Diabetics who run Marathons!

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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 well...it 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.

http://tripeej.com/2012/05/06/magnesium-deficiency-and-cramping/

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.

Comment by acidrock23 on May 6, 2012 at 10:24am

I ran a 1/2 today, 2:06ish, hoped to get 2 hours but again cramps in my calves. BG seemed to be a non-issue, I hit Gatorade or water on the way, Lucky Charms for breakfast. The CGM was running high, 160s, tested at 140 right at race time, I took 1/3 of the bolus for 10G of carbs at the first Gatorade stop. I ran most of the race at an ok pace, it was out and back and I felt really good at the turn so turned it up a bit and then the cramps hit about 10 miles so the last 3 I slowed down. Still a fun time and a nice run. CGM still in 140s when I finished so I bolused for pizza, ate away and then tested in the car (bus ride away...) and was at 115, w/ the CGM still in the 140s. It seems to have gotten back in line by the time I got home. I'm wondering if some of the weight things are tightening my calves and leading to the cramps? I'll see if I lay off some of the lifting if it helps.

Comment by Jerry Nairn on May 3, 2012 at 1:24pm

A couple of years ago I used the Medtronic CGM with the Paradigm 522 for a while and hated it. Too painful, too difficult to calibrate, too inaccurate.

The latest Medtronic stuff may be better.

I've been using a Dexcom Seven+ CGM for over a year, two marathons, two other foot races, an Ironman DNF, and way too few training runs, bike rides, and open water swims to do those races, and the CGM has worked very well for me most of the time.

The Dexcom sensors are less painful than the Medtronic sensors I used, although still worse than an infusion set. It has been way easier and more accurate to use the Dexcom.

Like acidrock, I carry a meter, too. It isn't CGM or meter, it's meter plus CGM.

Comment by drsoosie on May 3, 2012 at 10:57am

Hi Erin2!!! i am also running the chicago Marathon as my first!!! Where do you get the honey stingers?

Comment by acidrock23 on May 3, 2012 at 8:02am
I've liked the Cgm for running and find the data very useful. I also lug my meter in these shorts- Race Ready- that Jerry tipped me off to,. like 15 pages back. I turn down to 40%ish too.
 

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