Indoor Track Run
- 4:30 am, BG: 121
- 5:10 am, BG: 130, Start running, Set temp target (reduced basal)
- 5:45 am, BG: 127, Finish running, End temp target (reduced basal)
- 6:00 am, BG: 122, Finish workout
- 6:30 am, BG: 134, 30 Minutes Post Workout*
On today’s training plan was a 3 mile flat run and abs. I went to the indoor track because I couldn’t stand the thought of running hills on my sore legs and it was still dark and too early to run any of the flat trail paths near me. Today’s run was slow as molasses, which is to be expected as I’m still recovering from the “torture” I put my body through last Sunday. It felt good considering the circumstances. If you’ve ever heard of or experienced a “flow state”, it was kind of like that while being in pain at the same time. I’ve heard some runners describe this feeling as “suffer flow” which makes perfect sense in my mind.
The ab set today was pretty simple: 3 x 30 seconds of: planks, boat hold with 16 lb weight and side plank dips (each side). Then a hollow body hold until failure.
BGs were a little high but steady today so no complaints. I debated setting the temp target or not today and decided I would rather be safe than sorry (high BGs rather than low). I did drift a little higher after the workout, but not out of range and was able to correct. Not every day will be perfect but you can monitor and make small adjustments for greater control. This does get easier with time and learning how your body reacts to food, workouts and insulin!
*You can see the dawn phenomenon and effect of the reduced basal kicking in here. I did do a BG correction around 6:35 am to prevent my BGs from going too high post workout.
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