11/9- Gold's 5 in 38:20 (7:40 pace). Even pace and felt good most of the way. Had a lot left at the end too. It feels so good to have a stable dosage and not have to do all those better with or without tests. I've said it a billion times but I'd rather be a little slow but stable than fast and unstable. Now that it's a reality, I feel even more strongly about it. Most of my workouts this year have been little more than a chore but I actually enjoyed this one. Another change in my health is that I am sweating a lot more. That's also characteristic of excess adrenal activity.
11/10- Johnny's workout. 8x400 at Vestavia in sets of 4 with a 2 min R. Finished with an average of :84 or roughly 5:38 pace. (86-84-83-84) (85-84-85-80). I believe that I can break 6:00 in a Mile time trial and Johnny agrees. Solid workout. Calves are very sore. Not used to getting on my toes and sprinting.
11/11- Trak Shak 8 in the daylight on Veteran's Day. Finished in 66-flat (8:15 pace). I'm fine with this one. Pace was slow but this was a hilly route done the day after a hard speed session. I don't think I've done this route all year and I've forgotten how nice and scenic it is. Cool down tribute to Ochocinco.
11/12- Saulter-Trak Shak 5 route in 37:58 (7:35 pace). Felt good. Strong even pace. No complaints. Beautiful day with temps in the upper 60s. Added a mile cool.
11/13- Planned rest day. Felt good most of the day but overstimulated in the evening. Long cold run tomorrow.
11/14- 13 mile BTC group run. GPS died in Mile 11 so I'm unsure of the exact distance but it was around 13. Pace was sub-8 up until the "hill that sucks" so I estimate about 8:05 on a pretty hilly route. Given a flat course and a race setting, I believe I could go sub-1:45 for a half now. 5 minutes away from "respectability." At a low-8 pace, I found a group that matched my pace. If you get into the 7:40 range, you're too fast for the BTC but not good enough to stick with the sub-3. Need only 4 tomorrow to hit 40 for the first time since January.
11/5- BTC recovery run. 5 miles from Highland Park to downtown and back. I chose to run it naked (no watch). Pace was probably similar to yesterday. Legs were fine but felt quite a bit over-stimulated. I may need to up the Thym-Adren and/or Sparga. I did try TMG (methyl) yesterday and did tolerate it okay but am not sure if I can run on it.
If I kept track of grades and won/loss record, this would have been a winner. 21 days since my last collapse. That's a very good sign. It's too late to salvage 2015 but I am going to surprise a lot of people next year. 41 miles on the week is my highest total since January.