6/19- 2 miles in 17:08 (8:34 pace). I believe the detox did what it was supposed to do. It removed some Iron from the liver and it has spilled into my blood and tissues. I could see a similar reaction to blood donation too but it should be only temporary. This was marginally better than yesterday. The blood donation appointment has been scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 PM. Good call on putting this off until after the epic road trip.
6/20- Westeria Mile in 7:48. That's it for today. Taking it easy in preparation for the blood donation tomorrow.
6/21- Planned rest day. Blood donation was not bad at all. Full report upcoming.
6/22- Testing. 3x3 laps at Gold's. Didn't really push just yet. It was clear upon rising that ADHS is needed. So is B12 with molybdenum. Opened without methylation and clocked a 2:38.0 (7:54 pace). Popped Curcumin and IP6 then improved to 2:31.5 (7:34 pace). After the methylation, I was down to 2:09.5 (6:28 pace).
Pleased. The improvement from IP6 and Curcumin was significant but not night and day. Methylation is most definitely still needed but I was less horrible without it. I'm going with this formula until my next test results come back.
PM- First real workout post donation was a split decision. Totaled 3 miles in 22:27 (7:29 pace). Felt very strong early with a 7:01 opening mile but began faltering after 1.5. I was still at 18:07 at 2.5 (7:15 pace) but had some pretty serious discomfort in the pit of my stomach and had to slow down. Treated the last half mile (4:20) as a cool down and had a NASTY diarrhea attack. Perhaps that's more Iron loss, which is a good thing. Overall, I probably pushed too hard today and stupidly binged on sugar. I may struggle the next few days but I will not panic.