5/26- I will consider this my rest day on the week. Gold's Mile in an overall time of 8:58 and had to rally in the last lap to break 9. Funny thing is that I felt decent at the wedding last night but was hurting on the drive back. No, I didn't drink either. I went with the moly alone this morning and it's obviously not the answer. I took half a Thym-Adren when I got home and got worse. I will try some ADHS later in the day. I have 2 options going forward: 1) Cal/Mag alone, 2) moly+ ADHS.
Update: The ADHS did not seem to make much difference. I'm going with option 1 for the next few days. This will not count towards the weekly GPA.
5/27- AM- Took NO pills upon rising and improved to a 2 miler in 15:23 (7:42 pace). That's an improvement of 1:16/mile over double the distance. Again, that's nothing new and no reason to get excited.
PM- Another step forward. 4 miles at Gold's in a time of 29:43 (7:26 pace). Even pace with a final mile in 7:19, which showed a little something left in the tank. Will I show continued improvement or will I collapse again by the end of the week? Passed 40K page views today.
5/28- Interesting day. Woke up feeling clearly out of whack. Popped a moly pill and felt some initial improvement but was hurting badly by the afternoon. It was the old better with or without test. 1 Mile at Gold's in 8:46 running at tempo effort. Then, I took 2 ADHS pills and it took a few minutes for it to kick in but soon began feeling better. I clocked a 6:55 the next time with splits of 2:34-2:16-2:05 so it's obvious that the ADHS did it and I likely would have been better if I ran it again. ADHS is clearly a viable option and I think that I am trending off the moly. I have ordered a hair test kit as well as some whole food Vitamin C complex.
5/29- AM-Small step backward. 3 miles at Gold's in 23:13 (7:44 pace). I did manage a slight negative split. I took half a moly last night and got worse so it may not have cleared yet. We'll see what happens tonight.
PM- Lakeshore 5 in 35:53 (7:11 pace). Best showing in a while but still way too tight. Good start and stayed near 7:00 pace for the first half (17:37) then faded a bit to an 18:16. Still, that's an awesome improvement over the morning session. Took half a moly and tightened up again. I'm officially done with that stuff as well as the Thym-Adren. It appears that the ADHS is working. More to come.
5/30- AM 2 mile junk run at Gold's in a solid 14:44 (7:22 pace) with a strongly negative split of 7:31-7:13. Didn't really put much more effort into Mile 2 either. Yes, I could feel the moly from last night but starting tomorrow, it will be out of my system for good.
PM- WEIRD. Canterbury-Jemison 5 in light drizzle. Finished in 37:45 (7:33 pace). Not bad overall but felt "weird" all the way. Hard to describe. Great start in the first 2 miles then faded hard to 7:50s in the last 2 miles. I think Vitamin C and moly may be hurting me. Not sure what I will do for my long run this week but I am not up for running with the sub-3 group.
5/31- Weak. 3 miles in 23:29 (7:50 pace). I had an immediate negative reaction to Whole Food Vitamin C last night. I'm off that stuff for good. I am improving as the day progresses and hope to be up for double digits by tomorrow. Pace was 7:50 +/- 2 seconds all the way so no collapse this time.
6/1-AM- First full day off moly and Vitamin C. 8 miler in humid conditions and made the mistake of drinking too much water without any Gatorade to replenish the electrolytes. I was doing well through 5.5 miles (near 7:20 pace) then slipped to the 7:45 range on Lakeshore after a water stop. Not bad overall. Felt decent but it was one of those rare days that my heart wasn't fully into it.
PM- Cal/Mag tests.
0 Cal- 500 Mag- 1/2 mile in 4:04.
250 Cal- 500 Mag- 1/2 mile in 3:40
500 Cal- 500 Mag- 1 mile in 6:38
750 Cal- 500 Mag- 1 mile in 6:26 (last .2 @ 5:00 pace)
Again, this shows the nature of the beast with chemical sensitivity. I know that a 2/1 Cal/Mag ratio is too high but as of now, I think I'm better off favoring Cal over Mag (maybe a ratio around 1.62). We'll see what the medical report says. As for the ADHS, it does contain the same amount of copper as the Thym-Adren so I will be judicious with it. Tomorrow, I'll do a better with or without test without the moly interference.
4th straight loss and am losing patience again but the recent turn of events gives me a reason to hope again.
Distance=38.0/ GPA= 21.0/8= 2.63
YTD: 690 miles. 8-13 with a 2.56 GPA