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.

3 comments:

Scott K. Johnson said...

Way to go on the training! Sounds like you are doing great.

Hopefully you can get a handle on those lows. With all the variables in there, sometimes the best you can do is to just roll with the punches!

Shane and Becca said...

Woah, if you are doing all those things 3 times a week....that's a lot of exercise! GO ANNE! You are going to be rock solid the next time I see you!

Anne said...

Thanks. I have had fewer lows now that I've cut back on Symlin a bit. I am now taking half the dose (5 units, or 30 ug). Although, I did wake up with a BG of 30 the other night. I need to buy some more Dexcom sensors...