5/16- AM. Easy drive back from Nashville. My eating was BAD on the road as it usually is. Time to get back on track now. I will probably do something relatively easy this evening.
PM- Mountain Brook/Canterbury 5 in 37:22 (7:28 pace). Good job. I would not call this an easy effort but it was NOT tempo either. I cut the ADHS down to 4 and the methyl folate down to 1. I liked how I felt and I'm going with it until further notice.
5/17- Same 5 mile distance this time at Gold's with a fast finish. Came through 4 in 29:48 (7:27 pace) then burned a 6:57 to finish in 36:45 (7:21 overall). Plenty left in the tank at the end. Good job. Added a mile cool.
5/18- AM- Gold's 3 in 22:36 (7:32 pace). Slight fade but fairly even overall. No tempo in me today due to this week's workouts. That's okay. Added a half mile cool
PM- Trak Shak 7.5 loop in 59:36 (7:57 pace). I'm fine with this one. It's a hilly route and I held the pace well again. I slipped a bit on the hill that sucks but that's understandable. Upped the ADHS to 5 and it may have been a bad call. I'm thinking about cutting that down to 3. I've got a chance to hit 45 miles on the week.
5/19- Should have taken a rest day but forced my tired body to go today. Hoped to go 5 miles @sub-8 without much effort and nearly made it. Settled for 4 miles in 31:52 (7:58 pace). Stopped a mile early to finish with a sub-8 pace. Pills are okay. I am over-reaching with the training. I am dazed and dreamy rather than sore and depressed.
5/20- Planned rest day.
5/21- AM- FAILURE! BTC social run. 4 miles in 38:16 (9:34 pace). Came through 2 miles in a respectable 15:32 but collapsed to a 22:48 on the back half then quit. Got home to try to find the source of the suckage. It was methyl folate. Let's hope I can still take the Methyl Mate or I could stay on the MF and up the MM. This had better be a 1 day blip.
PM- Took a single dose of all of my pills and got no reaction until the last one, which was methyl folate. Extra B-12 and moly did little to knock out the symptoms. An extra Methyl Mate made it a little better so I hit Gold's for another attempt. It was only a marginal improvement early. Passed 1 Mile in 8:44 then popped another Methyl Mate and slipped to 10:08 for an overall time of 18:52 for 2 miles (9:26 pace).
Clearly, the Methyl Folate needs to be cut out entirely. Upping the Methyl Mate to a point may be helpful but it won't be as good as without the MF. My dose of Jigsaw Mag does contain the equivalent of a half pill (200 mcg), which I should tolerate. A small amount of MF may be necessary to tolerate the Methyl Mate. Again, without any Methyl Mate, the sensitivity to B-12 and Lithium will kick in WITH A VENGEANCE! That scenario must be avoided at all costs.
5/22- AM. An improvement over yesterday but not good enough for a long run. Finished 5 miles on Lakeshore in 40:57 (8:11 pace) and needed a late rally to break 41. 1st half: 20:02, 2nd half: 20:55 but the pace was pretty steady from Mile 3 on. Took no MF with the exception of the small amount in Jigsaw Mag and cut the MM down to 1. Felt over-stimulated and felt like perhaps the need for ADHS has ticked up. I'll be at Gold's for 3 more this afternoon.
PM- Gold's 3 in 22:42 (7:34 pace). That's better but not good enough. I should be in the 21s at least even on slightly tired legs. Faded badly after a 7:10 1st mile to a 15;32 on the last 2 though the pace never went much over 7:45. I am feeling uneasy about the intolerance to Methyl folate. I'm afraid the source could be sulfur toxicity related.
-40 miles on the week.