10/13- Just another day in the life.
AM- AWFUL! 4 miles in 33:47 (8:27 pace) with splits of 15:15-18:32. Fortunately, I knew the crash was coming so I turned around early and there was no walk of shame.
PM- Hit the health food store and popped 2 glutathione pills. That's a sulfur containing amino acid that like taurine is good for chemical sensitivity. The taurine has been great for Cal/Mag issues but has done nothing for the Zn/Cu. Felt a difference shortly after taking the pill and hit the gym. Because I was in flux, I felt a little "weird." I took off at 6:45 pace and literally could not slow down but at the same time, I knew that pace would not be sustainable for very long. I ended up passing 2.5 miles in 16:57 (6:47 pace) then stormed home with a 2:47 last 800 (5:34 pace) for an overall time of 19:44 for 3 miles (6:35 avg). Took 1 ADHS, which caused me to fall apart just a day earlier and felt no significant ill-effects though I will run again this evening.
#3- 2 a day workouts are for suckers! 3 a days are better.
I felt slightly weakened but had no problem with a standard issue workout. 5 miles in 36:02 (7:12 pace). Slight fade (17:50-18:12) and a bit of stiffness in the legs. I'm still going with Thym-Adren over ADHS but I'd like to see what a full ADHS dose would do when on the glutathione. I'm sure that I don't need Vitamin A now. Do I go with 1 liver pill or 2?
10/14- I can't believe it. 1 Mile in 8:55. No comment. I'll post again tomorrow.
10/15- AM-Took 1 liver and some ADHS and began feeling somewhat better. Then took the taurine and glutathion and WHAM! I was awful again. That answers it. I cannot take the 2 of those together. It has to be one or the other. The taurine was great for the Cal/Mag issues but has done nothing for the Zn/Cu conundrum. It seems as if I've had to alternate the Thym-Adren (20:1) with the ADHS (10:1) so I've taking 3 of each from now on. MAYBE, that will do it.
PM- Improvement after flushing my system. 3 miles on Wisteria in 23:54 (7:58 pace). Had to rally at the end to secure the sub-8 pace but showed surprising life in doing so. 15:1 ratio tomorrow with glutatione and NO taurine. Cal/Mag will be cut from 750 to 625.
10/16- AM 2 miles in 13:40 (6:50 pace) with splits of 6:57-6:43. YES! 1st day on the 15:1 ratio of Zn/Cu (3 Thym-Adren, 3 ADHS). I just hope that switching from taurine to glutathione won't affect my Cal/Mag. Tempo on tap tonight. If I do decent, I'm going to Kentucky tomorrow.
PM- Plan was to run 3 miles at 10K pace then try to find another gear in Mile 4 before shutting it down. Came through 3 in a strong 18:54, which is a pretty solid time in itself then indeed I did find another gear with a 6:06 split in Mile 4 for an overall time of 25-flat (6:15 pace). Strong performance and I still didn't quite feel 100 percent. The race is a go. This may hurt me a bit but so what? It's a hilly course so a PR is unlikely.
10/17- Planned rest day. Did not feel so good when I woke up and didn't feel good after taking the normal pills but once again, glutathione made a huge difference. No guarantee of even a decent race tomorrow but it's worth a shot after the nightmare in Nashville last month. This will be state #9 for the 10K and yes, I will stop at 10. I found an elevation chart on Map my Run and it is TOUGH. Gradual hill for the first 1.2 miles then a STEEP climb just after Mile 5. I plan to leave work at lunch time so I can get there before dark.
10/18- Medical Center 10K in 41:28 (6:40 pace). Didn't have my best stuff and pills were slightly off but the glutathione did what it was supposed to (prevent a disaster). Best time of the year and a solid but unspectacular performance.
10/19- I've been feeling less over-stimulated when I wake up and thus need fewer pills. I am unsure what to make of that. I cut the dose down to 4 Thym-Adren + 1 ADHS and felt better than yesterday overall. Waited until mid-afternoon to run in pleasant 70 degree conditions. 13 miles on Lakeshore in 1:35-flat (7:18 pace). It was the trail plus extension x 2. I did have to stop at the john halfway through maybe due to copper dumping. Felt great through 10 miles but slipped to the 7:30 range over the last 3. Strong overall.
Win #19 on the year. Roller coaster week. It's looking promising with the glutathione. I am due for another copper test in 2-3 weeks and a hair test in 4-6 weeks. Until I get a decent report on both tests, I will not believe that I am healed no matter how well I run.
Distance=43.0/ GPA= 33.7/10= 3.37
YTD: 1,431 miles. Record: 19-21 with a 2.70 GPA
I need to go 7-3 down the stretch to finish over .500 and need to average 37 MPW to hit 1,800