Monday, June 23, 2014

Training 6/23-6/29

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.
Grade:B/2 credit/distance=6.0
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.
Grade:B/1 credit/distance=6.0

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.
Grade:B/1 credit/distance=8.0

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.
Grade:B+/2 credit/distance=5.0

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.
Grade:A/1 credit/distance=6.0

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.
Grade:B+/2 credit/distance=10.0
-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.
Grade:A-/1 credit/distance=5.0

Weekly summary:
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

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