3/7- AM- 2 mile quickie in a solid 13:20 (6:40 pace) with splits of 6:34-6:46. I may have been able to coax a post-35 PR for 3 miles (20:42) if I paced it evenly but I could feel a brutal fade coming. A 5 miler would have been ugly and as the Lithium cleared, the over-stimulation kicked in.
PM- The pills that I took before the morning session included ONLY B-12 and a small amount of molybdenum, which has been well tolerated as of late. I tried just a trace of Thym-Adren and experienced a swift negative reaction but a quick clearance. A question that I asked last week was Can I take Thym-Adren with B-12 if I am off Lithium? The answer is NO. Next, I tried just ONE ADHS (took 3 yesterday) and was MUCH WORSE so I did not attempt an evening session.
I am now unable to tolerate any type of adrenal supplement (no modulator, no stimulant, no suppressant) so it's B-12 or BUST now. It's highly unlikely that Thym-Adren will work even if I go off B-12 but I will give it a try at the end of the week. The Texas Superfood has arrived and appears to be well tolerated but unlikely to be a major factor. The stronger B-12 supp also arrived today so I will give that a try tomorrow. Again, if the B-12 is successful in ridding my system of excess sulfates, adrenal supplements may not even be necessary so all is not lost YET!
3/8- AM- 3 miles in 20:20 (6:47 pace). New post-35 PR by 22 seconds. Splits were 6:37-6:55-6:48. Very pleased that I found another gear in Mile 3. This is the equivalent of a 21:05 5K, which is just outside the lower limit of respectability. The new stronger adenosyl B-12 was a success. I may run Rumpshaker on 3/19.
PM- Felt good most of the day at work but the energy was fading by mid-afternoon. Hoped to run 6 on Lakeshore but the power cut off just before Mile 2. Settled for 3 in 22:53 (7:38 pace) with splits of 7:17-7:29-8:07. We shall see tomorrow.
It's still B-12 or bust and I need mega doses every day but it needs to be either divided doses or a steady stream all day. I took a small dose after I got home and YES, I did feel better.
3/9- AM-6 miles on Lakeshore in 46:16 (7:43 pace). Solid performance. This is what I meant to do yesterday evening. Held the pace well and actually managed a slight negative split (23:18-22:58). After an opening mile in 7:56, the pace never slipped below 7:45. Did not feel as strong as yesterday but for my 3rd session within 24 hours, I'll take it. This is roughly a 1;41 half marathon pace and yes, I did have more in the tank but not another 7 miles. B-12 is still working but I am prepared to endure a rough day tomorrow to confirm that the Thym-Adren is no longer part of the plan.
PM- Energy faded by 3 PM so I took some more B-12 and rebounded nicely. By 5:00, I was good enough to run the Trak Shak route in mostly daylight. 5 miles in 37:14 (7:27 pace). I really did not plan on running it this hard but I felt so comfortable early that I just could not resist. Faded a bit on the back half (18:20-18:54) but a 2nd half @ 7:34 is still not bad. B-12 must be taken in divided doses throughout the day. Final verdict will be read tomorrow.
3/10- Took a trace of Thym-Adren first and did NOT get the swift negative reaction so I took a whole pill and WHAM, I was worth nothing for the rest of the day. Again, this was before I took any B-12.
The verdict is in now. The MUST TAKE pill when I was running my best is no longer in the plan. I need a steady dose of B-12 throughout the day to feel my best. It's B-12 or bust officially now. No more options remain if it stops working. I am in no condition to even attempt a workout today but it doesn't matter because this was a planned rest day anyway.
3/11- AM. 3 miles at Gold's. Shooting for a comfortable 7:30 pace but had to settle for a time of 23:06 (7:42 pace). 1st half: 11:25, 2nd half: 11:41 so I can't say that I collapsed. I could have been faster but wanted to save it for tomorrow's long run. I EXPECT TO FINISH this time. Overall, not real pleased with how I felt on B-12 alone. I think I need to increase the molybdenum. That's probably why I was stronger in the evening session on Wednesday despite it being my 4th workout in the past 36 hours. Another option is a low dose B-complex. B-vitamins are synergistic and too much of one can deplete others. No evening session today.
3/12- I was 0 for 5 coming into today. I am now 1 for 6. 10 mile BTC run in 78:48 (7:53 pace) on a relatively flat route through Homewood and Lakeshore. I felt pretty similar to Wednesday morning but not as strong as my best runs this week. Took mega B-12 with 200 mg. of molybdenum. Not sure what if any effect the extra moly had. I'm still pleased because this was 4 miles longer than my previous longest run of the year. 1st half was 38:46, 2nd half was 40:02 so I faded but did not collapse. Another 5K would have been painful but I do believe that with an even pace in a race setting, I could have dipped under 1:45. However, the lower limit in a half mary is 1:40 so I've got a ways to go.
3/13- Planned rest day. Purely a precaution to guard against increasing the mileage too quickly.
If I still graded my workouts, this might have been a winning week. Can I keep the formula relatively stable? By that I mean, allow for minor adjustments only such as adding a B-complex but keeping the "must take" pill constant. If I can do that, I will improve even if unbalanced.
Distance on the week was 32 miles. I will shoot for 35-40 next week.