6/9- SENSATIONAL! 6 miles in 41:54 (6:59 pace) and it felt EASY! No pills again and the thymus has likely cleared. Almost a carbon copy of yesterday except it was a mile further and I did not need a last 200 sprint to finish under 7:00 pace. Once again, I will NOT BELIEVE I AM HEALED UNTIL A MEDICAL REPORT CONFIRMS IT! NO MORE HEARTBREAK!
6/10- AM- COLLAPSE! Of course, I knew it would happen but the relief was fun while it lasted. Could not even break 7 minutes for ONE mile. Took some Cal/Mag and got worse. The internal debate is over. I need that adrenal glandular at least temporarily. The results will come in 2-3 weeks.
PM- After taking the Cal/Mag, I doubt I could have broken 9 for a mile. Then, I popped the adrenal glandular and guess what? I was fine in my standard issue run. 5 miles in 37:09 (7:26 pace). Solid performance. If I have not flipped to slow oxidation, a crash is inevitable. Another possibility is that I will flip back and forth for a year or so but will be fine eventually. Regular testing is the key to catching it early.
6/11- Downhill. Lakeshore 5 with the Gnomes in 38:47 (7:45 pace). Pills were not strong enough. I need the full strength Endodren.
PM- Took 2 of the full strength Endodren and once again, I got better. Junk run on Wisteria in 14:02 (7:01 pace) with the down leg in 6:52 and the up leg in 7:10.
6/12- AM. On full strength Endodren (3 pills), I managed a 5:46.9 in the Spain Park Mile (86-89-88-83). That's a modest 9 seconds better than last week but it is a new best time of the year. Let's keep chipping away at the PR. I want to see a sub-5:40 next week and be around 5:30 by the 4th of July.
PM- Downward ladder. 1200-1000-800-600-400. R was 3 min after the 1200, 2:30 after the 1000 then 2:00 thereafter. I was shooting for an overall 6:00 pace and was able to manage that. Splits were 4:37-3:49-2:58-2:09-75. Overall pace was 5:56 for 2.5 miles worth of intervals. Added a warm and cool. Energy is clearly moving in the right direction but for how long? I will NOT take more than 3 Endodren even if it does give me a boost.
6/13- Planned rest day. I may just do a few strides just to see how I feel. I am in good position to win this week.
6/14- I feel like the Cal/Mag did stiffen me up a bit but it was not an extreme reaction. Still, I'm going off it for the next week or so. It cleared by the morning and I was STRONG. 11 miles in 79:26 (7:13 pace). I ran with the slow group and pretty much did my own thing. It was not quite as good as the time indicates because I was very liberal with the water and Gatorade stops on a warm and sunny day. More good news is that my body has NOT demanded more than 3 Endodren. I wasn't half bad when I woke up and I don't think that dropping down to 2 pills would be a radical change. I've clinched a win this week.
6/15- AM. 1 mile on South Lakeshore at "standard effort" without any pills in a time of 7:45. Encouraging that I was able to break 8 without pills. That's a good sign. In the recent past, I would have been over 9 without pills even when I was doing well on pills. Let's get this under 7:00.
PM- Gold's 5 in 35:05 (7:01 pace). Returned to the form I had last weekend. I had to take 3 Endodren to do it but so what? I know this pace is too fast for an easy day and really did try to restrain myself but it just didn't happen. I could have turned in a sub-7 easily but did not sprint the last lap.
Same distance as last week and chalked up a 2nd straight win. I'm comfortable staying on the Endodren only until the medical report and may add a little more zinc just to see what happens.
Distance=42.0/ GPA= 28.3/8= 3.54
YTD: 774 miles. Record: 10-13 with a 2.64 GPA