11/17- BAD! I saw within just a couple laps that it wasn't my best day. I normally rest on Mondays in race weeks so I bagged it and just slow jogged a mile. This will count as a rest day. Too much taurine is not good for me and that is a concern. I could try cysteine but don't want to do it too close to race day. The Cal/Mag needs to be even and I hope to get by on 625 of each.
11/18- Poor effort. Finished 3 miles in 23:51 (7:57 pace) plus a cool. Started around 7:30 pace then faded to the 8:20 range. Still too much taurine in my system. It has yet to fully clear. I am officially concerned now but I'm not going to panic just yet. If I am not a lot better tomorrow, I am in trouble. Took 2,000 last night but only 500 tonight.
11/19- FAILURE! 1 mile in 8:49. I've got 2 days to turn this around or I am OUT for Tulsa. First try will be to lay off taurine completely. Again, that's the same stuff that worked like magic just a week ago. WHAT THE ____!
11/20- RELIEF! It wasn't the taurine after all. It was the Zn/Cu ratio. I need to go back to the liver glandular but will have probably need low dose Thym-Adren + glutathione instead of taurine. Too much upheaval so close to race day. The plan for Tulsa is ADHS and that's what I took today. 3 miles in 22:25 (7:28 pace) with a negative split. Tried 1 liver pill and it didn't work.
PM- Apparently, the liver pill didn't hurt me after all. I'm still a little gun shy about it so close to the race. I'll be okay on ADHS and am still 60 hours away. It was another 3 miler and my time is down to 20:55 (6:58 pace). Splits were 7:02-7:01-6:52. I hope to see further improvement tomorrow. As I predicted, it will be a pattern of 2 weeks on the liver glandular and 2 weeks off. When the Thym-Adren trends down, it's time to switch up. Weather shows a chance of rain on race day but the worst of it will come through the day before. At worst, it will be run in light rain with comfortable temps.
11/21- Just a slow jog. Untimed mile. Did not feel well. I'm going with the radical upheaval. Back to glutathione+ liver + low dose Thym-Adren. That's my only chance at a decent time. Spent night in eastern Arkansas.
11/22- Arrived in Tulsa. Just did some strides in the hotel. The 'mill here is acting funky and seems to stop for a split second every so often so I just hopped off after a quarter mile. I do not have a good feeling about this one at all.
11/23- Survived. Just wanted a "non-horrible" performance and I got it. Felt awful for most of the race but managed a finish in 1:37:42 unofficially (7:28 pace). The zinc/copper balance is out of whack and the liver glandular is not the answer.
OUCH! No good days at all and only race day and Thursday were even respectable. I need to win 4 of 5 to end the year to make my goal of a winning record.
Distance= 28.0/ GPA= 16.3/8= 2.04
YTD: 1,633 miles. Record: 22-23 with a 2.71 GPA.