8/8- AM Iron panel blood test then 3 miles in 25:48 (8:36 pace). Even pace with a slight negative split but could not go any faster.
PM- 3 miles again and my time is down to 23:48 (7:56 pace). Wanted to go 5 but didn't have it in me at a respectable pace. Fell off in Mile 2 but rallied to beat the Mendoza line.
I'm getting clearance. I took 3 ADHS and everything else I needed and nothing that I don't. I'm beginning to think that the P-5-P that I took over the weekend is okay after all. I just need to go very easy on it early. Sure hope so because early indicators were that it relieved the ADHS sensitivity. I could get the Iron results as early as tomorrow and the new P-5-P pills by Wednesday or Thursday.
8/9- Unplanned rest day. This is screwy. I did nothing wrong yesterday and did the same this morning. I was so bad that I had to leave work at lunchtime. Something deeper is going on. I seem to becoming intolerant to Jigsaw Cal and need P-5-P.
Iron blood test shows an excess and saturation (2x higher than it should). OUCH! That could be playing a large role.
8/10- Made it through the day at work, which is an improvement right there. Took the P-5-P and Curcumin and improved further. Mood improved and legs felt somewhat loose but felt very weak (anemic) and that's how I performed.
Gold's 3 in 25:27 (8:29 pace) with a slight negative split. Popped 2 more ADHS. Y'all know what happened before when I tried to go with 5 pills before. Today, I felt somewhat better. Did another Mile in 7:45 then popped a Jigsaw Cal and ran another in 7:40.
I went easy on the B-6 (half a pill) and that will be the plan for the rest of the week. Why did I react badly to it before at large doses? Either, I pushed too much iron out too soon or I depleted my already low UIBC (good iron). I am both toxic and anemic. The best news is that I can tolerate BOTH the Cal and the ADHS at larger doses. Dare I say that the sensitivity is gone?
8/11- Gold's 5 in 39:30 (7:54 pace). Felt slightly less anemic today but still not good by any stretch. I did manage a slight negative split (19:50-19:40) and made the last mile my fastest. B-6 appears to be tolerated and so does Whole Food C (to up the good Iron). We shall see what happens with the Liver Beef but I'm only planning to take that 1-2x/week. One interesting observation: I felt worse after eating a burger for dinner. Perhaps red meat needs to be cut out temporarily.
8/12- Gold's 3 in 22:26 (7:29 pace). A modest improvement. I'd guess that a 5 miler would be paced in the 7:40s. I may not feel much different from day to day but over the course of a few weeks, it should be clearly evident that it's working. That's what should happen. No more of this crazy 3 minute swings from one day to the next. Whole Food C is officially tolerated. BTC tomorrow.
PM- Felt better during the afternoon today so I decided to try my legs in the Mile at Spain Park. I wasn't expecting a sub-6 and wasn't sure I could do 6:30 so I was somewhat pleased with my 6:24.1 finish. Paced it well again. Splits were 95-98-99-92 so I managed a 2 second negative split. This is my starting point. Just 2 seconds faster per lap every week and I'll be sub-6 by the end of the month. Another 1 second/lap in September and I'm sub-5:45. NO MORE CRASHES!
8/13- Survived the BTC run. On a day with near 100% humidity and a dew point of 75, I was completely unconcerned about the pace. For the record, I finished 10 miles in 93:13 (9:19 pace) but there was no collapse. 1st half: 46:20, 2nd half: 46:53. 9 of 10 miles were sub-9:30 with the only exception being Mile 4 (uphill). I had more in the tank as well. Pleased that I finished my first double digit run in 8 weeks but I felt a little off. I think my molybdenum needs to be reduced if not eliminated and we shall see how I do on the Liver pill.
PM- The Liver Beef is a HELL NO! I reacted so badly to it that I had to go home and take a nap after lunch. A cashier at a gas station told me that I looked sick. I was better after taking extra Curcumin so that stuff may be upped. I may struggle tomorrow but that's okay. I had to try it.
8/14- Gold's 4 in 30:15 (7:34 pace). Solid performance and an even pace though it was starting to hurt at the end. I wasn't expecting much after such a terrible reaction to the Liver less than 24 hours ago. Tacked on another mile as a cool. It was immediately apparent that I needed molybdenum but the dosage can be reduced.
35 miles on the week. I have reason for optimism going forward and learned a lot this week. The B-6 is tolerated and enables me to tolerate more ADHS. Whole Food C should help bring up the good iron while Curcumin should knock down the bad iron. I'll test again in about a month.