2 B-12 pills plus ADHS (as much as I need) is my last option. Any collapse between now and Greenville that is not without an explanation such as caffeine use or trying a new pill and THAT DOES IT! This might be my last training post.
10/19- Tried Yucca last night and got an immediate and SEVERE negative reaction. I don't think it was detox because Endodren didn't help and probably put me further in the hole. At least there was an explanation today. I knew it was going to suck and it did. 2 miles at Veteran's Park (3 laps around the lake) in a time of 18:48 (9:24 pace). Splits were 5:49-6:19-6:40. UGLY! I will try molybdenum tonight so I get another free pass tomorrow. I'm also doing the B-12 blood test in the morning.
10/20- Bad reaction to Molybdenum last night leaves Hydroxy B-12 as the only option to reduce sulfates. I've also eliminated Jigsaw Mag and replaced it with plain Mag malate. I'm going to cut the Pectasol, Histidine and GB-3. All are probably non-factors but I don't want to chance it with anything else. Woke up very overstimulated and the ADHS made me feel only slightly better. My tolerance to B-12 has improved however and went to the lab this morning to get it tested. I could get the results as early as tomorrow. No running this morning.
PM- I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! Johnny's workout at Vestavia. 5x800 plus a 400 for dessert. Went with ADHS in the morning and managed just a 4:15-4:09 for the first 2 then popped 1 THYM-ADREN (a disaster last week) and improved to 3:37. Popped another pill and finished the workout pretty strong. Last splits were 3:00-2:57 then finished with a 77 final quarter. Will Thym-Adren work tomorrow? Who knows.
Update: Sent the last Yasko test at lunch today. It was a stool test and yes, it was disgusting. I'll spare you the details. I only cared about the hair and urine test and really wish Yasko had given me the test results one at a time. Tomorrow will be a morning workout and another Thym-Adren test.
10/21- AM- Woke up VERY overstimulated so I hit Gold's for the tests.
3 laps in 2:48 (8:24 pace) no Thym Adren
3 laps in 2:24 (7:12 pace) 2 Thym-Adren
3 laps in 1:58 (5:54 pace) 4 Thym-Adren
Last week I needed an adrenal stimulant. Today, I needed an adrenal suppressant.
PM- Took 2 more pills after the morning session and still didn't feel like it was enough. Hit Lakeshore for the workout. Passed 4 miles in 29:38 (7:24 pace), tried to push it in the last mile but felt my knee start to give out around 4.2. Thankfully, it appears to be okay. I was not about to chance it at this point. An injury would mean that I would have to wait until next year to finish the Half2Run challenge. I shut it down and just jogged the last 3/4 mile around 8:20ish pace. Finished with an overall time of 37:45 (7:33 pace). Got home to find that my blood B-12 test is off the scale HIGH. That usually means a transport issue is to blame and it's actually low within the cells. Interesting day to say the least.
10/22- COLLAPSE. Aborted a Lakeshore run. After a fast start, I faded before the Mile marker then had to jog it back. Finished 2 miles in 15:14 (7:37 pace) but the splits were 7:09-8:05. I'm afraid that does it. I did have a Green Tea the last 2 days but that's only 20 mg. of caffeine so I doubt that's the problem. Sulfates are still over 1600. Barring a miracle turnaround this weekend, it's over.
10/23- Planned rest day. Would not have done well in a run. I think my best chance of a decent race is to cut out the B-12. It is possible that I could not even tolerate the 20 mg caffeine in Green Tea for a few days. My new theory is that I have some sort of digestion/malabsorption issue that requires prebiotics rather than enzymes. This is TRULY my last conservative option.
10/24- FOS trial and error
Run #1- 1 Mile in 10:22
Run #2- 1 Mile in 7:33
10/25- FAILURE! Just some light spurts of jogging downtown.
I must face it sooner or later and I really want to keep a flicker of hope alive but in all likelihood, it's over. Tomorrow, I will attempt a lower dose of FOS and if that fails, it's back to all Cal/Mag + Thym-Adren until race day. I just want it to be done now.
Distance= 16 miles