As a diabetic I’m not really sure what to expect. I will go in to the test with the pump all but shut down. I want very little insulin going in while I take the test. I’d like to have a blood sugar around 150 when I begin the test. The test will last 15 minutes at the most but it’s the all-out effort that worries me diabetes wise. From past workouts I have a feeling once I begin my blood sugar will free fall. From prior short sprint workouts I believe I will be around 90 when I finish the test. That is in a perfect world, things can and will change. Somehow I’m going to have to put all that worry away while I take the test, the last thing I want is to be worrying about my blood sugar when my lungs are burning and I can’t breathe.
I’m not sure how I have gotten to this point but I now enjoy beating up my body. The pain from exercise pumps me up, the adrenaline starts taking over and I can take it to another level. We will find out on Tuesday if I’m all talk or if I’m making strides towards becoming a real “athlete” Below is a chart that shows where the VO2 results should be for the average person to the extreme professional athlete. I’m hoping for a number somewhere around 55. I’d like to be at 60 though. I have also included a video which shows the last part of the test. Enjoy and be sure to come back Tuesday for results, pictures and video.