This week was 54 miles of running, 1000 yards of swimming and 16 "miles" of pool-running -- training log is here.
The week ended better than it started. Tuesday's workout was ridiculous and even comic. It was before dawn, and I felt really wobbly. Part of me wondered if this might be mental, so I decided to see how stuff would go if I just stayed relaxed and ran the whole workout, regardless of how slow it went. So I did, and got the splits you see below. Yes - I did my first 1200m at 7:30 pace, which is normally my "faster than easy/slower than marathon pace" and it felt HARD. It was ridiculous. Things got a bit better as I went, but it felt like my body just wouldn't go fast because I felt unstable on the track. Essentially the track felt like a bosu ball - the oddest feeling. I just couldn't tell where I was putting my feet.
After that, I decided I wasn't doing Columbus Half this weekend. I contacted my primary care doctor, and scheduled an appointment for this coming Tuesday. I also went and got blood drawn on Friday.
I'm on several different dietary supplements - all prescribed by doctors (I'm a bit of a contradiction because I really don't like taking supplements, but I can't seem to get adequate vitamin D, folate, or iron from just food alone.) I did not take any of my supplements on Friday, because I was getting blood drawn. And...that afternoon the muscle twitches were gone, and the balance issues/vision was improved.
So on Saturday I decided to experiment, and took only a B-vitamin supplement (which doesn't have crazy levels of anything). And...all the symptoms came back. Only to be gone by Sunday morning.
I'm thinking this may be a step in figuring out what's going on, though obviously I don't have answers yet. It will interesting to see what my primary care doc says on Tuesday.
Monday: 8 "miles" of pool-running and streaming yoga. Foam rolling at night.