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I went down to Oklahoma City for the Road Race State Championship this weekend.
On race day, I woke up with a BG of 64. I ate a bowl of raisin bran and got my gear ready to go. After I got checked in at the race course, my BG was 183. I set my basal back only a little (-25%) since it was a morning race and I knew I would be more insulin resistant throughout the race (typically riding at that intensity I might set my basal to -50 or -60%). Went for a warm-up ride for a few miles to…Continue
I traveled down to a little stretch of highway outside of Medicine Park, OK, for the Oklahoma State Time Trial Championship today. Woke up with a BG of 173 and had some yogurt and blueberries before driving down to the race course. Was BG 143 when I arrived at the course and got checked in. Had a start time of 9:48, with riders going off at 1 minute increments. Started to warm up about 9:00 with a BG of 78. Drank a bottle of Gatorade quickly during warmup and was 122 part way through the…Continue
I traveled down to Wichita Falls, Tx, this past weekend for the 31st annual Hotter'n'Hell 100 mile bike race weekend.
Saturday's race was 100 miles, and Sunday was a 35 minute criterium race.
Saturday's pre-breakfast numbers included 140 and 154. I ate some breakfast and was trending up at start of race. 199 and then 224 right before start. Basal was at -35% of normal. Planned to fuel with Gus and endurolytes fizz for electrolyte replacement. I used my CGM for this race because I…Continue
Race Report for the State Campionship Crit Race
The event was in downtown Owasso, OK. The course was a figure 8 sort of layout, with fairly narrow streets so the sprint runnout was also pretty narrow. Slight uphill in the straight section from corner 4 up to 5, so a slight downhill from corner 8 back to the finish. Weather was great–sunny with a very light north wind.
BG on race morning started in the 160s. As this was the state championship race, I had some extra nerves and…Continue
I traveled up to the cool little town of Burlington, VT, for Age Group National Championship (Olympic distance triathlon) this past weekend. The famous home of Ben & Jerry’s! I definitely made a pit stop there after the race for some recovery ice cream!
Race morning I woke up to a BG of 56. That seemed great as most of the times on race morning I get fairly insulin resistant because of the stress/nerves. I made my way from my hotel over to my friend’s hotel and we…
My last triathlon of the season was the PPD Beach2Battleship half-iron distance tri in Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington, NC. I had traveled into Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach a day early and had a house right on the beach...It is beautiful there! I will say that logistically it is not not the best race (expensive bike fees because you can only fly Delta or US Air; it's a point to point race, so it has two…Continue
I travelled to Cohasset, Massachusetts, a couple weekends ago for a sprint distance triathlon. I was excited about it because it was actually my first ocean swim race! I mean, I’d been in the ocean before, but never racing, and actually never in the Atlantic.
I flew into Boston on Saturday and drove down to Cohasset (45 min south) for packet pickup. I found the hotel and built up my bike to take it for a spin…Continue
I travelled up with a friend to Lawrence, KS, this weekend for the Ironman 70.3 Kansas race (the 70.3 is a 1.2 mi swim, 56 mi bike, and a 13.1 mi run). I’ve done half-iron distance races before, but this would be my first time on the Kansas course. We arrived Saturday afternoon at the race site, checked in and received our packets, and got our bikes checked into the transition area with plenty of…Continue