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Comment by Erun on April 29, 2012 at 5:16pm

I got the out of range symbol on my dexcom cgm after crossing the starting line - chip timing mat. It started working hours after the marathon. The Dexcom tech people say it hasn't been tested against the race mats. I get the out of range signal sometimes just running- I thought maybe it was a little jiggling since I carry the receiver in a ziplock bag pinned to my running shorts. Thought I took enough carbs but my bg was 48 after the marathon.No wonder I had a little trouble finishing. Any finish was a victory considering I broke my neck in 4 places last June.

Comment by Jerry Nairn on April 29, 2012 at 4:55pm

Good job Dane.
What did you do to keep your CGM reciever dry? Medtronic or Dexcom?

Sometimes we never figure these things out. I know on a couple of occasions I was frustrated with a sensor for hours and just pushed on the transmitter and it snapped back into place. I had simply knocked it loose getting in or out of a car or something.

The signal from a timing chip is not going to be an issue, at least it never has been for me.

Comment by Dane on April 29, 2012 at 4:02pm
Ran 13.1 today in Key Biscane, FL...there was a fairly good pour coming down the whole time so not upset with a slower time than the last couple. My (new) CGM did not work which I attributed to the water, even though I know I should be able to swim with the transmitter. My wife figured is was probably interference from the bib with chip. What has been others experience?
Comment by Humingbird on April 29, 2012 at 3:25pm

I was just diagnosed with LADA, and just started on Januvia two days ago. I have run 6 Marathons and numerous 1/2s and other running events prior to this. I am currently getting ready to train for the Air Force Marathon in Sept. while doing other runs through out the summer. Any advice on the gels ? I do not use a whole packet at a time, as I am a petite woman, and found them to be too much at once! Also, any suggestions for meals to ensure enough carbs, etc.?

Comment by drsoosie on April 16, 2012 at 10:40pm

Thanks Sunny,,,I think I have something similar I have not tried yet...

Comment by Sunny T on April 16, 2012 at 9:37pm

Clif Shot Blocks are little cube gels, not like GU gels, they are harder like a gummy. They come in a lot of flavors and they are not too hard to chew, but be careful while running that you don't choke, since they tend to be gummy they can get caught in your throat, make sure to chew well before swallowing, but I use them and have had success with them. GU also makes a similar product called GU Chomps, same idea and they work well.

Comment by drsoosie on April 16, 2012 at 8:16pm

Not sure what cliff blocks are?

Comment by dann on April 16, 2012 at 6:19pm

I like Clif shot bloks also, I use GU every 45 mins and use bloks whenever i feel that i don't need 25 carbs, like the last 45 mins and then i only take 1 or 2,(each blok is about 8 carbs).

Comment by Dane on April 16, 2012 at 3:35pm
I like cliff blocks...2-3 at 6 & 9 miles for my halves. I may change for the full?
Comment by drsoosie on April 16, 2012 at 12:26pm

For my half and when I run long in training I use lifesavers. I pop one on every 5 to 7 miles or so and have always had great luck with that. however, I have not run a full marathon yet...until October...so I will see how that works out with my longer runs in training. I was considering using those and supplementing with some sips of Gatorade. I don't chew the lifesaver I tuck it under my tongue or on the side of my mouth and let it dissolve.

 

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