With a blood sugar of 270 I decided to go on my warmup run in hopes of lowering my blood sugar, luckily the .5 units of insulin I had on board began to work. After my warmup I was down to 212 and now worried about going to low while the race was in progress. As the race began I felt very strong and was excited to be running. My hope was to stay right around a 7:45 mile for the 5 mile race, that would put at a time of 37:25 which would be great. My realistic goal was finishing under 40 minutes, after running the first two miles in 7:25 and 7:35 respectively my last three miles were right around the 8 minute mark. My finishing time of 39:12 was under 40 minutes like I wanted but I feel I could have done better.
Finishing with a blood sugar of 91 was great but that number was not reached the way I would like, I was 91 because I took .5 units of insulin when I saw my blood sugar climbing about an hour and a half before the race. Moving forward I will pay better attention to my blood sugar and try to start my races around 200 with no active insulin. This weekend I have a 15 mile training run planned, this will be a great training run to see what I will do as far as insulin and food during races movinf forward.