Running Indoor Track
- 4:45 am, BG: 168
- 5:08 am, BG: 154, Start running
- 5:38 am, BG: 155
- 6:00 am, BG: 147, Finish running
- 6:30 am, BG: 160, 30 Minutes Post Workout
On today’s training plan I had a 5 mile easy run. I felt a bit sluggish after my rest day yesterday and thought about cutting my run early after mile two. I decided to do just one more mile. When I finished mile three, I started to find my rhythm and cruised through the last two. Easy pace again today as I taper down for my race. Blood sugar was very stable but higher than I like it. I did give myself a correction at 6:30 am when I realized the dawn phenomenon was stronger than any potential post workout drop this morning.
One of my favorite things to tell new runners is how much I used to hate running growing up. Even now, I still hate the first 1-3 miles of my run most of the time. Usually, if I keep going, the later miles are where things start to flow and feel good. If you hate running too, I recommend slowing down (walk if you need to) and trying to run just a little longer in the beginning.
You may find that you just never gave yourself the opportunity to warm up enough to get to the part of the run that you enjoy. 🙂
*The content on this site is not intended to be medical advice. Always consult your doctor before beginning a fitness regimen or adjusting your diabetes management strategy.