I have little to gain at the point with a win in the final week so I'm sticking with the liver pill in an effort to normalize my ceruloplasmin. Garbage paced runs will probably be all that I will be able to do but I should have enough strength to beat last year's mileage total. I need 22 to tie and 23 to beat it.
The test will be done on the morning of 12/31. A score of 25 or higher may be too much to ask 3 weeks after a 21.1 but I do think a 23.8 or better (within the 5% error) is likely given how aggressive I have been. After that point, it my sincere and realistic hope that I will be done with the liver pills forever and I can maintain the Cp at or near the edge of the healthy range. If not, I could live with simply taking it once per week for maintenance. As for the adrenals, I won't know for sure until I get the hair test results back, which may not be until the middle of next month. I will NOT BE AT ALL WORRIED IF THEY ARE TANKED. I am a natural fast oxidizer and I KNOW that I can restore that simply by staying off the liver pills with their copper, Vitamin A and choline. I'll just take a modulator plus magnesium for maintenance. I will declare victory given that scenario. If I am still a fast oxidizer and there is another reason for my current symptoms such as toxic metals, I'm in BIG trouble and I will probably retire if it doesn't turn around soon.
12/22- AM. 1 mile in 9:30 but learned quite a bit. First half mile without the Endodren was a 5:04 then improved to a 4:26 after popping 1 pill. If I remain on the liver without adrenal support, I CANNOT break 10 minutes for 1 mile. With adrenal support, I will be somewhat better.
PM- Gold's 5 mile in 48:53 (9:47 pace). Strangely, I am really NOT too depressed lately even though my running is arguably the worst it's ever been the last 2 weeks. No doubt that the increased ceruloplasmin has radically altered my chemistry. Only 8 more days on the liver pill and improvement should be strong and steady thereafter. Need to knock out 17 more miles this year.
12/23- AM 2 miles in 16:42 (8:21 pace). Continued improvement with adrenal support. I'll go backwards from here after I take the liver for the day. 15 miles to go. I should get it done in 3 sessions.
PM- Laughably bad again. Did not even take a liver pill but did take Mag, which also slows the adrenals and took no more adrenal glandular. Gold's 5 in 49:40 (9:56 pace) and had to rally in the last mile just to stay under 10. I need only 9 miles to tie last year and 10 to beat it. 3 more sessions ought to do it then I will shut it down.
12/24- Planned rest day. I've accepted that I will not see any improvement until I get off the liver.
12/25- Planned rest day. Only 5 days to go.
12/26- 3 miles untimed at garbage pace but I am 3 miles closer to the goal. Need 6 to tie and I hope to put a cap on this year over the weekend.
12/27- AM-3 miles in 31:27 (10:29 pace). 3 more garbage miles to go. I will continue to get worse on the liver. Only 3 more days to go.
PM- Got through another 3 miles and this time I did not even take my watch. I have just tied my mileage total from last year and will break it on the 31st. I cannot hold on any longer with the liver pill. I have got to quit taking it on Monday instead of Wednesday so I can end the year on the upswing.
12/28- Planned rest day. Test is tomorrow. No matter what the result, I'm not taking the liver pill more than once per week. I will take my last liver pill as soon as I wake up in the morning.
12/29- Planned rest day. Took the last liver pill this morning and I cannot stand it another day. I may get the test results on the 31st. It doesn't even feel like living today, just existing. I expect to be marginally better tomorrow.
12/30- AM First day off the liver. Did not expect or even want a sudden overnight turnaround. Rather, I want to see a slow and steady climb out of this hole. That said, I do feel better than expected this morning and though it is a planned rest day, I may run a couple easy after work.
PM- 3 miles at Gold's and my time is down to 25:53 (8:38 pace). I'll take it. Slow and steady. I'm hoping for a sub-8 Mile tomorrow morning. I have passed my mileage total from last year.
12/31- Closed out the year with a HARD mile in 7:06.5. Splits were 2:21-2:25-2:20. This might sound strange but I am actually concerned that my progress has been too quick. The last thing I want is to be sub-6 tomorrow then over 9 again by the end of the week. Glad this year is over!
Distance=26.0/ GPA= 5.6/5= 1.12
22 wins, 28 losses. GPA= 2.60. 1,758 miles.