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I wasn't sure what to expect today. My last race was the Chicago Marathon on October 22nd. Since then I've been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and troubled with peroneal tendonitis for months as well as some groin problems. I finally had to stop running in January and it wasn't until late March that I began to run again. I actually ran 0 miles in the month of February.<br><br>
I wasn't exactly gung ho for the race today. I was unsure of how my blood sugar would react under race conditions - before, during and after the race. I also don't like running in races when I'm not in top form. But I treated today as a blood sugar test and dragged my butt out there. I've also had some issues with my groin lately.<br><br>
Surprisingly, I felt real good when I got out there today. I had taken some Advil which I think alleviated the problems with my groin. I got up pretty close to the front to start and was surprised with the lack of crowds and fast dudes at the front. I started much too fast, running a mile faster than I have since last September. I thought I was dead at this point. No way could I string 12 more miles like this together. I was right, I couldn't. But I didn't fold either. Temps were on the warm side at times, but not too bad when running into the stiff wind.<br><br>
I steadily passed people for the first 10 miles and then slowed a bit, but didn't get swallowed up by crowds of runners.<br><br>
My splits were as follows:<br>
Mile 1 6:41<br>
Mile 2 7:07<br>
Mile 3 6:49<br>
Mile 4 6:53<br>
Mile 5 6:48<br>
Mile 6 6:55<br>
Mile 7 6:57<br>
Mile 8 6:55<br>
Mile 9 7:01<br>
Mile 10 6:57<br>
Mile 11 7:20 (oops)<br>
Mile 12-13.1 14:45 (about a 7:01 avg)<br><br>
Final time 1:31:05<br><br>
Even though I ran a marathon just over 6 months ago at a faster pace - but considering everything, I'm really happy.
 

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Great job Notey! Looks like you're not going to let diabetes slow you down one bit! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Very impressive time, especially since you went in feeling undertrained. How was your sugar throughout the race? What did you learn from it?
 

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Nice work! I am so happy for you that you were able to go out and do well!
 

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Good job of slowing back down and staying within yourself. Sounds like the only thing you DON'T have is housemaid's knee!!
 

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Welcome back Notey! Glad the race went well for you and that you sound pleased with it.
 

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<img alt="hello2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/hello2.gif"><img alt="hello2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/hello2.gif"><img alt="hello2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/hello2.gif"> yeah Notey!!!!<br>
I am so glad you finished the race, and finished strong. Those look like some great times to me <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Wow with "no" training and not feeling well...that is the awesomest blood sugar test 1/2 marathon time I have ever seen!!!<br><br>
WTG Notey!
 

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Excellent job! You were flying! You are definitely 'back'! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I've seen you say that you want to run this race in the past. Any particular reason for wanting to do this one? It's cool that it's run to honor Massachusetts law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty and all, but of all the races around the country, I'm curious why this one stands out.<br><br>
Thanks to everyone for their kind words.
 

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Great run, Notey!<br><br>
The dean of Vanderbilt Medical School has Type 1 diabetes and runs. I once went on a group run with him, and he talked about running back before they had the instnat finger stick tests. He ran a marathon where a friend drew blood at the beginning, middle and end of the race. It took awhile before they learned what he needed to do. Now he eats two at the end of every mile, saving his favorite flavor for last.
 

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Wow, that's pretty impressive considering everything you're dealing with physically right now. Give yourself credit for doing as well as you did--I know we're all hard on ourselves when we've "done better" but I give you all the credit in the world for just going out there.<br><br>
So what did you learn as far as differing needs during the race, if there are any? How was your sugar afterwards?
 

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My blood sugar was a little low at the end, but nothing to worry about. If I had run further it may have become an issue. It dropped from 95 to 72 during the race. I was worried that it would increase during the race from adrenaline and not drop because I don't use much basal insulin and had no fast acting insulin in my system. At least I know I don't spike during a race now.
 

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Great job, Notey. Excellent sugar management and times faster than I can imagine <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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