6/12- Gold's 3 in 25:49 (8:37 pace) plus a cool. Body is very tired from all the travel and racing. No need to panic over this one. Should be better tomorrow.
6/13- My adrenals have spiked again. Not a big surprise considering that I binged on sugar after the 2nd race and am now back on track. I was beyond awful early with 3 laps at Gold's in 3:18 (9:54 pace). Popped 2 more pills and improved to 6 laps in 5:57 (8:56 pace) then improved to a 7:58 Mile after 2 more pills. Added a half mile cool. The next 2 weeks are likely throw away. The liver flush will be done on Friday then the blood donation as early as the middle of next week.
6/14- Adrenals still in hyperdrive but I wasn't half bad because I took mega ADHS That should calm down by early next week. 5 miles on Lakeshore in 39:27 (7:53 pace). Slight negative split in spite of humid conditions. Temp was relatively mild at 85 degrees but the dew point was over 70. Liver flush will be done on Friday and I expect to know that it was ineffective by the end of the day on Sunday. Blood donation could be done as early as Wednesday of next week.
6/15- Gold's 5 in 38:40 (7:44 pace). MINUS 9 but I should be faster indoors when the humidity is not a factor. Figure about the same as yesterday. Cut the ADHS dose by 1 pill and that may not have been the right call just yet. Still, not bad. Tomorrow will be a quickie if I do anything at all. Detox flush starts tomorrow night.
6/16- Bad call to cut the ADHS. Just slow jogged 3 miles. Heart was not into it anyway with the detox upcoming. It's one of those that I'll be glad I did if I finish just north of 1500 on the year.
6/17- AM-Got through the detox. It really wasn't that bad. Come tomorrow, I'll know if it was effective but I expect that answer will be NO. Even if it is, I will still likely go through with the blood donation. Maybe, I'll do a junk run this evening to make it easier to hit 30 on the week.
PM- 3 miles at Gold's in 22:54 (7:38 pace) with a slight negative split. That's exactly 1:40 half pace though that was not the plan. Body is still a little off from the detox so this is a freebie but I should be back to form tomorrow. The plan is to run 8-10 miles early then do the experiments to test the results of the detox. I expect to get a negative reaction from just a trace of IP-6, B-6 and Curcumin just like before the detox, which will leave me with blood donation as the last best hope. I have not tried Dichotomous Earth (spelling?) but I have little confidence that stuff would be effective.
6/18- FAILED LONG RUN. Fortunately, this one was solo. Trak Shak 3 out and back in 28:36 (9:32 pace). Opened with an 8:42 and it got worse from there. I'm not going to panic. I just got back from a bathroom trip and found more small stones. That tells me that I am still detoxing and my body is adjusting.
Verdict on the Iron reducing pills including IP-6, B-6 and Curcumin:
The results were identical for each. I felt no major benefit from any of them but felt no worse after taking them. What was once poison is now a non-factor. I suppose that is good news. The detox did something but I'm not sure what. I'm still donating next week.
Expected to lose. Not a surprise.
Distance=25.0/ GPA= 2.02
YTD: 727 miles. 5-18 with a 2.11 GPA