Ten minutes before the race my blood sugar was at 181, I couldn't have asked for a better blood sugar. I had suspended my pump twenty minutes before and was ready to race. As the gun sounded I did my best to find a good position in the field so I could quickly settle in to my race plan. I wanted to be at a 8 minute pace for the first three miles, and then finish around a 7:30 pace. My first mile came in at 7:47 which I was very happy with, I was finally able to relax and start with a time that didn't take to much out of me. Mile 2 would come in at eight minutes and mile three at 8:09, I was right where I wanted to be and I was feeling great. I hit the four mile marker at 31:12, the last mile I would push and hope to finish right around 38:40. A decent head wind was more challenging than I had thought and I would finish in a time of 38:47. I was happy and was feeling tired after the race. I walked back to my car with a smile but was exhausted, I figured it was from finally knowing how to run a race but something was off. Once at my car I quickly grabbed my meter and was shocked to see a blood sugar of 54!! I felt like I was 80, I quickly grabbed a Powerade and a Powerbar to fix the low.
It was a great day but a blood sugar of 54 after the race has me upset. I'm better than that, I need to adjust as a diabetic to my new running style. Next week is a new race and a chance to make up for the low post run I had today.