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Diabetics who run Marathons!


Diabetics who run Marathons!

Diabetics who run Marathons!

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Comment by Dane on May 7, 2012 at 4:02am
How did you do Erin2? Hope you had fun!
Comment by drsoosie on May 6, 2012 at 7:43pm

Dane could you give me the name of the site you virtually train on? i forgot what it was!!! Also how would I friend or find you on there?

Comment by acidrock23 on May 6, 2012 at 6:51pm

I drank like a quart of coconut water the week before this race and 8 oz during (515 mg...) and it didn't seem to matter. I'm hoping it will turn out to be the weights. I'd like to run a number in the 4s and ran one of the 20 mile runs in like 3:10 so 4 something shouldn't have been out of the's only 6 more miles, lol...

Comment by drsoosie on May 6, 2012 at 6:44pm

Well I am game to run the Chicago with whoever feels like they will run about a 4 hour 30 minute (that's what I am striving for!) However, I may be overly optimistic. I guess I will know better as I train more!
Acid...have you tried taking a potassium supplement a week or two prior to the race? Maybe that would help. Do you think some of it could be coming from dehydration?

Comment by acidrock23 on May 6, 2012 at 5:20pm

Good job on your race Jay and LOL @ being "marathoned out". I could get to that easily.

I'm not sure you'd want to run w/ me Dane, I blew up and ran 5:18 last year. I felt I ought to have run faster. I'll see if laying off the weights helps and get back to you? It sounds like there's several members running though...

Comment by Dane on May 6, 2012 at 4:54pm
So cool to see other diabetic runners doing so is so motivating! I did my last half of the season at 4:04:30 so acid, you and I may be on pace to run Chicago together?! I start training next week after taking two weeks off. Awesome job to Jay...I would love to do so well! Was Insulindependence at your race? I know they were doing one up in that area soon?
Comment by Jerry Nairn on May 6, 2012 at 4:06pm

Awesome, job, Jay!

Comment by acidrock23 on May 6, 2012 at 1:37pm

Hmmm, I was eating leafy green veggies (like 4x servings/ day?) pretty much right up until the race. I also have been lifting, specifically knee extensions and then these things w/ the velcro around my ankle, pulling my leg back, that hit glutes, 3x 70 lb, 3x/ week on each. I have another 1/2 060312 so I'll knock off the weights and keep eating the veggies.

Comment by Jerry Nairn on May 6, 2012 at 1:05pm

Congratulations on another half, and good diabetes management for the whole day.

Coincidentally, a friend has just posted on her blog about cramping.

Maybe it's not so much of a coincidence.

Comment by drsoosie on May 6, 2012 at 10:50am

Great job Acidrock!!! just a suggestion...maybe you need to get the occasional massage to rub out your calves. I also use a roller before and after running and that has helped my calves a lot.


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