Type2Runner's Blog (9)

Second marathon much better than the first! 3rd one will try to qualify for Boston!

Mostly recovered after my second marathon last saturday. 3:51, which was 26 minutes faster than the first, it was also 40 degrees cooler, as the first marathon was 90 at the finish. Top 1/3 of finishers, 32/65 in my age group, 80/200 in men.

Will spend the next 8 months on speed work, leg and hip strenght, and shorter distances and then be shooting for 3:30 next October, which would qualify me for Boston (as a 45 in april 2012). And I will be doing that somewhere other than…


Added by Type2Runner on November 5, 2010 at 2:40pm — 1 Comment

End of Week 4 Marathon training - Hitting stride

Well, the temps came down over the weekend, though the humidity/dew point during the week was horrible.

29 Miles this week. 6 mile pace run on saturday, and unlike last week's pace run, I came in a bit under my goal pace. My goal pace for the marathon is 8:46, which is a 3:50 marathon. Sat run was an 8:40 average. A little fast, and I don't want to over do it and mess with recovery, but was glad to come in under, because last week, with the heat, I was 8 sec's per mile over.…


Added by Type2Runner on July 26, 2010 at 6:35pm — 2 Comments

End of Week 3 Marathon Training ---- HOT! HUMID!

3rd week milage: Cutback week, 22 miles. tu 3, we 5, th 3, sat 5(pace), sun 6. Total 22.

Today's Run:

3rd week in an 18 week training plan (www.halhigdon.com), a cut-back week, so long run today was only 6 miles. My goal for my second marathon october 30th is 3:50 min. That's an 8:46 average pace for the marathon, and I shoot for that on my pace days. Long slow days I usually shoot for a 9:15 average. My average today was a…


Added by Type2Runner on July 18, 2010 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Beginning Training for Second Marathon - You can become a Type 26.2 too! I'm a type 2 runner!

Starting the third week of training for my second marathon. Meant to start posting blogs before this, but stuff got in the way.

Anyway, to start: I'm a 43 year old type 2 diagnosed 5.5 years ago... and no I am not a LADA or MODY, I've been tested for both (LADA twice) and tested negative for both. I am on orals right now, metformin and glimeperide, and have low fasting insulin levels. I will be switching to a fast acting insulin (probably apidra) in early august, after my next…


Added by Type2Runner on July 12, 2010 at 4:53pm — 4 Comments

Madison Marathon - can you beat the heat? First Marathon.

My first marathon:

The 90 degree heat, the diabetes, my back, my foot, fuel ... all real or potential problems I had to deal with, did not really affect my run. My hips, something I actually work on in core workouts, are what slowed me down. So now I get to go back to the drawing board on that, but I think the answer is probably in the deep gluteal muscles and in range of motion... hello yoga!

Made it through the halfway point, which my wife was…


Added by Type2Runner on May 31, 2010 at 7:36am — 5 Comments


OK, just had my computer crash during the last session, so I get to write this again!

I was in Chicago this past weekend for the Diabetes Exercise and Sports Association (www.diabetes-exercise.org) midwest regional conference. It was held at the Northwestern Medical center in downtown Chicago. It was a rainy day, so I didn't mind missing the St. Pats day parade. The rain helped keep down the drunken factor as…


Added by Type2Runner on March 15, 2010 at 10:07am — 4 Comments

Back in the Type 2 Camp...

For the past couple of weeks I've been reevaluating my diabetes status. ...

When I was first diagnosed 5 years ago I was a non-obese with sudden onset and classic symptoms of type 1, including ketoacidosis. After having some antibody tests done and seeing an endo, the initial conclusion was that while I had no indication in the anti-body tests that I was a type 1 (or 1.5 if you prefer), I was probably in a honey moon phase and that, eventually I would show my "true colors".…


Added by Type2Runner on February 15, 2010 at 9:13am — 11 Comments

Type 2(6.2) -- Marathon Training!

I began training for my first marathon yesterday .... officially! I've been running for a little over a year now. Starting at age 42 had its challenges, but I've been lucky enough to stay pretty much healthy the whole time. Last year I raced in several 5ks, 10ks, trail races, and did a half marathon. My goal in the half was 2:00 and I came in at 1:59:49, so I was happy with that.

My first marathon will be the Madison Marathon at the end of May. Here in Wisconsin that could mean temps… Continue

Added by Type2Runner on January 27, 2010 at 8:41am — 5 Comments

A beautiful day to run: Call to arms (and legs) for type 2s.

Pre-run BG: Forgot!

Post-run BG: 128

Distance: 5 miles

AVG PACE: 9:09

It was a sunny afternoon in the mid-20s, an excellent time to run outside in Madison. I love running in cool weather. A good portion of the time here, especially when the temps are below freezing, you have to contend with sidewalk conditions. Today it would have been dangerous to run after 4pm as the snow melt on the sidewalks has started to refreeze. Its hard to see when you are moving quickly… Continue

Added by Type2Runner on January 19, 2010 at 3:27pm — 6 Comments



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