3/27- 2ish miles at around 8 minute pace. Felt okay. Had to cut it short because of lightning in the area. I think I have detoxed everything and am ready to roll.
No Grade/0 credit/distance=2.0
3/28- Very poor. 3 miles at Gold's in 26:48 (8:56 pace). The culprit is B12, which is related to Iron metabolism. Opened with a decent 7:47 then it was sharply downhill from there. Actually had to push to keep the overall pace under 9.
3/29- Trak Shak 5 in 41:30 (8:18 pace). MINUS 38 over 2 additional miles. I attribute that improvement to reducing the B-12 dose from 8 mg to 4 mg. It's still too high. I'll try 2 mg tomorrow and maybe 1 mg. down the road. Getting off it completely will never happen because of my genetics and if I can't tolerate it at all, that would be a BIG problem just like the methyl folate. I'd have to go back on Lithium and possibly ATP. Still, it was a nice improvement over yesterday. NO MORE RELAPSES! When I get the B-12 regulated, I will do what I hope is my last Ferritin re-test. IT BETTER BE MUCH IMPROVED!
3/30- Gold's 5 in 38:51 (7:46 pace). MINUS 32. Even pace with something left at the end but the legs are still awfully heavy. I should be in the low-mid 36s given my current fitness. I did cut the B-12 down to 2ish mg and it's still too much. I'm going down to just a trace but it may take time for the excess to clear. I will try ATP with a micro dose of Lithium tonight but predict a swift negative response that should clear by the morning.
3/31- As expected, the ATP was well tolerated but just a trace of Lithium triggered a negative reaction. It cleared by morning and I took just a trace of B-12. Strong performance as a result. Repeated the Gold's 5 and my time is down to 36:55 (7:23 pace). MINUS 23 and my effort was actually slightly less than yesterday. I think I could go sub-36 in a race setting but not sub-35, which is the point of confidence barrier. Legs are still a little heavy but felt somewhat like my old self today.
4/1- Attempted long run but didn't have quite enough energy. Totaled 8 miles from Brookwood in a time of 71:36 (8:57 pace). Never did feel strong but kept the pace respectable through 4.1 miles then suddenly died and struggled for a 10 minute pace the rest of the way. I thought my B-12 dose was too low but got home to find it is too high. I will attempt to go off altogether for the time being. Lithium and ATP are not the problem. Excess B-12 is.
4/2- Lakeshore 6 in 50:48 (8:28 pace). Never felt good but this time, I did not fade. Pace stayed near 8:30 on the back half and I could have finished 10 but it would have been ugly and painful. Took no B-12. Tacked on a long cool down.