I'm hoping for a win this week just for pride and I do think I have a decent chance at it. If I do race, it will be a local 5K and a fairly low-key deal.
New theory about the zinc/copper sensitivity:
It could be the cadmium toxicity, which may be reduced by selenium. I am very interested to see the results of the hair test. Cadmium was high on my last test and there is a chance that it may be preventing me from tolerating the Thym-Adren. We'll see if it came down. The only change on Monday will be the adjustment to zinc/copper ratio.
12/15- Went with the 10:1 zinc/copper ratio and it was an improvement. 1 mile quickie in 6:30 at moderate effort. I know that the 10:1 will help and the selenium probably won't have any effect.
PM- SICK. Awful sore throat. Don't feel like doing anything but sleeping.
12/16- Unplanned rest day. Still too weak to run. The sore throat and chills have diminished but the malaise is still there and the congestion is setting in. I think it's viral and the only thing I can do is let it run its course. I blame the low zinc, which has weakened my immune system.
12/17- Garbage 2 miler at Gold's in 19:56 (9:58 pace) plus a cool. Even with a mild viral infection, I should be better than this. I believe it must be the excess liver and will cut it from 2:3 down to 1:1.5. I'm going to lose my 5th in a row. Got some whole food Vitamin C in an attempt to reduce the sensitivity. I don't think I hurt myself by running today and my year end stats will look a tad better as a result.
12/18 AM- HARD 2 miler in 16:52 (8:26 pace). Improved by 3:04 literally overnight by cutting the liver from 3 pills down to 1.5. Did the first half mile without zinc in 4:21 (8:42 pace) then proceeded to run the next 1.5 in 12:31 (8:21 pace) so there was not a radical difference and I credit the whole food C. More thoughts to come later.
PM- 3 miles in 23:28 (7:49 pace). This is a statistically significant improvement in pace over double the distance. What made the difference? It was the adrenal glandular (stimulant). It made me feel jittery and angry at work today but I calmed down in time for the workout. What to make of this?
Jury is still out but there is a chance that the new whole food C will reduce the zinc/copper sensitivity. That would be excellent news. Why did the adrenal glandular help? Of course, the dream is that I am a slow oxidizer now but it could very well be more toxic metals. I won't know until I get the hair test results. I'm predicting a mixed pattern with slow thyroid and mild fast adrenals.
12/19- Gold's 4 in 30:57 (7:44 pace). Even pace (15:26-15:31) but a very mediocre performance overall and only marginally better than yesterday. Formula was the same with the exception of ADHS(modulator) instead of the adrenal glandular. Tomorrow, I'm going to run before I take the liver pill. Within 33 miles of matching last year's total.
12/20- AM. FAILURE! 1 mile in 10:00. I believe that Calcium was the culprit. I can't wait until the end of the year when I can quit the liver pill. I believe my tissue potassium has tanked.
PM- Garbage 2 miler on the 'mill and my time is down to 18:44 (9:22 pace). 30 miles to go.
12/21- AM- Easy 6 at a pace over 10:00.
PM- Tacked on 2 more also at garbage pace. 22 to go.
I'm sticking with the liver pill even though it is likely tanking my adrenals in hopes that I will no longer have to take it in 2015.
Distance=25.0/ GPA= 1.00
YTD: 1,732 miles. Record: 22-27 with a 2.62 GPA