Diabetics who run Marathons!


Diabetics who run Marathons!

Diabetics who run Marathons!

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Comment by Mike on February 7, 2012 at 9:43am

Dann that is amazing

Comment by acidrock23 on February 6, 2012 at 3:28pm

Wow!! That is an amazing experience and achievement! Great Job!

Comment by offroadaction on February 6, 2012 at 2:22pm

That is awesome! Congrats!

Comment by Jerry Nairn on February 6, 2012 at 2:20pm

Great job, Dann! That is a terrific time, especially for your first 50. And I'm sure the mud didn't help your speed any.
I'm really inspired and impressed.

Comment by dann on February 6, 2012 at 1:48pm

meant 10 hour 16 minutes later :)

Comment by dann on February 6, 2012 at 1:45pm

I completed my First 50 mile trail run the "Rocky Raccoon in Huntsville tx"this past weekend, It turned out to be a great day after 4hours of heavy rain (which ended 1 hour into race)so lots of mud -- but hey it was a trail run! I consumed 3Gu's, 4 Power Bar gels (vanillla contains more sodium and potassium then Gu and no caffeine),2 cliff gels,1 honey stiger waffle,6 power bar energy bites (protein),6 cliff shot bloks and 1 Ensure, many small cups of gatorade and heed, all that and 10:16 minutes later it was done. My Bld sugar was a little high at the end but at least I didn't ever go low:)I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to attempt an ultra--lots of support and a good course--I also reduce my basal rate by 50% for the whole run.

Comment by Mari on February 3, 2012 at 4:52pm

That's very exciting to hear that a few of you are signed up to do the Chicago Marathon!! There will be a TeamDiabetes participating in it as a fundraising team for the American Diabetes Association. And it's looking like TeamWILD is going to help with the training of that team!!!

Comment by acidrock23 on February 3, 2012 at 4:52pm

The flat sounds great but my parents are visiting Florida somewhere (Vero Beach maybe?) and it looks really balmy in the pics they've been posting!

Comment by acidrock23 on February 3, 2012 at 3:26pm

When you say "I switched to a group" you have a group of people w/ diabetes you train with? That would be interesting.

How did the race in Miami go with the balmy weather and all that?

Comment by acidrock23 on February 2, 2012 at 8:58pm

LOL at the time sink but I like to have people to kibbitz with and, perhaps, to tell people to try stuff and get off their butts. Whether it was my career as a wild college-rock party animal or my more recent forays into running, having hobbies has been a very useful tool to say "I'm going to ______ and diabetes isn't going to get in the way...". I wouldn't say they are sissies though, I would say they get bad medical advice. And, FWIW, there's a few people who say "%&$# it" and start running, 5K/10K or whatever and have reported good results. The key for me is to not worry about your bg and get out and get some fresh air and run. It is perhaps deranged to need 26.2 miles of fresh air (plus 100s of miles of training, etc...not to mention your backpack!) but the hardest step is the first one.


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