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Oklahoma State Road Race Championship

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…

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Added by Bradford on September 16, 2012 at 6:42pm — 7 Comments

Oklahoma State Time Trial Championship Race Report

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…

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Added by Bradford on September 9, 2012 at 1:35pm — 3 Comments

Hotter'n'Hell Race Report

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…

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Added by Bradford on August 27, 2012 at 11:13am — 4 Comments

Race Report: Owasso State Championship Criterium Race

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…

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Added by Bradford on August 21, 2012 at 11:15am — 7 Comments

Rev3 South Carolina Olympic Triathlon Race Report

I had the opportunity to race the inaugural Rev3 South Carolina olympic distance triathlon this past weekend. Despite it being the first event by Rev3 at this location, it was an absolutely fantastic race. If you are looking for a top notch race, this is definitely one to put on your list!



On race morning I woke up w/ a BG of 71.

Ate a PB/J sandwich and a banana for breakfast. Bolus was almost too effective and was in the 70-80s all morning leading up to the race start. I didn't… Continue

Added by Bradford on October 12, 2011 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Age Group Nationals Race Report

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…

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Added by Bradford on August 26, 2011 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Rev3 Portland Half Iron Triathlon Race Report

Raced a half-iron distance tri put on by Revolution 3 this weekend in Portland, OR. This was my "long race" for the season as I'm focusing on olympic distance this year, but I still had a great race.



BG hovered near 180- 200 during the morning leading up to the race (stress, adrenaline, etc). Backed my basal off to -55% of normal for 5 hours. Last BG check was 211 about 10 min before going into the water. I had eaten a… Continue

Added by Bradford on July 12, 2011 at 7:58am — 4 Comments

Quassy Olympic Triathlon Race Report

I flew up to race near Waterbury, CT, this weekend in the Revolution 3 Quassy Olympic distance triathlon. Several of my Team Type 1 teammates were also there. Most raced the oly with me, but Casey race the half-iron on Sunday.

The race venue is at Quassy amusement park , and I will say up front that if you are… Continue

Added by Bradford on June 6, 2011 at 8:30pm — 14 Comments

State Criterium Championship

I have raced triathlons for several years, but only recently started getting into the "road" scene of cycling. This is my first year to buy a USACycling license, so until I have enough race starts, I'm still considered a cat 5. This weekend was the Oklahoma State Criterium Championship races, and I was pumped to get to racing!



I Had some pre-race jitters that had my BG up to 224 a few hours before my race. I bolused and increased my basal insulin to +85% (b/c of the intensity of crit… Continue

Added by Bradford on May 23, 2011 at 2:33pm — 4 Comments

Beach2Battleship Half-Iron Triathlon Race Report



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…

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Added by Bradford on November 16, 2010 at 8:47am — 5 Comments

Age Group Nationals Race Report

I traveled down to Tuscaloosa, AL, to compete in this year's Age Group Nationals (my first time to qualify for such a big race!!). Pretty good venue, especially getting to watch the pros race that same day, but it was definitely hot and humid down there! A very humbling experience as well, but still a blast.



On race morning, I woke up with a BG of 64., with the CGM reading 82. A 20 point…
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Added by Bradford on September 27, 2010 at 7:45pm — 8 Comments

Ironman Louisville Race Report

I raced the Ford Ironman Louisville triathlon a couple of weeks ago. Here’s a report about my race! I’d driven from Oklahoma to Kentucky for the race a few days prior, and we’d done all of the usual check in and packet pickup items, etc. It was finally race day!


I had my Navigator on my arm and my pod freshly placed on my back, so I was ready to go. I woke up with a BG of 84—fantastic! I get really nervous on race day so even if I don’t eat anything sometimes my…
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Added by Bradford on September 7, 2010 at 1:34pm — 14 Comments

17 seconds... (a.k.a. Cohasset Triathlon Race Report)

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…

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Added by Bradford on July 5, 2010 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Kansas 70.3 Race Report

Kansas 70.3





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…

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Added by Bradford on June 7, 2010 at 1:17pm — 7 Comments

Diabetes, X-Rays, and Triathlons...Finding the Common Thread?

I wrote an article for a professional magazine that I get, and it was recently posted for this month's "Off the Clock" section of the ADVANCE for Imaging and Radiation Oncology website.


Here is the link to the full article, but I've also copied and pasted here for you. Hope you like it!…


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Added by Bradford on May 4, 2010 at 12:40pm — 7 Comments

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