12/5- Went with all ascorbic acid today. Finished 4 miles at Gold's in 30:37 (7:39 pace). On 2 pills, I was doing an even 7:40 then finished with a 7:37 after popping a 3rd pill. That's not a significant difference so I'm going to stay with 2. It is possible but unlikely that I can handle B-vitamins again if I cut it back to 1. We'll see. Also, I tried Thym-Adren (adrenal suppressant) last night and my energy was definitely knocked down a notch but it wasn't an instant disaster. I'm curious about how I'd do on an adrenal stimulant. The modulator doesn't hurt me but it's ineffective.
-Next round of tests will be early next week.
12/6- Same workout as yesterday but this time, the wild card was the adrenal glandular. Came through 3 miles in 23:55 (7:58 pace). Very stiff and significantly worse than yesterday. Had to fight hard just to come in under the Mendoza line. Popped the adrenal glandular and was considerably WORSE. At least I know it's not the answer now. Slipped to the 9:00 range and could not even hold that. I cut off the watch after a half mile and treated the rest as a cool down. May need to cut out the ascorbic acid.
12/7- Unplanned rest day. Legs feel like steel beams. It's either the ascorbic acid or the caffeine or both. I can handle some caffeine occasionally but if I go 3-4 days on it, it's trouble.
12/8- Took just 1 ascorbic acid and immediately felt much worse. Most likely, that does it. I'm going with the Whole Food C at lowered doses. I'll try again on Sunday with just a trace. Massive headache after just 1 day off caffeine but stuck it out. 2 miles in 19:40 (9:50 pace). Should be better tomorrow. In other news, I got into the NYC half so I've got 3 months to get well.
12/9- AM- 2 miles back on Whole Food C just looking for modest improvement and got it with a time of 16:55 (8:28 pace). MINUS 82.
PM- Began feeling different by the afternoon and improved to 23:53 for 3 miles (7:58 pace). Again, I had to fight pretty hard just to get under the Mendoza line.
12/10- Another unplanned rest day. Curcumin was the culprit today. Did not even try.
PM- Decided to do a junk run on Wisteria just before sunset. 1 mile and it was ugly. No time.
12/11- It does not matter which form of C that I take or what dose. It cannot be taken with B-vitamins. Did not even try this morning. GB-3 did arrive yesterday afternoon so I took just a trace and felt a definite improvement. 2 miles on Wisteria in 15:50 (7:55 pace) with the upside in a respectable 7:44. I'm going with the C for the next 5 days then hopefully, I'll be done with it. The GB-3 will be added slowly.
-18 miles on the week.