10/17- 2 miles on Wisteria in 18:36 (9:18 pace). No panic. Biotin is the culprit. I need it to tolerate more Cal citrate but mega doses cause problems. There is a tolerable upper limit. Extra citrate had no real effect one way or the other and neither did Mag or B-12. That's good news. I really didn't want to have to deal with ratios again. I'll get more answers from the OAT test results, which should arrive in the mail any day now.
10/18- Reduced the Biotin dose and felt no better. Workout was actually slightly worse. 2 miles on Lakeshore in 18:40 (9:20 pace) over flatter terrain. That does it. The Biotin will be cut out altogether and I expect that my citrate tolerance will diminish. The OAT test results cannot come soon enough.
10/19- AM- Not much better. Gold's 2 in 17:48 (8:54 pace).
PM- Trak Shak 3 in 26:24 (8:48 pace). Only mildly better than yesterday. Biotin has yet to clear. I've learned today that it is high in sulfur so that's probably why I can no longer tolerate it. Not good news. I'll be better tomorrow but the trouble with sulfur remains. The test results can't get here soon enough.
10/20- AWFUL again. This time the culprit was not enough Cal citrate. Just like before Tahoe, my demand has spiked and it's likely a 1 day blip. Gold's 2 mile in 17:24 (8:42 pace). I have not been under the Mendoza line since last Saturday. Still no results in the mail.
10/21- Glimmer of hope. Mile repeats at Gold's
Mile 1- 8:22
Mile 2- 7:38 (after 1 ATP cap)
Mile 3- 6:57 (after 2 more ATP caps)
An ATP deficit could be responsible for both oxalates and sulfate wasting. STILL NO RESULTS
10/22- Very poor. This ends the streak of 6 straight successful long runs. Called it after 6 miles in 57:57 (9:39 pace). Never did feel good but it got worse after each mile. First half was 26:xx then faded to 31:xx on the back 3. Odds are it was too much ATP too soon.
10/23- HORRIBLE! 2 miles in 17:54 (8:57 pace). I came through the Mile marker in 7:55 then popped a 2nd ATP pill and an all out effort got me under 10:00 for Mile 2.
-22 miles on the week. Needless to say, I am not happy about this but not as angry as I would have been earlier in the year. I'll bet that my Iron is under control and I need ATP but have to keep the dose low to prevent a detox reaction. I NEED THE OAT TEST RESULTS.