Duathlons seem to be created for me, I'm an average runner but the shorter distance bike ride is my specialty. I have yet to do any real duathlon training but will occasionally run after a bike ride. I will obviously train a little more in the coming weeks, but I'm not sure if I should ride the bike portion like a time trial. If I do so I feel that I won't have enough in the tank to run the last 5k. Luckily Leanne knows a local duathlete (not sure if that is what they're called) I'm hoping to pick his brain a bit before the race.
Last but not least is the diabetes and blood sugar concern. I'm a little nervous that if I set a 9% temp basal an hour before the race I will be to high when the bike portion of the race starts. If I bump up my temp basal to 25% I may be to low after the bike portion, I have a history of my blood sugar dropping very quickly when on the bike. I will definitely play with my temp basal percentage to find the exact number to be able to race with a blood sugar between 130 and 200. As always if anyone has any experience with duathlons or suggestions I welcome your advice.