Sunday, August 24, 2014

Training 8/24-8/31

This will be an 8 day week.  I am listed as probable for the Franklin Classic 10 K on Labor Day (9/1) so there will be no long run over the weekend.  Therefore, the workout on 8/24 counts.

8/24- First day off zinc.  Gold's 10 in a time of 70:43 (7:04 pace).  Not an all-time great performance but certainly a successful long run.  I did stop at Mile 5 for water and a bathroom stop but I don't think it affected me too much.  Miles 1-9 were all 7:05-7:11 then stormed home with a 6:28 in Mile 10.  I think I'm in shape now for a 1:32:xx half.  I was redlining at the end but did find another gear after 9 miles.  Good job.  When I'm in top shape, I should sustain this pace for 15+
Grade:A-/2 credits/distance=10.0
Update: I am going to try again to stay off sugar and caffeine.

8/25- AM- Quickie just to see how my legs would respond after yesterday's effort.  Legs had some nice pop.  2 miles in 13:32 (6:46 pace) plus a half mile cool.

PM- Lakeshore 6.5 in 46:58 (7:14 pace).  Strong overall but I was doing 6:50s for the first 2 miles then slipped to a more sensible 7:30 pace for the final 4. Still, I didn't feel like I was quite in sync and may need a small adjustment.  I was hurting in the last half mile and once again, diarrhea is a concern.  That issue MUST be solved before the weekend.  I think the heat was getting to me at the end as it was 85 degrees and fairly humid.  Clean diet with the exception of half a green tea to taper off caffeine. Probiotics may help the stomach issues.  Cutting the Mag from 750 to 500 may help as well.  Good job overall and again, I had no need for zinc.
Grade:A-/1 credit/distance=9.0

8/26- Vestavia speed session.  3x400/4x300/4x200 for 2 miles worth of intervals.  I often need 1 or 2 reps to get in the groove.  Not so today.  I was ready to roll from the start.  Splits were 73-75-75 for the 400s, 55-55-55-56 for the 300s and 35-35-35-33 for the 200s.  That adds up to a 9:42 (4:51 pace) for 2 miles worth of intervals.  No diarrhea today.  Only issue was a bit of drowsiness early in the afternoon.  Sugar and caffeine free today.  If you saw me work out today, you would never believe that I was sick.
Grade:A-/2 credits/distance=3.0
Update: Still off the zinc and still able to tolerate Cal/Mag but my need for ADHS has ticked up from 4 pills to 6.

8/27- AM 2 miles at Gold's in 14:16 (7:08 pace) plus a half mile cool.  Splits were 7:16-7:00 despite making no effort to pick up the pace.

PM- Trak Shak 5.5 loop in 39:03 (7:06 pace).  VERY STRONG and remarkably fresh.  This one felt much more comfortable than Monday's Lakeshore run.  Easy pace dipped into the 6s in Mile 2.  Weather was 90 and dry so while the temps are still high, the humidity is starting to fade and mornings are a bit cooler as well.  It is become clear that magnesium (not sugar) is the cause of my GI issues.  I must either reduce the dose to 500 or take all of it before bed.  Diet was clean again.
Grade:A/1 credit/distance=8.0

8/28- The beat goes on.  6 miles at EASY effort in a time of 42:25 (7:04 pace).  Slowest mile was #4 at 7:08.  Mile 1 was sub-7 then backed off from there but still did not feel like slowing to marathon pace.  I am officially HOT.
Grade:A/1 credit/distance=6.0

8/29- 5K time trial in 19:25 (6:15 pace). #4 all time and fastest time since Rumpshaker '12.  I thought I had a chance at a PR(19:13) coming in but recognized early that I just wasn't fresh enough.  I was still on pace at the halfway point but I knew that I could not hold it.  Splits were 6:06-6:19-6:21-39.  A sub-40 will be a VERY tall order on Monday but if the weather doesn't totally suck, a road PR of 40:55 may be possible.
Grade:A-/2 credits/distance=4.0

8/30- It finally caught up to me today.  2 mile recovery jog on Wisteria and I was VERY sore.  Plantar hurts occasionally but was no worse on the run.  I will have a full 48 hours to recover.    I don't think it was the paces that got to me as much as the lack of a rest day but I get essentially 2 days off this weekend, which should be enough to recover from over-reaching.  Weather will be less than ideal on Monday so it may turn out to be just a fun run.
Grade:None/0 credit/distance=2.0

8/31- Planned rest day.  Drive up to Franklin, Tennessee.

Weekly summary:
I knew all along what I can do when I am stable and at least trending toward balance so this week was no surprise to me.  I'm not getting my hopes up until I get a decent medical report.  I believe this is my 4th highest GPA on record.
Distance=42.0/ GPA= 33.9/9= 3.77
YTD: 1,161 miles.  Record is 16-17 with a 2.68 GPA.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Training 8/18-8/23

I'm using this week as my freebie for the 2nd half.  I'm probably going to the coast this weekend so there will not be a long run and my low dose zinc won't arrive until mid-week.  I'll train this week but nothing will be graded and nothing will be hard.

8/18- AM- I laid off the ADHS for 24 hours and still cannot take the Cal/Mag.  I've also observed that if I don't take the Cal/Mag, I will need more ADHS.  Forced rest day.  All I can do is a possible afternoon junk run.

8/19- My low dose zinc may not arrive until next week so I picked up a bottle at the health food store and cut it in half.  I initially began feeling better but was awful by the end of the work day.  I brought my Cal/Mag to the gym and decided to do intervals.
-I know this will be hard to believe for most of my readers but I swear that it is the truth.
I was honestly trying my best and could manage only a 9:23 for 1 Mile.
-Popped 1 dose of Cal/Mag and was down to 7:42
-Popped a 2nd dose and was down to 5:58.
The zinc did what it was supposed to do, which was increase the demand for Cal/Mag and possibly increase the ceruloplasmin.  I am far from out of the woods however.
3 miles total.  No grade.

8/20- Another roller coaster day.  Took a trace of zinc and found that my ideal Cal/Mag on that dose (approx. 5 mg) is between 500 and 750.  750 was clearly too much so I took another trace of zinc and nearly hit the target on the nose.  3 miles in 18:41 (6:14 pace).  That's right, EIGHTEEN forty one!  That's equivalent to a sub-19:30 5K and I said that I NEARLY hit the target on the nose.  I still felt a little out of sync.  Once again, I've proven that even with sub-par training, I can threaten a PR if I hit the balance right.

8/21- WEAK.  Took 15 mg of zinc and it was too much.  Extra Cal/Mag didn't help and neither did extra ADHS.  Barely able to do the standard issue workout.  5 miles in 39:46 (7:57 pace) with splits of 19:40-20:06.  Learned that many enzyme reactions are zinc dependent and chromium may improve my zinc tolerance.  I REALLY don't want to go down that road again especially with my history of sensitivity to chromium.  Man, I was so happy to get off that stuff.  Perhaps, that threat is the motivation I need to stay off excess sugar for good.  10 mg of zinc with 4 ADHS will give me the same 20:1 zinc/copper ratio as the Thym-Adren.  I am going to the coast tomorrow morning and will probably return Saturday night.

8/22- No running today.  Got up at dawn and got to the coast by 11 AM.  Waves were tame but it was relaxing out there in the water.  Sea water is loaded with minerals so it probably did me some good to absorb some of that.  More than anything else, I needed to clear my head and I was able to discern that my need for zinc has diminished.  MAYBE I can get by on just ADHS and Cal/Mag from now on.  That would be AWESOME but I'm not getting my hopes up at all.  Went to Flora-Bama for an after dinner drink and got to pray with a woman facing breast cancer treatment.

8/23- Took just a trace of zinc this morning and tightened up immediately.  That does it.  I'm off that stuff for good.  If the Cal/Mag intolerance flares up again, I know what to do but I will be VERY ANGRY if I need zinc again.  Here's hoping for a successful workout tomorrow without it.  Today, it was a 1 Mile junk run on the 'mill before breakfast.  Left the beach in late afternoon and got back to the 'Ham by 9:00 with a stop for dinner.

Distance: 12.0.  No GPA.
YTD: 1,119 miles.  Record remains at 15-17 with a 2.64 GPA

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ceruloplasmin and copper test #2

I did not do the zinc or Mag RBC test this time.  I have a good idea where I am there.  Normal but sub-optimal.  The copper and ceruloplasmin?  I really wanted to know.
Long term goal:
Cp: 25.  Copper: 80-90.  Unbound copper: 90-3(25)= 15.0

Short-term goal:
Cp: 20.  Copper: 80.  Unbound copper: 80-3(20)=20.0

Previous test:
Cp: 17.9.  Copper: 82.  Unbound copper: 82- 3(17.9)= 28.3

Current test:
Cp: 18.3.  Copper: 79.  Unbound copper: 79-3(18.3)=24.1

A modest improvement.  I was hoping for better but was reminded on Facebook to be pleased that my numbers are indeed heading in the right direction.  It has only been 7 weeks since my last test.  To create a parallel, let's say that I was 75 lbs. overweight and lost 7 lbs. in as many weeks.  It's certainly better than a gain but not the number you are looking for.

The ceruloplasmin is up by only 0.4 (2.26%) which is not even a statistically significant.  Same with the copper.  Only a 3 point drop, which is not significant.  What is somewhat encouraging is the amount of unbound copper.  Healthy is 15 or below.  Mine fell from 28.3 to 24.1 (14.8% drop). Of course, I've got quite a ways to go but that percentage of a drop IS significant.  So, in a nutshell, I lost 3 units of copper but the amount of BOUND copper actually rose from 53.7 to 54.9.

I have received very good news and bad news this week.  I am extremely pleased that I can tolerate the modulator (ADHS) and if I deviate a bit from the optimal dose, it doesn't seem to hurt me that much.  My only gripe is some issues with diarrhea but I think there's a good chance that it will either pass or I'll find a solution.  I am equally displeased about the continued EXTREME sensitivity to Cal/Mag.  It is becoming increasing clear that I need EXACTLY 625 mg of each and small deviations will result in significant weakness.  Until the Cp gets above 20, I don't expect to see much improvement there.

One interesting theory:
A low Cp level is often indicative of weak adrenals and I had been taking an adrenal suppressant.  A big question is whether or not the Thym-Adren hindered the Cp production.  It is possible that I will see quicker improvement now that I am on the modulator.  Next test will be in late September.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Endodren and Thym-Adren versus ADHS

I am not a doctor nor I have any formal training in natural medicine.  The purpose of this post is to share my experience on all 3 of these adrenal supplements, nothing more.  Please seek counsel with a professional before making a decision on what to take.

Let me take you back to the end of 2010.  I was coming off a down year in which I finished with a losing record and set only 2 PRs (Mile and Marathon) while suffering 2 injuries.  For about 6 weeks, I took nothing except for Cal/Mag.  After some early successes, I broke down and my medical report revealed that my Na/Mg ratio had shot up to 87/2.  In December of 2010, I added the ADHS and managed to finish the Huntsville Rocket City marathon in 3:43.  Progress continued early in 2011 with PRs in the 10K (40:55) and half marathon (1:32:49).  My medical report showed progress as my Na fell from 87 to 57 but the Mag remained frozen at 2. Other interesting things were happening too.  Copper rose from 0.9 to 2.1, which indicates some elimination and the cadmium toxicity was beginning to show itself. Then in June of 2011, the ADHS stopped working.  By that I mean, my system could no longer tolerate it and it caused my body to tighten up so much that I could not run at all if I took even 1 of those pills.  I switched back to Thym-Adren and shortly thereafter, I took my running to a new level and finally reached sub-1:30 form in the half.

I now know that it was liver toxicity that prevented me from taking the ADHS.  Also, as evidenced by the hair test, it simply wasn't quite strong enough for extreme fast oxidizer.  On Thym-Adren, I've got the Na down as low as 30 vs. 57 on the ADHS.  No doubt, Thym-Adren was the right choice for me in 2011 and 2012 when I was running my best.  I only wish I had added more magnesium.  If I had done so, I believe I would have done 1:26 in Austin and 1:27 in LA.

Thym-Adren Review:
This is a glandular product with the active ingredient being thymus substance, which is designed to suppress adrenal function and is much stronger than ADHS.  It also contains 41 mg. Calcium and 20 parts zinc/1 part copper.  It was very effective for me.  Sodium and potassium fell from extreme highs all the way into the normal range.  The critical Na/K stayed in line too.  Calcium ticked higher as well but that stubborn magnesium would not budge.  Now, I know why.  The 41 mg of Cal was the culprit.  I had been taking Paramin as well (a Cal/Mag in a ratio of 3 parts Cal:2 parts Mag).  When you have to take a mega dose of Thym-Adren+ and its 41 mg of Cal per pill+ Paramin, you are getting nearly 3 parts Cal to 1 part Mag.  That is big trouble!  Nobody should ever exceed 2 parts Cal to 1 part Mag.  In this case, DO take my word for it.

Endodren Review:
This is the opposite of Thym-Adren.  It is an adrenal stimulant intended for slow oxidizers.  Its key ingredient is bovine adrenal substance and contains several synergistic minerals.  It contains just a trace of zinc with no copper and was recently re-formulated to take out the 20 mg of Cal and replaced it with 5 mg of Mag.  That was a good call IMO and is not enough to upset the critical Cal/Mag balance.  Especially if your Na level is 10 or below and your K is 4 or less, this supplement is likely a good choice.  Why did I need it as a fast oxidizer?  I took it purely for symptom relief to combat the extreme fatigue associated with copper and cadmium toxicity.  I now suspect that my extreme high Na on my last hair test (147) was as much due to sodium loss from cadmium toxicity as retention.  I always knew it was only a temporary solution and considered it a minor victory when I was forced off.

ADHS review:
This product is a modulator.  That is, it is suitable for both fast and slow oxidizers and will get you closer to balance regardless of what side of the spectrum you lie. It contains no glandular material and is more herbal based with a few amino acids and minerals.  It contains no calcium or magnesium and has 10 parts zinc/1 part copper.  Based on personal observations, it is likely not as strong as the Thym-Adren or Endodren and thus not the best choice if you are extreme on either side.  If your case is fairly mild and you are just looking for maintenance, it should be an excellent choice.

Where I stand:
  I did my copper and ceruloplasmin test yesterday and could get the results tomorrow but most probably, it will be Monday or Tuesday.  I cannot take either the Thym-Adren or the Endodren but NEED the ADHS right now.  It looks like 4 pills is my sweet spot but it won't be debilitating if I miss 1 dose or take 1 too many.  That's excellent news.  As for the Cal/Mag issues, I still need a 1:1 ratio or very close but it seems like I can take more than the 625 that I had been taking while on the Thym-Adren.  That's good news as well.  I won't be upset if the ceruloplasmin isn't very good this time.  I suspect that the ADHS can help raise it because of the higher copper content.  I'll test again next month after another detox but will hold off on the hair test until late Fall.  The weather will start to cool off soon.  Let's get some fast times now!  That will say that it's working.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Training 8/11-8/17

8/11- AM- Wisteria junk run.  I wasn't expecting much because the Endodren hasn't fully cleared.  Ran the down side in 4:04 then the up side in 4:35 after popping half a Thym-Adren.  The slope is gentle so losing 10 seconds is understandable NOT 31.  A key question has been answered.  I CANNOT TOLERATE EITHER.  It must be Cal/Mag alone.  A final option has come up, which is the modulator, ADHS.  That pill failed me before the detox and failed again when I was eliminating cadmium but it may work now.  I would feel safer on the modulator rather than the Cal/Mag alone.  Ceruloplasmin test #2 will be at the end of the week.  It will be hard to focus at work will all this going on.

PM- Took 3 ADHS today (modulator) and improved tremendously.  5 miles at Gold's in 35:34 (7:07 pace) at moderate effort.  I have no doubt that I could have held this pace for another 5 miles, possibly 8. Felt strong the whole way but felt some abnormal tightness when I tried to sprint at the end.  Of course, I am pleased with this one but it raises almost as many questions as it answers.  I cannot take the stimulant OR the suppressant but I may NEED the modulator.  What does that say about my chemistry?  Of course, it is good that I could tolerate it now when I could not before because of liver/toxicity issues.
Grade:A-/1 credit/distance=6.0
-will the ADHS work long-term or will I crash if I keep taking it?
-what is the optimal dosage?
-If I deviate from the optimal dose by 1/2 pill, what happens?
Trial and error is all I can do to answer these.  What a life!

8/12- AM- Woke up slightly overstimulated then took an overdose of ADHS (5 pills).  Good news.  I was slightly weakened but the ill-effects were not severe.  Effort was similar to yesterday and I stopped at 2 miles in 14:52 (7:26 pace) with dead even splits.

PM- Canturbury 5 in a solid 36:51 (7:22 pace) on a hilly route.  More good news is that I was only somewhat stronger after 10 hours off the pills.  It was not a radical difference.  Pace never slipped to 7:30 nor got faster than 7:15 despite the terrain.  Only irritation was diarrhea.
Grade:A-/1 credit/distance=7.0

8/13- Trak Shak 7.5 in 55:18 (7:22 pace).  Solid performance overall but I know how I feel and this wasn't right.  At least through 6 miles, I had no trouble at all with a sub-7:30 pace but could not access the tempo gear then faded on the hill that sucks (7:55 in Mile 7).  It was probably because I forgot to take a 2nd Cal/Mag in the morning.  I only took 2 ADHS before the workout and 1 after.
I was told that I "look fast" again.  Some people can't believe that I am sick because I usually don't look it and have the perfect body type for distance running.
Grade:B+/1 credit/distance=7.5

8/14- Planned rest day.  I'd like to do a double for BAFA day tomorrow.

8/15- BAFA day.  Morning workout was beyond awful.  Attempted a speed session and had seen enough after a 200 in 44 running all out.  I did another untimed then slow jogged 3 laps to make it 1.5 total.  The culprit was too much CalMag (1000 mg) last night.  Also, I am getting concerned about issues with diarrhea.  I might be better by the evening.

PM- Got about what I expected.  3 miles at Gold's with another diarrhea attack.  Finished in 23:10 (7:43 pace) with fairly even splits.  Very mediocre.  Can still win this week but need an outstanding weekend.
Grade:C-/1 credit/distance=4.5

8/16- AM- Long run FAIL.  Stopped at 4 miles in 35:52 (8:58 pace).  I am now completely intolerant to Cal/Mag.  That must change or else.

PM- Another 4 miles this time at Gold's.  Not surprisingly, after just 9 hours off the Cal/Mag, I improved by more than 1 minute per mile.  Time was down to 31:44 (7:56 pace). Splits were 15:40/16:04.  I have a new idea: Judicious use of zinc.  I've tried 30-50 mg before and was awful.  How about 5-15 mg instead?  FYI: Thym-Adren has 20 parts zinc to 1 part copper.  ADHS's ratio is only 10:1.  Zinc is a magnesium and copper antagonist so MAYBE, it will allow me to tolerate Cal/Mag again.  Zinc supposedly is good for ceruloplasmin but too much could lower my Mag RBC and throw off the zinc/copper ratio, which was good on both my hair and blood tests. 5-10 extra mg SHOULD NOT hurt me.  Only good news today was no diarrhea on either attempt to run.
Grade:E/2 credits/distance=8.0

8/17- Weak tempo.  3 miles in 20:03 (6:41 pace).  That's equivalent to about a 20:45-20:50 for 5K so I was not horrible but clearly weakened. I did have a nice kick at the end and ran a negative split (10:06-9:57) but I need to be no worse than the low-19s or a sub-20 5K.   I went with ADHS alone today and I bet that's as good as I'll see without the Cal/Mag.  I could quit the ADHS and take the Cal/Mag alone but I'm betting that the results will be no better, maybe worse.
Grade:C+/2 credit/distance=5.0

PM- 2 mile junk run just to pad the weekly mileage.
Weekly summary:
I've gone numb with another loss.  Once again, I am down to my last hope.
Distance= 38.0 GPA: 18.0/8= 2.25
YTD: 1,107 miles.  Record: 15-17 with a 2.64 GPA.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Training 8/4-8/10

8/4- WORSE!  Even after tweaking the Cal/Mag, I was HORRIBLE and SUCKED TOO!
Run #1- 1 Mile in 8:50.
Run #2- After more pills.  Half mile in 5:17 (10:34 pace).
It's not the Cal/Mag.  It's got to be the Thym-Adren.
Grade:F/ distance=1.5

8/5- AM- Wisteria Mile in 8:28.  Satisfied with the improvement.

PM- Gold's 4 in 31:54 (7:58 pace).  Rallied for a 7:42 in Mile 4 to get the sub-8 pace.  Cut the Thym-Adren from 3 pills to 2 and that was the reason for the improvement.  Feeling very uneasy.  I fear that I may need to go back to Endodren at some point.  Also, if 1 pill makes this much difference, my liver is still bad.  Detox will be this weekend.  I did cave on the sugar today.  Get back up tomorrow.  I may do a better with or without test tomorrow with the Thym-Adren.
Grade:C-/1 credit/distance=5.5

8/6- AM- Better with or without test.  Ran 1/3 of a mile without in 2:47 (8:21 pace) and had seen enough.  Popped 1 Thym-Adren and was down to 2:07 (6:21 pace) then jogged a cool to make it an even 1 Mile.  Good news and bad out of this one.  In the past, I dropped quickly from 3 pills to 0 then to the Endodren.  Now, I am getting off more gradually and may never need Endodren again.  That's the good.  The bad is that if ONE FREAKING PILL made that much difference, I am still VERY unstable and there's not much chance of a good ceruloplasmin result.  I will try again to run without the Thym-Adren and hope for a sub-8 tomorrow for a full mile.

PM- Gold's 5 in 37:17 (7:27 pace).  An improvement over yesterday and looks okay on the surface for a standard issue run but am still not pleased with how I felt.  Going all out, I would not have been much under 36.  Popped HALF a Thym-Adren after the workout and stiffened up a bit more.
Soon, I will be off.  The question is why is it happening?  I've re-ordered molybdenum and ICMN but I actually hope they fail.
Grade:B/1 credit/distance=6.0

8/7- 1 Mile without Thym-Adren and improved all the way to a 6:41.0 with a slight negative split (3:23-3:18).  Today will be my last day on it.  I hope that I will be sugar free today too.

PM- 1 step forward.  2 steps back.  3 miles in 25:37 (8:32 pace) with splits of 12:30-13:07.  Settled into an upper 8 pace by the end of Mile 1 and was able to hold it.  Yesterday, 1 Thym-Adren resulted in a huge improvement.  Today, it had the opposite effect.  I'm off it tomorrow.  3 options are moly, Endodren and hope against hope that I can get by with Cal/Mag alone.
Grade:D+/1 credit/distance=4.0

8/8- AM- Spain Park Mile in 5:57.1 (89-90-91-87).  Can't be upset with a 44 second improvement but this was still not good enough.  Even if last week's 5:33 is the best I can do right now (it isn't), I should be no worse than 5:50 even on an "off day" because of the 5% rule.  I slept 9 hours and woke up overstimulated but did calm down a bit after taking Cal/Mag.  That means that as of now, neither the Thym Adren nor the Endodren will work.  There are still questions to be answered.

PM- ICMN is supposedly good for the liver and good for fast oxidizers but it failed me today.  I was smart enough to only take half a pill but was still significantly weakened.  I did the same Mile this time at Oak Mountain and slipped to a 6:53.  Once again, if HALF a pill costs me nearly a minute per mile, I've got big problems with chemical sensitivity.  On the plus side, a high copper protein bar once again was no problem.  That means my copper toxicity is not severe and molybdenum is unlikely to help but I've got to give it a shot.
Grade:C/2 credits/distance=3.0
Detox is tomorrow.  What if any effect will that have on my tolerance to Thym-Adren?
Will the molybdenum allow me to take the Thym-Adren?
I don't need and can't take Endodren now but am I shifting in that direction?
Can I get by on Cal/Mag alone?  That would be a miracle!
I will be doing another ceruloplasmin test next week but am not due for another hair test until October.  These questions should be answered by next week.

8/9- Survived the Gnome run and that was really all I had hoped to do.  Finished 10 miles in 77:33 (7:45 pace) with a moderate fade at the end.  Pace slipped to the 8:10 range in Mile 8-9  but there was no collapse.  It was also done in very humid conditions. Still, on a good day, this would have been a 73-74 and felt fairly easy. Tried molybdenum when I got home and it failed.  Not a surprise.  Detox is a go for today.  Then, I will try it again.
Grade:B-/2 credits/distance=10.0

8/10- Detox day.  Stop and go 4 miler at Gold's with many stops at the toilet.  Moving time was 30:37 (7:39 pace) with splits of 15:07-15:30.  Not terrible but it did feel like I need some adrenal support so I popped an Endodren and began feeling worse.

PM- Junk run on Wisteria just to hit the quota.  Felt awful.
Grade:B-/1 credit/distance=5.0

Weekly summary:
Questions appear to have been answered.  I think I know where this is going.  It appears that I cannot take either Thym-Adren or Endodren and  MAYBE BY SOME MIRACLE, I will stabilize on Cal/Mag only.  Loss on the week but not a blowout and managed decent mileage.  It's now or never.  I should know by the end of next week.
Distance=35.0/GPA= 18.1/8= 2.26
YTD: 1,069 miles.  Record: 15-16 with a 2.65 GPA.