Diabetics who run Marathons!


Diabetics who run Marathons!

Diabetics who run Marathons!

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Comment by Mike on December 27, 2011 at 11:11pm

It has been very quiet here lately. Happy to hear you're back.
I'm 2 weeks away from my next marathon

Comment by Orien on December 27, 2011 at 5:07pm

Hello everyone!
Sorry I've been away for a bit. Things have been so hectic around here for the past few weeks. Things are settled down a bit for a little while longer and so I am back.
Hope everyone had wonderful holidays filled with joy!

Comment by Mike on December 18, 2011 at 12:28pm

I use regular GU gels 0 25g carb. I tried the new Roctane gels but they seem to work too fast for me. I also usually try not to milk it for every last bit.

Comment by acidrock23 on December 18, 2011 at 10:11am

Wow, 7 miles+ PR is a great testament to your training! How many carbs are the gels you are having? Most of the ones I've seen are like 20-25. Have you tried splitting up the carbs somehow, maybe switching from gel to jelly beans or something that can be split up more? I find that bigger carbs= bigger swings and I seem to be much more balanced with more servings of smaller carbs? I like the GU too but I think that sometimes they are a bit much foodwise.

Comment by Mike on December 17, 2011 at 11:31pm

Hi all, it's been very quiet here lately.
I set a new half marathon PR last week - 1:45:12 (13 seconds slower than I hoped for. I've been nursing a groin injury and missed many of my long runs so I tagged an extra 7 miles to the race (before).
I had some BS issues during the race which I hope won't repeat themselves next monthe when I ran my next marathon.

Comment by acidrock23 on November 30, 2011 at 3:21pm

Nice race! I haven't "run into" any 15Ks around here but I like the intermediate distance runs a lot. They can be challenging but I sort of feel like I can go run one anytime, if you are used to running shorter distances during the week but push it out to 8-10 miles on the weekend, I felt really healthy and strong.

Comment by Mike on November 30, 2011 at 10:42am

@jerry - The 15K I ran was the only 15K race around here for a long time. There is another now. The one I ran was hilly with a long 1K hill after around 12K but nothing like what you describe. I really enjoyed the distance. And there where some really good runners around (under 1 hour).
I'm running a half marathon in a week and a half.

Comment by dino on November 30, 2011 at 10:37am

Any of you fine folks doing the LV half marathon this weekend? Its gonna be fun.

Comment by Jerry Nairn on November 30, 2011 at 9:56am

Great job, Mike!
There aren't that many 15K races out there, at least not in the US, where we're not into the metric system. 10 mile races are comparable to the 9.3 miles of a 15K.
I only have one 15K in my records, the Gaspin' in the Aspen 15K, all above 8000 ft. elevation. I ran that one in 1:27 in 2007. I think altitude and inclines add at least 10 minutes to that time.

Comment by Mike on November 30, 2011 at 7:24am

Ran my first 15K on Sat. - 1:08:54. It was great. Any one out there do 15k races


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