1/1- Everything can change on New Year's Day. 10 mile Trak Shak loop (9+ S. Lakeshore) in a time of 72:12 (7:13 pace). I felt great through about 7 miles but struggled a bit in the homestretch. I need to do some more experimentation. Before the detox, I needed Vitamin C when I took mega Thym-Adren. Now, it may be bad for me. I may not be able to take it with Mag but given the choice between the two, I would take the Mag. Overall, this was a good day.
1/2- Further experimentation is necessary. Too much vitamin C has been confirmed to be bad for me after the detox. Prior to it, I needed C with mega Thym-Adren. I will see if I can take the Jigsaw along with a bit of Cal. Today, the morning was a little rough but I began feeling better by the afternoon as some of the excess C cleared. Workout went well. Standard issue 6 in 44:50 (7:28 pace). The only reason this is not an "A" is a mild fade (22:15/22:35) but the pace never went over 7:33. Good job.
1/3- A bit of sensitivity is actually a good thing because it lets you know when your plan is off-track. I learned today that Cal is not good for me at this time. Neither is Vitamin C. However, the most important pills are Mag + Thym-Adren and I can take both. The only remaining question is whether the Mag will be Jigsaw or plain malate. I did not feel great during the day but was okay when it was time to run. Easy 3 in 22:21 (7:27 pace) plus a Mile cool on the 'mill. I could have gone 6+ easily today but cut it short only because I am planning to go long tomorrow.
1/4- Lakeshore 15 in 1:52:06 (7:28 pace). Probably a fair assessment of my current fitness. Almost all the Cal is out of my system now so I have no excuses. Felt great early and passed 11 miles in 80-flat. 2 more 7:15s would have brought me to 13.1 in a low-1:35 but crashed hard after that. Last 3 miles were all over 8 minutes. In a race setting, that last 5K would be a struggle. I'm still good with this one overall and have another 6 weeks until race day and will do another liver cleanse in about 3-4 weeks. I want to see how I do on Jigsaw Mag tonight. Need a "D-" to win.
1/5- Gold's 4 in 31:21 (7:50 pace). I'm simply not in the shape that I was in 12 months ago. Back then, I could recover from a hard 15 and run the standard issue workout the next day. I expected to be slow and was not disappointed. Added another slow mile on the 'mill as a cool down. Good news is that the Jigsaw Mag appears to be working for me. That's good because I can take fewer pills and I get more synergistic vitamins than I get with plain malate. I've had a bit of pain on the outside of my hip but I will hold off on prolo. I'm sure that the period in which I could not take Thym-Adren caused my numbers to get way out of balance. For the first week on track, I'm doing pretty well.
47 miles is my highest 7 day total in nearly 12 months. I've won the opening week for the 5th time in 6 years but one week does not a year make. I had a losing record in 2010 too and started 0-3 in 2011 but ran a solid 1:34 at Mercedes and was in sub-90 shape by December despite several hiccups along the way. Pleased with the week overall but need more variance with the paces.
Distance= 40.0/GPA= 19.3/6= 3.22