2/27- AM- 3x3 laps at Gold's just messing around with my formula. I did everything wrong on purpose. I went beyond the sweet spot with MF (3600) while taking no PABA and only a low dose of ADHS but did take the full dose of moly. Not surprisingly, I was beyond awful early.
Opener- 3:15 (9:45 pace)
With PABA- 2:50 (8:30 pace) MINUS 75
With Curcumin- 2:47 (8:21 pace) MINUS 9
The PABA is clearly needed BUT the dose is FLEXIBLE! As for the Curcumin, I thought maybe the serum Iron shot up when the moly allowed Ferritin to be removed from storage. That does not appear to be the case. I may have gotten a marginal benefit but MINUS 9 is not enough to be considered significant. I'll keep the Curcumin in my cabinet for occasional use. Reducing Iron will NOT calm down my adrenals, only ADHS can do that. I accidentally missed my B-12 this morning so that shows that a key missed pill will leave me hurting. I'm okay with that so long as the dose is FLEXIBLE!
PM- The B-12 plus extra ADHS was the game changer. 5 miles in 39:18 (7:52 pace) with nice even splits and a little something left at the end. This pace will bring me home just north of 1:43 in a half mary. I don't think I can hold this pace for 13.1 but I'm sure I'd be under 1:50 today. Maybe 1:48ish. This is exactly what should happen when a formula is working. I may not feel much difference from one day to the next but over the course of a few weeks, improvement will be evident. I'm 20 days out so there's still a chance to improve on this.
2/28-Again, I tinkered with my formula this morning. I found that even on low dose molybdenum, the demand for ADHS remained high. Also, the reaction to taurine containing MTHFRade was IMMEDIATE and STRONGLY NEGATIVE. Sulfates helped but not enough to be a game changer. Without a doubt, extra molybdenum is my best chance to cool the smoking gun.
AM- 1 mile junk run on Wisteria before molybdenum.
PM-Lakeshore 5 in 38:52 (7:46 pace). Not a significant difference from yesterday but an improvement nonetheless. I'll take a MINUS 6 every day and at that rate, I'll be competitive very soon. Lakeshore is a little roly poly in spots so a perfectly flat surface would have yielded a pace closer to 7:40. Tacked on a half mile cool.
3/1- Tried the full strength PABA and as I predicted, I was a little more sluggish as a result but not enough to be considered significant. Went with a shorter 3 miler today in hopes of going under 7:30 pace. I was on pace for the first half but faded a bit and finished in 22:54 (7:38 pace) plus a half mile cool. Figure that a 5 miler would have been just south of 40. If I had gone with a pinch of PABA like usual or took extra moly to counteract it, I probably would have been about :10 faster per mile. As it is, it's not horrible. If I took the full strength PABA with the low dose moly, it would have been over 9 minute pace or worse.
3/2- Planned rest day. Hurt by a double dose of moly. Not pleased about that.
3/3-5 miles in 37:46 (7:33 pace). Closed with an impressive 7:13. This pace was a MINUS 13 over 2 days so steady improvement continues. Long tomorrow.
Grade:B+/1 credit/ distance -5.0
3/4- Downer. Group run downtown with the BTC and it was embarrassing. I got off to a great start and was up with the lead pack then faded in Mile 2 and turned around. I managed to hold the pace in the 8:15 range and avoided a complete collapse. I knew something was wrong and my heart wasn't into it so I cut it short. I don't know my exact distance because of a GPS malfunction but the elapsed time was just north of 32 minutes so I'll consider it a 4 miler. I will try again for a long run tomorrow.
Felt MUCH worse after another trace of moly after I got home BUT quickly got better after taking Curcumin. However, Curcumin did NOT mitigate the ill-effects of another trace of moly.
This turn of events is unfortunate but not a death knell. There is some sensitivity with the moly but I don't think it's 150 or else. I know that 50 won't cut it and 300 is too much but I'm betting that any dose between 75-225 will work. Even if it's 100-200, that's okay. It has become apparent that the Curcumin IS NEEDED. That's probably because the moly has dumped the Ferritin (stored Iron), which results in excess in the blood and tissues as I predicted.
Curcumin is sulfur containing so that means I can't it tolerate unless I take enough molybdenum. The good news is Curcumin lowers Iron so that means it could be the key to calming my adrenals. I may not need mega doses of ADHS anymore but even if I take extra, it won't hurt me.
3/5- I MADE IT. Lakeshore 15 in 2:00:37 (8:02 pace). First half was 59:57 then hung on for a 60:40. Pace never went above 8:15 and closed with a solid 7:43. This pace brings me home in about 1:45:30 and was sustained for 1.9 additional miles. Good shot at a sub-1:45 now. Sub-1:43 looks possible.
Grade:B plus/2 credit/distance- 15.0
-40 miles on the week.
GPA of 2.80 is my highest of the year
Yearly average has climbed to 1.77 with 239 miles. Not sure what I will do next weekend.