2/14/2020-Taper Turnover



  • 4:45 pm,   BG: 87, Set temp target (reduced basal)
  • 5:00 pm,   BG: 90, Start workout
  • 5:15 pm, BG: 90
  • 5:30 pm, BG: 82, 1g carb
  • 5:45 pm,   BG: 89, Finish workout (start normal basal)
  • 6:15 pm,   BG: 113,   30 Minutes Post Workout

On today’s training plan was an easy 15 minute cycle block and a bit of upper body strength. Being two days out from race day, I just wanted to get the blood flowing and work on quick turnover on the indoor bike. It was also a great kick off to my Valentine’s Day date with Marty who joined me at the gym (and PR’d his barbell bench press)! ❤

My BGs were exactly where I like to see them normally* but were a bit low to start a cardio workout, even a short one. I pretty much went straight from work to the gym so I only reduced my basal 15 minutes prior and made sure I had bananas ready to go just in case. I also had a heavy protein lunch around 1:00 pm so I knew that would also help keep me steady. After cycling, in the middle of my strength set, I saw I was trending down slightly so I ate 1 slice of dried banana (roughly 1 g carb). After the workout, I saw I was trending up again so I ended my temp basal and let everything even out again.


  • Cycle 15 mins: 15 x 30 seconds 100+ rpm/30 seconds easy
  • 5 x 8 each Barbell Bicep curls (@ 30 lbs) and Barbell Bench Press (@ 75-95 lbs)

*I know that 87 is the lower end of normal and might seem scary for some but in my opinion, it is a perfect number for me. You should work with your doctor to determine your own ideal target range. #LetMeBe83

*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.

Published by Jenny Nat


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