10/12- I was wrong. Too much B-12 is indeed harmful. I went with 4 mg. of hydroxy yesterday and took 2 mg. more this morning with zero Thym-Adren. Hit Lakeshore this morning and this time, I faded before the Mile marker then turned around. Finished with 2 miles in 15:54 (7:57 pace) with splits of 7:38-8:16. Popped 2 more after the run and was noticeable WORSE. Did another half mile in 4:44 (9:28 pace). Again, the Pectasol and Histidine were non-factors.
PM- Good news. I popped 1 Endodren (adrenal stimulant) and improved to 7:14 for 1 Mile on Wisteria. Down side in 3:34 and Upside in 3:40. That's more evidence that B-12 does indeed indirectly suppress adrenal function. Tomorrow's plan is a double workout. I'm going down to 2 B-12 pills and may struggle in the morning but expect to improve by the afternoon for a better with or without Thym-Adren test.
10/13-AM- Expected to struggle and it was worse than expected. Managed just 1 mile at Gold's in a time of 8:31. After taking 4 B-12 pills the last 2 days, I took 2 more this morning. I might be better this evening.
In an interesting development, I had to pee shortly after the run and tested the sample using sulfate test strips. Even when diluted, the reading was still off the charts (over 1600). Did the B-12 remove it? I did feel a little better immediately afterwards. I want to see where I stand off the B-12 for at least several hours.
PM- 2.5 miler out and back on Jemison as planned. Still awfully sluggish but considerably better than the morning debacle. Did the first half @ 7:32 pace then hung on for a 7:48 on the back half. Overall time was 19:10 (7:40 pace) so I faded but did not collapse. Still, a 5K race would not have been much below 24.
The GB-3 (for mal-absorption) has arrived and so far, it is a non-factor as expected. It will come down to the B-12 and Thym-Adren. I do have one insurance policy left and that is the MTRR nucleotide from Yasko.
Tomorrow, I will not take any B-12 and fully expect to become over-stimulated and require Thym-Adren. That's right, I will flip from one side of the spectrum to the other within 24-48 hours. I guarantee it too! More to come later in an explanation post.
10/14- The overstimulation hit me as soon as I woke up so it was even sooner than I expected. Mega Thym-Adren did help but it wasn't enough. This confirms what I already knew. The B-12 is necessary and no amount of Cal/Mag+ Thym-Adren can rein in the runaway adrenal function. Workout was the 3 mile Trak Shak loop on a beautiful Fall evening. A nearly all out effort got me in just below the Mendoza line with a time of 23:39 (7:53 pace). Only good news is that the pace was steady. I actually managed a slight negative split overall (7:55-7:56-7:48).
Now I know that mega Thym-Adren won't work and neither will mega B-12. A combination might do it. I took B-12 at night and am going with a moderate Thym-Adren dose tomorrow.
10/15- Learned a lot today in an unplanned rest day. Took only 1 B-12 last night and woke up only mildly overstimulated so the moderate dose of Thym-Adren should work? WRONG! IMMEDIATE NEGATIVE REACTION! Even with abstinence from caffeine, no combination of B-12 and Thym-Adren will EVER work. The MTRR nucleotide product arrived today and I felt a very modest positive response but not enough to be significant and certainly not a miracle cure.
This leaves me with just 3 possible combos.
#1- 1 B-12 + ADHS- pretty much what I took without success most of the summer. The only difference is that I am consistently off caffeine. I doubt that it will make much difference.
#2- 2 B-12 + ADHS- I already know that this dose of B-12 alone will leave me lethargic. Can the ADHS modulate my energy production? I'll need a higher dose to do it.
#3- 2 B-12 + Endodren- This is the bold option and I'm going with it. Slow oxidation symptoms have dominated since starting B-12. I won't know why until I get the hair test results. I believe this is my best chance to at least string together a few weeks of decent health.
10/16-AM- Better with or without test. Took 2 B-12 last night and as expected, I was awful early.
I had seen enough after only 3 laps at Gold's in 2:42 (8:06 pace) and rapidly slowing.
Popped 1 Endodren- Improved to 2:20 (7:00 pace).
Popped a 2nd Endodren- Improved to 2:00 (6:00 pace).
Is this the long-term answer? I doubt it. More likely, it is only providing temporary relief from intolerable detox symptoms. Still, this is probably my best chance for a decent showing in South Carolina. I have 2 weeks to train and start in earnest this evening.
PM- Lakeshore 5 in 36:30 (7:18 pace). Good job. First day on Endodren. Although I doubt that it's the permanent solution, this was the best day I've had in a long time. I don't feel comfortable taking more than 3 Endodren even though it may result in more gains. Perhaps all the CBS treatments that failed back in April will work on the Endodren. Yucca may be worth another shot. I expect that as the sulfur clears, I will revert back to fast oxidation symptoms so I must monitor it closely with better with or without tests. 1st half: 17:58, 2nd half: 18:32 so I faded but did not collapse.
10/17- FAILURE! 4 miles in 35:56 (8:59 pace). Never did feel good. Aimed for 8 minute pace and hit the first mile on target then began to struggle. 1st half: 16:36, 2nd half: 19:20. It was obvious that it was too much Endodren. That's okay. I'll endure a rough day today then cut the dose tomorrow. I'll start with 1 then go up to 2 if need be.
10/18- Endodren has officially FAILED. Took just 1 pill this morning and did not need to run to know it. It's ADHS or bust now. I expect that the retirement decision will be made next week. Even if I pull out a decent day in South Carolina, it won't change it.
PM- Popped 3 ADHS (modulator) and felt better though not good enough for a decent workout. Still quite overstimulated. Did 2 miles at Spain Park's track in a time of 15:32 (7:46 pace). Splits were 7:23-8:09 so more of the same.
Distance=22 miles for the week.