Sunday, April 7, 2013

Carlsbad 5000

Ran in the Carlsbad 5000 this morning. It's a very well put on event with a huge professional prize purse, especially for a local 5k. 

It was the first time I have done a race this short since July 4th, 2011. I ran about at least a minute slower than I would have liked but not everyday is fast. 

I was reminded of one thing though; redlining for twenty minutes crushes blood sugars. 

This race had a late start, 11:38 for my age group. A normal breakfast, at a normal wake up time. Woke up about 190, kept it right there until I warmed up for the race at 10:45 when I had 35gram bar. Spiked it to 245, which I thought warming up would drop but it didn't. Nerves were hitting, race was delayed because of the Amtrak (it's an odd race that is timed to the train), started. 

Happy with an even pace throughout the race. Very heavy legs during the last miles but kept pace. Here is the race file. Finished with about a 20:45 (competitor hasn't updated website). 

After finding Jamie, took my blood sugar, 355. 6 units insulin. 455 with zero food about an hour later. Ouch. Time for an injection prior to the next 5k.

From the professional race
In the next few months
Official race result, full minute slower than my PR. 


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