Diabetics who run Marathons!


Diabetics who run Marathons!

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Comment by Mike on December 17, 2011 at 11:31pm

Hi all, it's been very quiet here lately.
I set a new half marathon PR last week - 1:45:12 (13 seconds slower than I hoped for. I've been nursing a groin injury and missed many of my long runs so I tagged an extra 7 miles to the race (before).
I had some BS issues during the race which I hope won't repeat themselves next monthe when I ran my next marathon.

Comment by acidrock23 on November 30, 2011 at 3:21pm

Nice race! I haven't "run into" any 15Ks around here but I like the intermediate distance runs a lot. They can be challenging but I sort of feel like I can go run one anytime, if you are used to running shorter distances during the week but push it out to 8-10 miles on the weekend, I felt really healthy and strong.

Comment by Mike on November 30, 2011 at 10:42am

@jerry - The 15K I ran was the only 15K race around here for a long time. There is another now. The one I ran was hilly with a long 1K hill after around 12K but nothing like what you describe. I really enjoyed the distance. And there where some really good runners around (under 1 hour).
I'm running a half marathon in a week and a half.

Comment by dino on November 30, 2011 at 10:37am

Any of you fine folks doing the LV half marathon this weekend? Its gonna be fun.

Comment by Jerry Nairn on November 30, 2011 at 9:56am

Great job, Mike!
There aren't that many 15K races out there, at least not in the US, where we're not into the metric system. 10 mile races are comparable to the 9.3 miles of a 15K.
I only have one 15K in my records, the Gaspin' in the Aspen 15K, all above 8000 ft. elevation. I ran that one in 1:27 in 2007. I think altitude and inclines add at least 10 minutes to that time.

Comment by Mike on November 30, 2011 at 7:24am

Ran my first 15K on Sat. - 1:08:54. It was great. Any one out there do 15k races

Comment by acidrock23 on November 22, 2011 at 3:21pm

Great race Joe! Way to stay focused.

Comment by Jerry Nairn on November 22, 2011 at 10:08am

Great job, Joe! There is a lot of this marathon running that is mental isn't there?
I know I'm looking pathetic in a marathon when people keep asking me if I'm all right. I don't think I've ever heard anyone say I looked awful, but sometimes it's obvious that they're thinking that.
Hey, congratulations on a great half marathon, too!

Comment by Joe_h on November 22, 2011 at 7:36am

Bucks county marathon 3:41
The plan was to be conservative for the first 20 miles by running 8:15 minimiles then try to pick up the last 10k and hopefully break 3:30 in my dreams I'd break 3:20. Well my legs had their own plans - go for broke. I blame the ACDC being played as we waited in corrals really got me feeling badass. First mile 7:07, mile 6 43:30, 13.1 miles 1:39.at that point my legs looked up to me and said 'screw u jack I'm outta here!' I hit the wall at around mile 16 BAD actually spent most of that mile saying the Lords prayer to myself cause I couldn't focus on anything else. I was in a very dark place when I saw my family and that saved me around mile 17. The next 9 miles my mantra was 'Thomas wants you to finish and Siri wants you to finish FASTER!' my pace slowed to 10minmiles but was able to salvage a 3:41 marathon with no breakdowns and go to finish with my kids. highpoint was crossing the finish line w/ my kids if I wasn't so dehydrated I would have cried like a baby. lowpoint was hearing a spectator say 'He REALLY doesn't look good' I was close to going back and punching her in the face but went w/ the sarcastic 'thanks a lot!' I hope I hurt her feelings. this run broke a 17yr old PB by 11minutes

Comment by Brian on November 14, 2011 at 8:28am

Congrats Dann! That is really impressive. I hope that I can figure out how to better manage my BG over the long haul for endurance races. It's been tough.

@Med your Bonaire trip sounds great! I'd like to go there. I'm looking forward to doing some diving again. It's been over 3years. I may need a refresher dive.


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