10/3- COLLAPSE! Gold's 3 in a pathetic 27:45 (9:15 pace). I wanted to quit after an 8:30 first mile but stuck it out even though I got slower with every step. No panic this time. It is clear that my need for citrates is now TRENDING UP! I was too aggressive with the cut and felt better after taking just a trace more when I got home. Do I try the full pill again (250 mg) or do I need 150 instead? It could be a very narrow range and I just hope I'll at least do okay on race day.
10/4- MASSIVE SHIFT! Only 3 days out from race day? I wouldn't have it any other way.
AM- Opened with a 10:28 Mile after taking a full pill last night but nothing in the morning. Took another full pill and improved to 9-flat (MINUS 88)
PM- Trial and error intervals. After 2 more pills, I was down to 7:57. Another one dropped it to 7:27 then I got the idea to load with 4 more hoping that there was no such thing as too much. NOT a good idea. Slipped to 8:43 but it did get slightly better as it progressed. Can I find the sweet spot?
10/5- Fight to Reno with a layover in Denver. Drove to Sacramento for a walking tour. No workout but I can tell that my need for citrate has diminished back to what it had been before.
10/6- Hiking in Lake Tahoe. Did 1 mile of running on the trails as a shake out
10/7- Lake Tahoe half marathon on the Nevada side. Finished in 1:56:31 (8:54 pace). I underestimated the difficulty of the course and the effects of the altitude. 4th straight week that I have finished a double digit run.
10/8- 2 mile junk run untimed on Wisteria after getting back home.
10/9- Trak Shak 5 in 42:57 (8:35 pace) with fairly even splits. No collapse. Quads remain very sore but outside of that, I did not feel too bad. Very little effort. Tried Biotin, which is supposed to help oxalates and I seemed to benefit.
-30 miles on the week.