Outdoor Run


  • 6:26 am, BG: 115, Start temp target for 30 mins
  • 6:59 am, BG: 122, Start run
    • 1 gummie @ mile 1.5
  • 7:28 am, BG: 73, End run, 0.4 U correction
  • 7:32 am, BG: 76, Suspend for shower
  • 7:39 am, BG: 72, Resume basal
  • 8:00 am, BG: 72, 30 Minutes Post Workout

This morning I went for a quick run through the neighborhood. I planned on taking it easy and keeping my heart rate* under 160 since I was a bit sore after yesterday’s run but it was a beautiful day and I got carried away a bit at the end. My watch shows my heart rate while I’m running so I like to check in periodically and see how much effort I’m putting in compared to the pace I’m going at the moment. If you have an idea of your effort level, you can have a better idea of how a workout will effect your BGs and heart rate is one measure that can help you gauge that.

Speaking of BGs mine were okay today. I had a single gummie halfway through the run when I saw my BGs dropping. I corrected at the end even though I was at the lower end of normal since I anticipated the combination of the gummie, temp target and dawn phenomenon to start bringing my BGs up again. I was pretty steady in the 70s and the spike didn’t start to hit until 8:10 or so when I had to correct again and pre-bolus for breakfast. I never aim to stay so close to 70 (generally 83 is my ideal target number) but as long as I don’t dip below 65, I’m comfortable with that.

*If you want to check your heart rate manually, find your pulse, count the number of beats in 6 seconds and then multiply that number by 10. Ex. 10 beats in 6 seconds (10 x 10) would be a heart rate of 100 beats per minute. More information on heart rate and training can be found here.

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Published by Jenny Nat


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