12/7- The herbal supplements for mal-absorption appear to be non-factors as I predicted. That's further evidence that I do not have a mal-absorption issue after all. I'll probably finish the bottles and be done with it. I cut the Glutamine down to 150 and seemed to benefit from doing so. I have ordered Glutamate as well just to see if it's more effective. Either way, it should be only temporary. So far, so good on the Phospho-Serine. The ATP came today so I gave it a shot in a Gold's workout.
1 Mile in 6:57 without the ATP. Felt a slight improvement but not a miracle cure from the ATP. Tacked on 4 more miles in 27:58 (6:59 pace) for an overall time of 34:55 for 5 miles. This doesn't count as a sub-35 because of the stop but I most definitely would have been sub-36. Effort was tempo level with a hard push at the end to secure the sub-7 pace.
I have yet to try the TNF or molybdenum.
12/8- Unplanned rest day due to another collapse. The culprit is clearly glutamine. Not a big surprise given that I have a history of intolerance to that stuff. It appears that it does indirectly increase the sulfur burden. I can take only a very lose dose a maximum of 2 times a week. Will glutamate be any different? Yasko recommended glutamine but it was glutamate that read low on the test. I had to attend a meeting at work today and a coworker sitting next to me knew that I was hurting. Here's a list of reactions to the latest round of experiments:
Herbs for malabsorption- Neutral
Phospho-Serine- Positive with reservations (previous trouble). NOW NEGATIVE.
By the end of the week, I may know quite a bit.
12/9- Expected to struggle after taking lots of glutamine last night and it has probably yet to clear. Started off pretty well with a 3:41 first half mile then collapse and finished with a 4:14 for an overall time of 7:55 then quit. Took glutamate after the workout and was MUCH WORSE.
12/10- Garbage run at Veteran's Park through the woods. Glutamate has yet to clear. I should be better tomorrow. I will try molybdenum soon at a very low dose.
12/11- All the questions have been answered now. Run was at Vestavia on a warm evening. Ran the first mile in a smooth 7:07 then popped a Phospho-Serine and COLLAPSED almost immediately. Mile 2 was over 9:00. Took low dose molybdenum when I got home and got WORSE. ATP and TNF are good for me. All the rest are BAD.
12/12- Phospho-Serine has yet to clear so I sucked as expected. Garbage run at Veteran's Park but this time, I did the whole XC course. No watch. Estimated pace was around 9. Should be better tomorrow.
PM- Wisteria 2 mile in 15:50 (7:55 pace). Much better. It's starting to clear out now.
12/13- 4 miles in 31:00 (7:45 pace) on the Trak Shak loop. Looks okay on the surface but I collapsed and the culprit was the MTRR nucleotide so I dumped it. Splits were 7:19-7:07-7:30-9:02. Even in Mile 2, I knew the collapse was coming. Good news is that I got a little better after taking just a trace of Lithium and B-12. I've been on ATP for a week now so I may want to gradually re-introduce that stuff soon but for now, not every day.
PM- Tacked on a Mile on Wisteria to finish with a round number for the week. Time was 7:33.
Distance on the week: 20 miles.