Lately a few of my cycling friends have been asking what my plans are for racing this fall. I have two half marathons that I'm signed up for, one in September and one in the middle of October. After that I don't know what my plan is, when I tell this to people they ask of I would be interested in cyclocross. Cyclocross is a combination of cycling and running that is held on a grass track, it usually turns in to a very muddy race. I have become interested as of late, I mean why wouldn't I? Cycling and running in one event, it doesn't get much better.
My only concern is getting a bike and finding the time to train and race. Luckily I have a great local bike shop and the owner which is very knowledgeable and always willing to help or teach. The next step is to have a conversation with him and see what I have to do to try out cyclocross.
As always my main concern is my diabetes. How will it affect my blood sugars and what will I need to do before the race as far as a temp basal. I need a little bit of help from diabetics that have or currently compete in cyclocross, where do I start and how difficult is cyclocross for a diabetic?