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Suggestions for eating/drinking when bloodsugar goes low during a run.

Started by Chrysta. Last reply by pvugteveen Mar 30. 5 Replies

I am finally hitting that point where I can run for up to half an hour, not terribly fast. (1.7km in 25 min last time) I find that even if I lower my basal or take off the pump, I am still hitting…Continue

I:C and basals going UP training for half?

Started by bojibridge. Last reply by ComplexCat Oct 29, 2013. 3 Replies

Hey guys, I posted this in the main discussion forum, but thought I'd post here in case anybody had any similar experiences.So, in the last maybe... couple of months, but definitely the last month,…Continue

Tips/Advice? Runner transitioning to pump from shots

Started by T1Runner. Last reply by jen627 Aug 1, 2013. 8 Replies

Hey everyone - New to site and looking forward to getting valuable tips and advice. I'm a T1 runner (37, diagnosed 10 yrs. ago) averaging 25-35 miles a week - in a month or so I'll be switching to…Continue

Rapid change in BG "behavior"

Started by Oakville27. Last reply by melindalaw Apr 26, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi there!I just started running again for the first time since my DX just over a year ago.About three weeks ago (maybe a month), I started out going for about an hour long run/jog. Exercise has…Continue

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Comment by mspencer6480 on July 9, 2012 at 5:26am
Ran 12 miles last night. It was a nice easy pace, except for the last 1.5 miles. I couldn't get my legs to run. They were a little cramped, but not really. I had consumed 16oz of water, a bottle of gatorade, and a couple squirts of honey and my legs just stopped. That's never happened to me and I didn't expect it for 12 a miler. How the heck will I survive a marathon if I can't get through a half comfortably?
Comment by acidrock23 on July 2, 2012 at 7:25pm

Wow! That's blazing! Great run!

Comment by Michael Chappell on July 2, 2012 at 5:41pm

Just ran my fastest 5k ever in sweltering summer heat in NC! 19:04 almost got sub 19:00 (:

Comment by Maycri on May 28, 2012 at 8:33pm

I did it!! I ran my first 5K :) I sucked really bad cause I couldn't run it all the way, so I focused on jogging for as long as I could and walking until I had energy to jog again back and forth. So it took me 46 mins... Also I had to stop at the diabetes tent because my hands were SO swollen I couldn't test myself :/ Is that normal? Do your hands swell up to the point you cannot even bend your fingers? I was so scared I was going to explode!

Comment by Dane on May 20, 2012 at 1:32pm
Sunny T...I do fine in halves with cliff blocks and running with my pump at 50% for my first full in October. I hope someone has some additional insight around BS control at the longer distance.
Comment by Sunny T on April 16, 2012 at 8:54pm

Hi everyone,

I was recently diagnosed type 1(in January) prior to that I had already run 7 marathons. I am doing my 8th marathon in 5 weeks and it will be my first as a diabetic. The training has gone quite well and I have completed a few halfs all with PR's since being diagnosed, but the full marathon is always a bigger challenge. I am getting better with the carb control and learning how much I need to sustain energy without blowing my bs through the roof, but I am curious what others use for pre-marathon carb loading?

Comment by Mari on February 16, 2012 at 6:35am

hello type1 runners! this is a (first time)half marathon race report written by Megan (t1 for 4 years)With expert comments and tips from a sports dietitian/diabetes coach! Enjoy!

Comment by dirtydog61 on February 13, 2012 at 4:35am

I have found that starting with hill training first, and then working into the speed interval training works well. The hill work doesn't have to be fast, just 30-45 second ups and downs. Even just hiking steep hills will help you improve dramatically, good luck!

Comment by dirtydog61 on February 13, 2012 at 4:32am

Comment by knittykat on February 11, 2012 at 4:07am

25 years old, t1 for 1.5 yrs. I want to gt back into running but I've been too afraid of having even worse blood sugar control. I eat very low carb (as I also can't eat gluten, and for some reason most grains/flours/etc. make my I:C ratio go from ~1:12 to like 1:8 or so.) I basically want to get into shape by doing interval running 2-3x a week for a few weeks, and gradually adding in more easy runs without walking. Does anyone have any advice for interval training?


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