2/9- One thing after another. I can take the necessary pills but now I'm down with the flu. Running is out of the question for the next few days.
2/10- Feeling slightly better but still not even back to work yet. A really bad day of adrenal fatigue feels similar to a low-grade flu. There is no fever and chills but the fatigue, body aches and malaise can be just as bad.
2/11- Back to work today. Still very weak and have a dry cough. Aside from a little bit of hip soreness, my legs don't feel too bad. Did 2 miles at Gold's in 17:56 (8:58 pace) with a slight negative split. Got about what I expected today. I've waited too long for sustained improvement.
2/12- Flu symptoms are almost gone. Zinc/copper sensitivity is still bad. Whole food C is OUT. When it comes to C and zinc, it's got to be both or neither. I'm going with neither. Zinc/copper ratio must be PERFECT everyday and I sure hope that my magic ratio is 20:1 (Thym-Adren). Workout was 3 miles at Gold's and finished in 24:46 (8:15 pace). Decent improvement.
2/13- The old better with or without test. Ran 1 Mile with Thym-Adren at moderate effort and clocked a 7:44. Popped some ADHS such that the Zn/Cu ratio was about 17:1 and I slipped to over 9 on the next mile with an immediate reaction. Tomorrow, I will see if a 23:1 ratio does the same thing.
2/14- 2nd and last better with or without test. 1 Mile on a 20:1 ratio and my time improved to 6:56 as the flu virus continues to exit my system. Popped half a zinc pill and within minutes, I was awful. Did not even attempt the 2nd mile. There you have it. It's 20:1, neither more nor less. I've got to do something about this. What will work next month?
PM- I believe that the zinc/copper sensitivity stems from poor methylation so on little more than a hunch, I picked up some dimethyl glycine at the health food store. It was no miracle cure but it was certainly a positive reaction. 1 Mile on Wisteria and my time is down to 6:47 on hills with the same 23:1 ratio that failed just a few hours earlier. 20:1 is still the "key" but it may not be disastrous if I deviate a bit. YES! Time to get back to real training now.
Run #3- Hit the track for another Mile and my time was down to 6:24 with even splits (94-98-98-94).
2/15- Took Thym-Adren plus DMG and hoped to hit 8 miles today. Had to settle for 4 in 31:21 (7:50 pace). Popped some SAM-e (stronger methylator) and got overstimulated so I cut the cool down out.
This is my worst start on record.
Distance= 14.0/ GPA= 7.0/6= 1.17
YTD: 202 miles. Record: 1-4 with a 2.37 GPA