Diabetics who run Marathons!


Diabetics who run Marathons!

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Comment by Mari on January 1, 2012 at 6:11pm

Hi all. So one of you brought up the cost of the training plans, specifically marathon training (or 100 mile cycling or 70.3 triathlon) programs that TeamWILD offers. I'll see if I can explain. They aren't just ordinary training plans. They are week by week plans with videos and detailed workouts from the athletic coach, plus there is detailed type 1 or type 2 diabetes education each week, plus there is nutrition education that relates to endurance sports and diabetes by sports dietitians, plus there is 3 times through the 18 week program mental skills coaching from a mental skills coach who specializes in working with athletes with diabetes. Plus, a few times through the time you are with us on a plan, live teleseminars with the coaches/diabetes & athletic coaches. Plus, you can ask as many questions as you want and even get a fair amount of individual consultation with the coaches as you train. So, the price of $595 for 18 weeks, by the market research we did, is actually a really good deal. My business advisors wanted me to charge quite a bit more. I want to make these plans available. That's the point. And I also need to be able to pay the coaching staff for the incredible work they did and do to make the programs a reality and to support the athletes. And, to kickstart TeamWILD, we're offering all the programs at 30% discount until Feb 15. I hope some of you here consider trying a plan out and maybe reporting back to the group if you got your monies worth. It's my intention to serve the diabetes community the way I really wanted when I assembled my own team a few years ago to help me do my first 100 mile bike ride and my first marathon! You can check it out at http://teamwild.org.

Comment by Jerry Nairn on January 1, 2012 at 5:38pm

Bonking is usually thought of as hitting a level of glycogen depletion that causes your system to switch to burning more fat, and there is a blood sugar drop associated with it.

Comment by jljr on January 1, 2012 at 5:24pm

AR, I don't think "bonking" is blood sugar related. Maybe more lactic acid build up.

Comment by jljr on January 1, 2012 at 2:00pm

RE: Team Wild, $600 for a training plan? OUCH!

Comment by Jerry Nairn on December 31, 2011 at 8:42pm

Happy New Year all! Please go out and represent.

Comment by acidrock23 on December 31, 2011 at 11:20am

Re "not having diabetes", I suspect that a lot of "straight" people without diabetes would benefit from having a CGM when they are training as a "bonkometer"?

Comment by offroadaction on December 31, 2011 at 10:47am

Happy holidays everyone! I have decided to run 40kms to celebrate my 40th birthday on April 1, along with a few halves throughout the year. A bunch of crazy Canadians are coming down to run a half in Napa Valley, CA in July. Anyone else doing it?

Comment by Mike on December 31, 2011 at 10:41am

one more thing - I wish us all a year of easy BG control so we can run as if we don't have diabetes

Comment by Mike on December 31, 2011 at 10:40am

I ran my last 2011 run on Friday - 15 miles. It was terrible. Hope 2012 runs are better.
I'll be running my first marathon of 2012 in a week and a half. Hope to break all my PR this year and maybe even fit 3 marathons in.
Good luck to all of you and thanks for all your help and support
Happy New Year!!!

Comment by acidrock23 on December 31, 2011 at 10:31am

Definitely happy running to everyone! I just got back from the last run of 2011 and am looking forward to a fun year of it in 2012 and hope that everyone else stays healthy, has smooth BG management and PRs all over the place!


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