Friday, February 09, 2007
Training Update: Month 2
This is just a quick update to say that the Ironman training is going well. I am swimming, biking, and running each 3 times per week, and also including some strength training through a local fitness club's Boot Camp program. (The name "Boot Camp" is to invoke something hard! It is a mix of strength training, plyometrics, calisthenics and stretching.) I am trying to get more sleep and to eat enough, but not too much. Most of the time, I feel good. I ran the Kaiser Permanente Half-Marathon last weekend and finished in a time of 1:54, which is slower than my PR last year of 1:42 but fine given my goals for the race. (I was supposed to hold back a little more than I did but I did show some restraint!) I need to really focus on getting more quality sleep. This means I should probably spend less time online! I use trainingpeaks.com to log my training, and nutridiary.com to log my food. My diabetes is going well, generally, except for a few really nasty lows (one requiring IV D-50 in the ER for the first time in my life) that I am attributing to Symlin and increased insulin sensitivity from all of the exercise. My average on my meter is 176, which could be better, and was actually better a few days ago... I guess those super-low BGs are not being averaged in anymore! Too bad. My insulin to carb ratio is 1 unit for 17 grams and I use a correction factor of 1 unit for 80-100 mg/dL blood glucose. I am taking about 22-23 units Humalog per day with about 9 units of that being my basal insulin. I am eating on average 2200-2400 calories per day and have lost about 8 pounds. I'd like to drop another 10-15 by the end of March.