I am now within 1 win of .500 on the year and have a good feeling heading into this week. I am listed as "questionable" for the Woodstock 5K on Saturday. I will do a little tweaking with the formula by adding a touch more Mag while keeping the Cal as it is. I am sticking with the divided doses but may increase the morning dose by one just to see what it does.
7/28- All the questions have been answered now. Took 3 Thym-Adren in the morning and felt a bit sluggish but was better by lunch time. Did 5 @ 7:14 with a very even pace. Then I popped an extra Mag pill and was weakened. Managed only a 7:39 over the next mile with the same effort. Overall time was a still strong 43:50 for 6 miles (7:18 pace). The formula is 4 Thym-Adren in divided doses with 625 mg of Cal/Mag. I can only tolerate small deviations from the 1:1 ratio and will be weakened if my Thym-Adren dose is either 3 or 5. I don't like it but it could be worse and I'm going with it until it stops working.
7/29- Split decision today.
AM- Oak Mountain Mile in 5:33.1 Fastest time since 2012. This time, I got out faster and had to fight hard to hold on (80-85-86-82) so a slight positive split. I think I am in sub-5:30 shape and may well have done it if I had been fully fresh. I did take 5 Thym-Adren yesterday but only 2 this morning and may not have been quite 100%. Still, I have pulled to within 5% of my adult PR (15 sec/318 sec). I've always said that performances should vary by no more than that amount. Suppose that you have a best of 20:00 for 5K. With similar training and under similar weather conditions, you should be no slower than 21:00 even on an "off day" or it raises a flag that something may be wrong.
PM- Took a 3rd pill around lunch time and was poorer immediately. I was hoping to equalize by the evening but I did not. Rather than fight through a standard issue workout, I turned it into a junk run. Pace had slipped to 7:40 by Mile 2 and likely would have been 8+ if I had kept going.
I'll try to come back fresh tomorrow and I'm only taking 1 pill tonight.
Update: I won't be shocked if my Thym-Adren dose drops to 3 before too long. I'll be uneasy about it going below that and REALLY don't want to have to take molybdenum to tolerate it.
7/30- A cut is certainly needed. Took 2 in the morning and felt sluggish immediately. This time however, I did move towards equilibrium as the day progressed. Trak Shak run in pleasant conditions. Solid but relaxed steady pace all the way that never slowed to 7:30. Finished the 7.5 mile loop in 54:38 (7:19 pace). Good job. Took another pill after the workout and quickly stiffened up. I'm going with 3 pills tomorrow in a 1/1/1 division. I don't think copper is the problem because I had no issue with a high copper protein bar. I REALLY hope to stay on 3 Thym-Adren.
7/31- #1- Sprint workout at Pelham. Did 6x200 nearly all out with as much recovery as I wanted. I had hoped to average 32 seconds and managed to do a little better (31.6-31.7-31.0-31.2-33.2-30.5). An average of 31.5 (4:12 pace). plus a half mile warm and quarter mile cool. Felt good to fire up those fast twitch fibers. I think I could run a 63-64 in a 400 now, which isn't bad for no real event specific training but I'm afraid I'm too old for another shot at 59.9.
#2- Only 1 hour later: Gold's 5 in 36:36 (7:19 pace) with splits that ranged from 7:15-7:21. I had just planned to run a long cool down but was remarkably strong. Barring disaster, I will be at .500 at the end of the week.
8/1- Planned rest day. I deserve one.
8/2- Run with the Gnomes. 12 miles on a rolling course in a time of 89:47 (7:29 pace). Solid performance overall. This was not an "A" only because I faded down the stretch. Hit 10 miles in 74:09 then faded to 7:44-7:54 over the last 2 miles. I've clinched a win this week and will again try some extra Mag in the evening. Now that I'm down to 3 Thym-Adren, 625 will be perfect 1:1 ratio. Can I tolerate 750 Mag, which is what I should take given my weight.
8/3- UGLY! I most definitely CANNOT tolerate 750 Mag and probably not 750 Cal either.
AM- 2 miles on Lakeshore in 18:26 (9:13 pace) that got slower with every step.
PM- Slightly better. 3 miles at Gold's in 23:29 (7:50 pace) that was fairly steady. Odds are that I need to cut the Mag rather than increase it. 500 mg is likely enough to stave off deficiency but not nearly enough to reach the optimal level.
It's a winner overall and I have pulled to an even .500 on the year with 7 wins in the last 9 weeks. I remain EXTREMELY ANGRY about the instability and sensitivity. I will try again to cut out sugar and caffeine. I've done it before so I know it can be done.
Distance= 41.0/ GPA= 28.7/9= 3.19
YTD: 1,034 miles. Record: 15-15 with a 2.67 GPA
FYI: At this time last year, I did have 1,124 miles but was 12-18 with a 2.60.