10/10- Trak Shak 7.5 mile loop in 61:50 (8:15 pace) plus a cool. Hilly route and I feel like I am nearly recovered from the race. One piece of good news is that the Biotin appears to be increasing my tolerance for citrates. Took a full pill at the 3 mile mark (24:30) then proceeded to run the next 4.5 in 37:20, which is only 8 seconds slower per mile so that's not a significant difference. Took some IP-6 (to lower ferritin) after the run, which also appears to be tolerated. A couple questions remain which will be addressed later.
PM- Gold's 3 in 22:11 (7:24 pace). Even pace. Took some IP-6 and at the very least, it was tolerated. Though it was not a night and day difference, I did feel some degree of benefit. Also, I have safely cut the ADHS dosage from 6 pills to 3. Tomorrow, I will see how dependent I am on methylation support. The reason for the changes is improved iron status. A more detailed post is forthcoming.
10/11- AM- Methylation test under a time crunch. Did 1 Mile in 7:17. First half without any methylation was not half bad at 3:47 then improved to 3:30 with it. That means that while I do still need it, it won't be a disaster if I do not take it.
PM- Lakeshore 5 in 38:46 (7:45 pace). Felt strong early but faded in the back half (19:00-19:46) and felt overstimulated. I felt clearly "different" today and I interpret that as good.
10/12- This was a planned rest day but I wanted a small test. Under a time crunch, I did 1.5 miles on Jemison Trail in 11:27 (7:38 pace) plus a cool. Even pace but didn't feel right. Felt overstimulated and like the detox is going too quickly. I'm backing it down to 250 mg of citrate.
10/13- Wanted to run intervals but the track was closed for football (no surprise). Instead, I did 3 miles at Gold's at tempo effort. Finished in 21:51 (7:17 pace). Not horrible but something is clearly off. I was out well but slipped to 7:30 in Mile 2 running nearly all but did rebound a bit at the end. I'm betting there is something deeper and I need more than just citrate and Biotin to detox the oxalates. Speaking of which, I should get the test results in 5-10 days. Added a warm and cool
10/14- Lakeshore 5 in 37:25 (7:29 pace). Very nice job. This one felt SO MUCH easier than yesterday. I credit the lowered dose of citrates and more IP-6. This would be an "A" workout if I still graded myself.
10/15- 5th straight completed long run. This one wasn't pretty but I made it. 10 miles in 84:41 (8:28 pace). Bad news is I was never in sync at any time during the run. Good news is I never collapsed. Pace never slipped below 8:45 even on the hill that sucks. Odds are the citrate needs to be reduced for a morning run. I probably would have done better in the afternoon. I did not feel any soreness from yesterday's workout.
10/16- 4 miles on Lakeshore in 34:36 (8:39 pace). Very much different than yesterday. This time, I was out well (7:30 1st mile) then faded in Mile 2 and collapsed in Mile 3-4.
I cut the citrate dose and raised the Biotin. If I take enough Biotin, which I did not yesterday, I should have no problem with the citrates. Detroit was this weekend. Good call to run Tahoe instead.
-42 miles on the week.