7/14- AM-Spain Park Mile Without Endodren in 5:46.6 (87-87-88-84). Cut off another 11 seconds. Within 9 ticks of my time on Endodren. Won't be long now. Not much of a kick at the end but this was probably the most evenly paced Mile that I have ever run.
PM- On Endodren. Nice 6 miler at goal marathon pace. Finished in 43:40 (7:17 pace). Splits were 21:49-21:51 so I can't get much more even than that. I actually felt slightly overstimulated during the day. I want to do another Mile on Endodren very soon and would not be shocked if it's a 5:50ish. Not quite ready to quit the Endodren just yet but likely would feel best on a reduced dose.
Important point: Yes, today was a good day but if I added only HALF a Cal or Mag pill, I would have struggled to an upper 7 pace. I cannot beat this disease without solving the sensitivity.
7/15- AM On Endodren, Spain Park Mile in 5:51.6 (89-89-89-84). It has happened sooner than expected. I am slightly worse on the adrenal glandular. Granted, I was not as fresh as yesterday but I knew how I felt. I actually felt pretty well when I woke up and likely would have improved upon the 5:46 that I ran yesterday. After popping the 3 pills, I felt slightly worse and it showed in workout. Even if I was fresh, I don't think I could have broken 5:45. Again, I was only SLIGHTLY worse on the pills. That is an important point that I will explain later. Easy 5 on tap this evening.
PM- 5 miles as planned in 37:03 (7:25 pace). This is exactly what should happen when you take a couple doses of a pill that is not right for your chemistry. I was a little weakened but it was not debilitating and for an easy run, it was very solid.
7/16- Took advantage of a rare summer cool front. It was a pleasant 80 degrees with low humidity by 5:30. Trak Shak 8 in 57:53 (7:14 pace). That's 3:10 BQ marathon pace on a hilly route. GPS measured it a little short but I'm going with it. The full tree covering was the likely cause. 1st half was 28:47, 2nd half: 29:06. Every mile was sub-7:30 including the Starbucks hill, which sucks. Very strong out there. Took 1 Endodren to taper off and will try to go without it tomorrow. I may pay for this one later in the week.
7/17- Planned rest day. 1st day off Endodren began well enough. My joints were sore but I had plenty of energy. However, as the day progressed, I began feeling more and more overstimulated. By the end of the work day, I was hurting pretty badly. Time to try the Thym-Adren. If that causes the copper toxicity to re-appear, I am in big trouble.
Update: Popped 1 Thym-Adren and seemed to get somewhat better. Excellent news so far. A potential issue is that Thym-Adren contains calcium so will my system handle the Cal/Mag adjustment? Tomorrow, I am going with 3 pills and hope against hope that it's all I need. PLEASE NO SENSITIVITY! I've known for more than a year that the path to balance is a 1:1 Cal/Mag ratio plus Thym-Adren. I've hit 3 roadblocks. Maybe the 4th time is the charm.
7/18- Could not really ask for much better for my first day on Thym-Adren. Went with 3 pills and I sure hope it will be all I need over the long haul. I did feel overstimulated but my legs were loose and limber for the first time in a long time.
AM- 1 Mile in 5:45.6 (86-87-89-83). 8 seconds down on my best of the year but I was quite pleased. I simply hoped for a sub-6. I am on the right path to balance now. I want to see steady improvement now. If I can cut off 5 seconds per week, I'll be sub-5:30 before I know it.
PM- Interval session was rained out. That's okay. I was not up for anything too hard on the first day. 4 miles at Gold's in 29:57 (7:29 pace). Faded at the end but did not collapse.
7/19- Good news and bad news. The good is that I can tolerate the Thym-Adren as well as additional Cal/Mag just fine. The bad news is that 3 pills won't cut it. Debilitating is too strong of a word but I will be significantly weakened if I don't take enough.
AM- Run with the slower Gnomes. Aimed for 10@8:00 on a hilly route and was on pace through 6 then hit the wall and logged an 8:49 and 9:04 before shutting it down early. Totaled 8 miles in 65:57 (8:15 pace). Poor performance.
PM- Junk run on Wisteria just to hit double digits on the day. Did the down side in a solid 6:30 but saw no reason to push in humid conditions so I just trotted up. I will need a "C" tomorrow to get a win this week. I have to skip to BTC social but I'm not really in the mood anyway. Detox is a go for tonight.
7/20- Detox wasn't bad. I did pass a few stones but not as many as in the past. Not sure if that is good news or bad. One piece of good news is that I took mega Thym-Adren today and felt about the same as on 6 pills so it looks like 6 is as high as I'll go.
Workout was a stop and go 3 miler at Gold's with several bathroom stops. Finished in 22:25 (7:28 pace) with a slight negative split. Did not feel great but on the day of the detox, I did not expect much. Just wanted to hit the mileage quota.
PM- Update: Forget what I said about not being so sensitive. I was MUCH worse after an extra Cal/Mag. Shake out mile on Wisteria. I ran it naked but my pace was likely over 10:00.
Lenient grading over the weekend enabled me to win my 5th in the last 7 weeks. This was done amid one of the most massive shifts in my health so I deserved this win. In theory, this formula SHOULD get me to balance. Another roadblock is always possible. I am still behind last year's pace in mileage but have moved ahead in wins and GPA.
Distance= 41.0/ GPA= 24.3/8= 3.04
YTD: 953 miles. Record: 13-15 with a 2.64 GPA