6/23- AM. 2 miles in 13:44 (6:52 pace) with a strong 35 second last 200. Just wanted to see if I have recovered my form and indeed I have.
PM- Decent tempo. 3 miles in 19:46 (6:35 pace) plus a cool. That's equivalent to a 20:30ish for a full 5K. Got off to a fast start that settled into a 6:40 pace which felt like a tempo should. Finished pretty strong. Splits were 6:33-6:41-6:32. I think that at least for now, I have found a winning formula. I MUST take the Mag (possibly Cal as well) at NIGHT and the Endodren in the morning. If I take them both in the morning, fatigue will predominate. I did not take but a few sprays of Mag last night and I could feel some deficiency symptoms. I believe I would have been 30 seconds faster with a full pill last night. My system may demand more as time goes on but as of now, that dose is low.
Update: 2 noteworthy events today. I went to the lab for the zinc/copper/ceruloplasmin blood test. Also, I abstained from caffeine today with no real trouble. If I don't flip back to Thym-Adren by Friday, it likely won't happen for several weeks-months. Clinched a 1.25 GPA on the year.
6/24- Took Cal/Mag last night in a ratio of 250/160 and it was not the answer. Horrible morning and could not break 6 in the Mile (punted after a 3:03 first 800). Popped another 250 of Mag and was able to do the standard issue workout. 5 miles in an even 37:30 (7:30 pace) with fairly even splits (18:41-18:49). Felt okay but it was done in lock step. Could not pick up the pace despite a relatively easy effort. Added a short cool. Tonight, it's all Mag. How much will I need?
-No news on the medical front. I may get some blood results back tomorrow.
6/25- Tried 375 Mag with no Cal and the result was worse. 3 miles in 25:54 (8:38 pace). Endodren was reformulated by taking out 25 mg of Cal and adding 5 mg of Mag. I don't think that should make much difference. Tried a 4th pill as a 1 time deal and don't feel much better. I am running out of options again. I could try 250 Mag or maybe 125 Cal/125 Mag. If the medical report is bad, I am quitting. I'd hate to see it come to that but I may not have a choice. If I've relapsed back to adrenal fatigue, I may have the occasional decent day but the trend will be down and fast.
PM- 5 miles in 35:58 (7:12 pace). How about that? Nearly 90 seconds faster over 2 extra miles only 10 hours after the debacle in the morning. I'm going down to 125 Mag tonight.
6/26- More of the same. Horrible morning followed by an adjustment then a pretty good afternoon. Spain Park Mile in 5:42.5 (85-87-88-82). Modest 4 second improvement over the last time trial 2 weeks ago but it is my FASTEST TIME SINCE 2012. Finished up by running the 5K course at Veteran's Park as a naked cool down. 125 Mag was NOT the answer but adding about 100 of Cal helped. It will be a 1:1 ratio and I hope it will be 250 of each so I won't have to cut pills in half. Again, a 1:1 ratio did NOT work at all before Nova Scotia.
6/27- Fast finish 6 miler with an overall time of 42:12 (7:02 pace). Did the first 5 in 36:15 with dead even splits. No faster than 7:13 and no slower than 7:17 then reeled off a 5:57 in Mile 6. STRONG. Took 250 of each last night and 3 Endodren in the morning. I'm going with that formula until Peachtree.
6/28- Gnome run. Trak Shak 8 + Dexter loop plus a Jemison extension made for 10 miles in 75:20 (7:32 pace) with liberal water stops again esp in the last 4 miles. Relatively even pace. Felt decent but the 250 of both Cal and Mag may be a bit too much right now. I'll eventually grow into it. Solid performance. I don't think I could do this with adrenal fatigue even with glandulars.
-No medical report today. It should come by Monday.
6/29- Another 5 miles at goal marathon pace. Finished in 36 flat (7:12 pace). Even splits (17:58-18:02). I was beginning to work in Mile 5 but it was a pretty strong day overall. Took only 125 of Cal/Mag today and it may not have been quite enough but again, it's the ratio rather than the dosage that is important.
A hard fought victory. I normally don't run all 7 days but I will be slacking some ahead of Peachtree next week. I have now won 3 out of 4 and am considering keeping up the training even if the medical report is bad. Of course, that is provided that I continue to win. Hopefully, I will know tomorrow.
Distance=46.0/ GPA= 32.9/10= 3.29
YTD: 876 miles. Record: 11-14 with a 2.63 GPA
2nd quarter result: 6-7 with a 2.74