- My Mid-September half-marathon, with another PB and a lot of pain
- My change to an insulin pump in mid October and the quite profound change on some training habits that it’s helped with. This is going to wait for another time as I think it’s going to be a bit longer than I thought.
Number 193, "flying" off the start, elbows out in the bunch. The guy to my left in the blue took off and I then passed hom later, blowing at the side of the road.
Another random photo JDRF vest on full display
Final time 1:42:58, overall position 160th of 529, so top 30% overall and 32nd of 63 in my age group. But most important of all – a PB. Time without BG testing, would have been nearer the 1:40 mark.
Pace profile below shows just how much that 4km into the wind took it out of me. I'd split this into sections with target paces for each. You can see by the HR that I'm not taking it easy, average HR of 165 for over 90 mins is about as much as I can manage.
Photo of “team Highfield” a bunch of other folks also running for the school
BG at the end was up to 10.8 with the adrenaline, and spiked up to 13.8 half an hour later and then 15.5 at +60 minutes. I resisted the urge to compensate, waiting for the inevitable fall. Post race lunch had 15g carbs, and as I was still high at 9.0 I gave a correction there and almost overdid it, coming down to 4.3 2 hours after lunch, which really goes to show the delayed hypo potential is pretty real.