4/14- AM- Took the heavy dose of moly and it was a bad call. Oh well, I had to try it out. I wanted to do a 3 mile tempo and I was out well but it quickly became apparent that I was over-stimulated. Passed half mile in 3:17 fading fast then walked for minute and turned it into an easy run. Did the next 2 miles at a steady 7:45 pace for an overall moving time of 18:50 for 2.5 miles (7:32 pace).
PM- No improvement over the morning session. In fact, I was slightly worse. 3 miles in 23:46 (7:55 pace) plus a glacial cool down. Started out in the low 7:50s and could not pick it up but did not slow down too much either. The 500 mcg of moly is too much. That leaves me with one option (Moly-Cu). It's all or nothing now.
4/15- Gold's 5 in 37:46 (7:33 pace). Faded. 1st 2 miles were both a comfortable 7:25 then the calf muscles started to tighten up. It was a gradual fade to 7:45 by Mile 5 but not a collapse. Solid improvement over yesterday but a bit of a letdown. I may need to cut the moly. Once the excess copper is gone, the fast oxidation kicks in hard and it will be all Thym-Adren. We shall see what happens but it will be no more than 200 mcg of moly. I'll start with 1 tomorrow and see how I feel. I'm really hoping to get up for a morning workout. It will be freezing cold so I'll be at Gold's.
4/16- AM. Tried to see what I could do without the moly and the answer came quickly. Half mile at tempo effort in a blazing 3:58. That told me enough right there. Popped a pill and ran a Mile at the same effort and improved to 6:34. That's better but still not nearly good enough. Took another moly shortly after I arrived at work and felt similar to yesterday (not terrible but overstimulated) and not up for a tempo. Gotta be something missing.
PM- Went with an extra Cal pill to bring my Cal/Mag balance from a 2:3 back up to 1:1. The over-stimulation faded quickly and if anything, I was a tad sluggish. Trak Shak 5 in a solid 33:21 (6:40 pace). This was my best 5 mile showing since Week 2. Popped a 3rd moly after dinner and it's too soon to tell if it was a good call. I've learned something big out of this. The Cal seems to stabilize my system, which makes sense because it regulates cell membrane permeability. With the extra Cal, I may have been okay on 500 mcg of moly but for the time being, I'd like to keep it at 200 or 300.
4/17- Junk run. First time on 3 moly pills. Tried to run a hard mile and was on a 5:40-5:45 pace through 600 but my watch cut off. I just cruised the next 6.5 laps and could tell that I was over-stimulated. I tried extra Thym-Adren but it didn't help. That's not the problem. It's the low Cal and it will just take a few days for the adjusted dose to kick in.
4/18- Left work early on Good Friday and ran a strong 6 at Gold's in a time of 43:44 (7:17 pace). Every mile was between 7:15-7:20. I may have found the winning formula. 3 moly pills worked well. I want to stick with 750 Cal but may bump it up to 1,000. I only need a decent long run to win this week.
4/19- STRONG. Lakeshore 15 in 1:52-flat (7:28 pace). 11 of 15 were 7:30 or below. Fell asleep a bit in the 2nd leg but came back strong at the end. Fastest mile of the day was #15 at 7:13 going slightly uphill. Splits were 37:21-37:41-36:58. Good job. Need only a "D-" tomorrow to get a win this week. The 2 Oceans marathon was today. Some day I will make it down to Cape Town and run that one.
4/20- Resurrection day. Crestline 6 in 44:43 (7:27 pace). On the day after a hard long run, I was able to match the pace. Very good. Sure, I could feel yesterday's effort but fought through it. Route was Dexter-Euclid-Dexter, which was gently rolling most of the way. Only negative was that I faded a bit on the back half (22:05-22:38) but the back leg of Euclid was mostly uphill and I allowed myself to relax a bit more. When I am feeling well, this type of training pace is really NOT that hard.
This may be the best overall week of the year. Let's keep it up and finally get a winning streak going. The moly is working and so is the extra Cal. Thym-Adren dosage may be cut soon. I believe my tissue sodium has dropped into the 50s now and the potassium is under 20. Perhaps by the end of May, it will be on target at 30/10. I am 4-4 since the hip injury.
Distance= 47.0/GPA= 27.2/8= 3.40
YTD: 500 miles. Record: 6-9 with a 2.52 GPA