9/14- Drove from Louisville to Birmingham and arrived at mid-afternoon. Planned rest day to recover from the trip. The Lithium must be cut out at least for now.
9/15- First run as a 35 year old was not half bad. Lakeshore 5 and yes, I finished the whole out and back route without a collapse. Time was 38:54 (7:47 pace). 1st half: 19:20, 2nd half: 19:34. I would have been a LOT better than 2:06 in a half mary today.
9/16-Collapse. 2 miles in 16:10 (8:05 pace). Stupid taurine was the culprit. CBS is still a problem.
9/17- While I'm sure that the taurine did not help me, it was NOT the cause of yesterday's collapse. The lack of Lithium this week is. I repeat, THIS IS NUTS! 1 mile at Gold's in a PATHETIC 9:53. Popped just 1 Lithium pill and walked a lap then proceeded to run 2 miles in a respectable 14:18 (7:09 pace). Splits were 7:21-6:57 so I got better as the pill kicked in. 3 days ON Lithium caused a collapse but 3 days OFF also caused a collapse. For the time being, I will try to alternate days and hope that eventually, I will be able to take it every day.
9/18- Upon rising, it was clear that I needed more Lithium. I may not only need to take it every day but 2x/day. That's okay. If I am deficient as I have every reason to believe that I am, this will help the MTR and MTRR and improve my methionine THUS reduce my sensitivity.
3 miles at Gold's in 21-flat (7:00 pace). Splits were 6:43-7:10-7:07. Legs really stiffened up in the 2nd half but I held a decent pace all the way and had somewhat of a kick left. A 5K would have been 21:45ish.
9/19-AM- FAILURE. This time I was done in by too much Lithium. 2 pills won't work. It must be 1. Attempted a group run and flamed out. Fortunately, I saw it coming so there was no walk of shame. Finished 2 miles in 16:47 (8:24 pace) with splits of 7:49-8:58. I might be better in the afternoon.
PM- Another 2 miler this time at Vestavia. Improved to 14:52 (7:26 pace). Even pace but I was slipping in lap 7 do I decided to finish strong rather than force another mile.
9/20- Did not even try. It is becoming apparent that Lithium alone is not the problem. Lithium+B12 is and the All In One pill contains 62.5 mcg of B12. For now, it will be cut. I may try a junk run this afternoon.