11/21- No doubt now that Whole Food C was another false hope.
AM- 2 miles in 16:44 (8:22 pace) with even splits then got significantly worse after just a trace of C.
PM- Got some clearance and a modest improvement. Rallied from 10 seconds down to come in under the Mendoza line. 3 miles in 23:52 (7:57 pace). Not many options left.
11/22- Another trial and error at Gold's with Vitamin C:
0 pills- 8:06 Mile
1 pill- 7:12 Mile
2 pills- Over 9:00
I still need Vitamin C. How much? Will it ever stabilize? If it does, something else will flare up?
11/23- Pathetic 9:40 mile at Gold's then left for home.
11/24- Down to 250 mg of Whole Food C and it appeared to be a good call. Peter's 3 miler in 22:37 (7:32 pace). Faded a bit in Mile 3 but was still under 7:45 pace at the end. A small glass of OJ made me feel slightly worse so if I am to adjust it, the dose will be lowered.
-Considering another Liver flush but will likely wait until the ferritin is re-tested in 3 weeks.
11/25- Peter's 2 in 17-flat (8:30 pace). In a sudden reversal, I need to RAISE not lower my Vitamin C dose. That could be good news in the long run. Took a little over half a pill as planned and was awful in the opening mile (9:15) but improved to 7:45 after popping just 1 more C pill. This same dosage would have been a disaster just 1 day ago. Nothing surprises me anymore.
Distance=2.0. YTD: 1,197. One more session should get me back into the 1200 mile club.
11/26- Peter's 3 in a moving time of 22:53 (7:38 pace). My need for Vitamin C continues to increase. Today, it was apparent even before I started that 2 pills would not be enough so I started with 3 and ran the first half in 11:44 then popped a 4th pill an improved to 11:09 on the back half. That's a pace of 7:50 without vs 7:26 with the extra C. That is significant but not a night and day difference. I have hit 1200 miles on the year, which is more than I did all of last year. I'd like to finish at 1350.
11/27- Went with 4 Whole Food C pills and finished 5 miles in 38:35 (7:43 pace). Not too bad. Still low energy. Drank a smoothie loaded with C and felt no real difference one way or another. Not sure if loading will have much impact. It will just take time. Again, Vitamin C was the only thing that was significantly out of range on my OAT test.
Distance= 22.0. YTD= 1205.