11/14- AM. Spain Park Mile in 6:54 (3:30-3:24). MASSIVE improvement over yesterday thanks to cutting out the D.
PM- Took some Cal and was noticeable worse. Same old tired Gold's 3 in 24:58 (8:19 pace) and had to rally to get under 25. I'm sticking with the Cal because eventually I will need it again but the dose will be no more than 500 mg.
11/15- 5 miles at Gold's in 40:45 (8:09 pace). Decent improvement over yesterday. Though the pace was just 10 seconds faster, I lasted 2 more miles and had something left at the end. Yesterday, I was spent after 3. I've said it a million times. I'm fine with a slow climb out of this hole. If I can avoid a relapse, I'll be competitive soon.
11/16- Gold's 5 in 37:57 (7:35 pace). MINUS 34. That's a huge improvement over yesterday and actually managed a slight negative split (19:02-18:55). Still, my reaction is SO WHAT? If you're a longtime reader, you know I've seen similar improvements from day to day. I'm not celebrating anything until I am under 35 and can do it consistently.
11/17- Lakeshore 4 miler in 28:32 (7:08 pace). Nice job. I started strong and finished strong but even the middle 2 miles were in the 7:15 range. I cut it a mile short because my hips have been aching all day long. Not sure what the source of it is but it didn't hurt me in my workout tonight. I believe I could have broken 36 or at least come close in a full 5 so I'm within striking distance of the goal. Again, no celebrations until I can do it CONSISTENTLY! Tacked on a half mile cool.
11/18- Step backward but not a relapse. Gold's 3 in 23:51 (7:57 pace). Took off at 7:15 for the first half mile then it was downhill from there. I did manage to hold it in the 8:10 range over the last 2 miles and I did not need a rally at the end. Tacked on a half mile cool. I wasn't sure if Whole Food C was making a difference but after 1 day off it, I know I need it.
11/19- DISAPPOINTMENT! I overshot the dose on Whole Food C. It appears that the optimal dose is either 250 or 500mg (1 or 2 pills) or possibly 1.5 (oh goody, cut them in half). I took 3 this morning and had nothing. I HATE THESE NARROW WINDOWS!! Just 1 mile at Spain Park in 7:51 (3:48/4:03). Granted, it was very windy but even in calm conditions, I would not have been much better than 7:40.
Afterwards, Vitamin D only made it worse but other sulfur containing pills such as Curcumin and Apple Cider Vinegar did not seem to hurt me. I thought about jumping in the Magic City half tomorrow but that looks highly unlikely barring a miracle turnaround tomorrow.
PM- Added another junk mile at garbage pace. Almost certainly out for Magic City tomorrow but I didn't sign up anyway.
11/20- Unplanned rest day. Did not even try. Cut it down to 500 mg. of Whole Food C and it still didn't work. Just a trace of D made it worse. I may try Cod Liver Oil or another brand of Whole Food C. Not looking good.
PM- Did 1 junk mile on Wisteria and it sucked as expected. I will likely go completely off the C rather than try a small dose tomorrow.
-25 miles on the week. 1,183 on the year.