1/23- 5 miles in 38:21 (7:40 pace). Didn't feel quite as sharp as yesterday on half the dose of both MF and TMG. I read that extra B12 can diminish the sensitivity to MF and that appears to be true. Over the weekend, I was significantly weakened when the ratio was off. Today, I barely noticed it.
Pace was even all the way then I got a boost with the extra MF and closed with a smooth 7:22.
1/24- 3 miles at Spain Park in 23:18 (7:46 pace). A little bit of a downer after yesterday. Felt overstimulated but am hopeful that upping the ADHS will solve that. It's common to see adrenals go through the roof after solving a long standing problem but it's only a temporary reaction. Comfortably under the Mendoza line but had to work a little bit to keep the pace under 8 in the back half.
1/25- 3 miles in 22:26 (7:29 pace). Improvement over yesterday but still a little off and over-stimulated. After the run, I tried Methyl Mate and it appeared to be a non-factor. That means the Ferritin will likely go down with time once I am off any pills that contain Liver extract or Lactoferrin. I'll still probably do the Liver flush detox down the road but not for a few weeks. Calcium on the other hand remained a clear NO even though Na and K have likely shot up. Curcumin is also a NO.
The new Methyl Folate has also arrived but it contains one questionable ingredient.
1/26-Planned rest day. The new form of Methylfolate is a NO. It contains glycine and calcium. The plain version should work. I just wanted a stronger version so I won't have to take 10+ pills.
1/27- Back on track thanks to plain MF. 4 miles at Gold's in 29:36 (7:24 pace). Even splits and much more comfortable than yesterday. This was not an "A" only because I had to work a little bit to maintain the sub-7:30 pace near the end. The Zinc/Copper balance appears to be a non-factor now so I took the last 2 pills and pitched the empty bottle. The need/tolerance for MF may be trending down slightly while the need/tolerance for TMG may be heading upwards. That's okay as long as it's not a night and day difference because of a single pill. Tacked on a half mile cool. Hoping to go long tomorrow. Brave the cold and darkness on the group run or sleep in and run solo? We'll see.
1/28- 7 miles from the Trak Shak at dawn. Finished in an ugly time of 64:42 (9:10 pace). Granted, this was a hilly route but I should have been a lot better than this. Never did get the pace much below 8:40 early but did not collapse late. A half marathon today? I could have finished but the time would have been in the 2:05 range. I clearly took too much MF even though IT WAS THE SAME DOSE AS YESTERDAY!!! A 7 miler yesterday could have been done at 7:40ish pace so I was 90 seconds slower per mile. I did begin feeling better after an extra TMG pill. That means I may not need or even be able to the use the high strength MF that I recently ordered and if I am wrong on the ratio, it's better to take too much TMG. Tomorrow, I will attempt to run the Mercedes course.
PM- Tacked on another mile on Wisteria. Finished in 7:46 and felt better but still not real good. This tells me that I'll be hurting at least to some degree if I take too much MF even with extra TMG. An aggressive cut is on tap tomorrow.
1/29- FAILED again. Did not even attempt the group run because I knew I didn't have it. All forms of methyl folate are NOT created equal. The only one that will work for me is 5-Methyl Tetrahydrofolic acid. Plain methyl folate is a NO. Any other form is a NO. It's gonna take a couple of days to get it out of my system. I did attempt 2 workouts today but knew before I started that they would be junk. Tomorrow should be better.
AM- 2 miles at Spain Park in 18:04 (9:02 pace)
PM- 3 miles at Gold's in 25:57 (8:39 pace) so I did show some improvement.
I believe the formula is set once again and I'm going with it until further notice.
Distance= 29.0/ GPA= 15.1/8=1.89
YTD: 102 miles. Record: 0-4- 1.37