The good news is I have a ton of experience running and biking on the course that I will be racing on Sunday. Today after work I decided to take the bike out and take an easy ride around the course to familiarize myself with the course. This may sound a little crazy but I wanted to see where I could really push it and I also wanted to get an idea of the wind. Racing so close to the ocean a nice breeze will be present on Sunday, knowing that I need to know where I can use the wind to my advantage and where I will have to fight the head wind. It was relaxing to ride the course at a comfortable pace. Tomorrow however it will be a race like ride, my goal is to finish the 14 mile route in 40 to 41 minutes, that would be around 21mph which should put me in a good spot heading in to the final 5k. My goal is to be in the top three for my age group, to do that I need to run my two 5ks at 22 minutes a piece. I feel the bike will help me close the gap on the leaders though.
As far as the diabetes go the duathlon will be interesting. I will be setting a temp basal of 19% an hour before the race. Today I set a 29% temp basal at 10am I rode 1pm, I had a blood sugar of 57 at 1130 though. I was active all morning but today put a little fear in me. Should I lower my temp basal rate or was today just a low day. That is what tomorrow is for, I will treat tomorrow like a race and the last thing I want is to delay my training because of a low. It's funny after five years of tweaking temp basal rates to run or bike you would think I'd have it all figured out. I don't and I love that, I love the challenge that each day brings!!