8

12/2- Just as I suspected, I need an exact ratio of Cal/Mag.  I am just as sensitive to this stuff as I was to the Thym-Adren.  Today, I took 250 mg of Cal and 4 Mag malate pills (290 mg) and felt pretty good but then I ate a protein bar with another 100 mg of Mag and felt slightly worse.  Workout was a test.  5K time trial in 21:49 (7:02 pace) with a nice negative split (11:06-10:43) and got stronger as the run progressed.  After the run, I put about 5 sprays of Mag chloride on my arm and was noticeably stiffer but got through the cool down unscathed.  Right now, a 1:1 ratio is probably a winner.  I'd be fine with that extreme sensitivity but who knows?  Next week, the ratio could be 3:2 or even 2:1.  THIS SUCKS!
Grade:C+/1 credit/distance=4.0

12/3-AM Took slightly more Cal than Mag this morning and showed improvement though nowhere near my best.  I repeated the 5K time trial and my time is down to 20:27 (6:34 pace).  I will run again this evening.
PM- Evened out the Cal/Mag at 500 mg of each by the end of the day and felt nearly perfect when it was time to run.  Lakeshore 6 in 43:07 (7:11 pace) and it felt EASY!  1st half was 21:37, 2nd half was 21:30.  This is the Crazy J of old but one good run is not enough to get my hopes up.  The formula could change tomorrow.  A sub-20 5K is the edge of "competitive shape" for me but it's not enough to do it once then suck the next few days.  I should be capable of it every day that I am fresh because it's a full 15 ticks per mile off my PR.
Grade:A-/2 credit/distance=9.0

12/4- Just as I predicted, I am shooting at a moving target.  Eventually, I may settle at a 2:1 ratio but not today.  Calcium comes in increments of 250 mgs.  750 was not enough but 1,000 was too much.  I need about a 3:2 or 5:3 ratio now.  Today was 70 degrees outside so I was not about to waste it.  Vestavia 5 in 38:11 (7:38 pace).  This will do for a planned easy day but a quality session would have SUCKED even if I was fresh.  Yesterday's workout didn't hurt me at all.  I've done 15 @ low 7 pace before then came back fine the next day but that was the old Crazy J.  I will try a 5:3 ratio tomorrow.  No word on the medical report but I expect to hear soon.
Grade:B-/1 credit/distance=5.5

12/5- I will be very lenient and consider this a rest day.  I felt awful on 750/500 and must reduce it down to 500/300.  Totaled 2.5 miles at a pace over 8:00 and got slower with every step.
Grade:None/0 credit/distance=2.5

12/6- Cut it to 500:300 and got the expected modest improvement.
AM- 2 miles in 13:54 (6:57 pace)
PM- 4 miles in 31:57 (7:59 pace)
Grade:C-/1 credit/distance=6.0

12/7- Another lame 4 mile run at Gold's in a time of 30:24 (7:36 pace).  1st half: 14:44, 2nd half: 15:40.  THAT DOES IT!  I'm going back to the Thym-Adren.
Grade:C/1 credit/distance=4.0

12/8- Re-learned that Mag+ Thym-Adren even in VERY small quantities is a disaster.  1 mile in 8:44 at Gold's plus a cool on the 'mill.
Grade:F/2 credit/distance=2.0

Weekly summary:
3 weeks to go until my deadline and it is looking bleak.  New plan is 3 weeks of Thym-Adren then 1 week of Mag.  Never both together.  Also, whenever I need Cal in addition to Mag, it's time to switch to Thym-Adren.  I've never felt this hopeless before. I don't think I've had a single week all year that has been completely symptom free.  My heart is also hurting as a result of a recent contact: A 27 year old woman with Stage 4 adrenal fatigue who is worse off than I ever was.
Distance=32.0/ GPA=  16.1/8=2.01

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