Is anybody else considering running a marathon

By JaredLahti Latest Reply 2012-03-27 14:27:06 -0500
Started 2008-08-01 16:11:05 -0500

I have made the decision that I will run another marathon within the next two years. I have been given the go ahead to build up my running so I can run the San Antonio Half-Marathon this November. After that I will determine when I am going to run the full marathon. I am either going to do the Austin AT&T Marathon next February or the San Antonio Marathon in November of 2009. I ran a marathon when I was 16 years, which will be about 14 years between my first and second marathon. I was just wondering if there are any other diabetics planning on running a marathon or already ran a marathon.

7 replies

svengali35 2012-03-27 14:27:06 -0500 Report

Jared, you posted this in 2008. Did you run the marathon? I have dropped 30lbs by running between 2-3 miles every day with one day off. If you ran it or are running them Im wondering what kind of glucose you use to fuel after mile 10+ unfortunately my glucose spikes after I run and gradually drops over the next couple of hours.

JoJoCooks 2008-08-12 08:30:04 -0500 Report

I am working my way up to a possible marathon. I am doing the 5 mile diabetes walk in October and then I will build up from there. Good Luck!!

Ol Sarge
Ol Sarge 2008-08-12 02:11:27 -0500 Report

I am interested in running a marathon but have no idea how to get started. I haven't run for distance in about three years. Think the most I've run lately is about three miles. Have you got any training techniqes to help me out? Also how do you plan to deal with blood sugar highs and lows?

JaredLahti 2008-08-20 14:35:06 -0500 Report

I would say your best bet is to join your local running club and that way you can run with a group. They can help you train and build up properly. I am personally kind of a loner so I am enjoying the alone time when I am running. I just started with about 5 minutes and have built up from there. I have always had pretty strong legs so it was more of a matter of taking some pounds off and getting my oxygen back. I have added swimming to my running program to help with my stamina and my overall strength level. As far as my blood sugar goes, I have been running around with my levels below a hundred for the past two weeks. I have never felt better in my life. I will probably end up being taken off at least one of the medications they have me on. My doctor is also very supportive of me doing this (he is running the full marathon in November). I hope this advice helps. By the way I just registered to run the San Antonio Half Marathon so it is official now. Good luck in training.

Ol Sarge
Ol Sarge 2008-08-28 08:20:26 -0500 Report

Thanks for the advice and inspiration. Just what I needed to get off my sorry butt. Good Luck!!!

GabbyPA 2008-08-07 15:19:15 -0500 Report

Running is not my thing, but I am impressed and will cheer you on. That is fantastic! Right now my goal is still to work my way up to an hour 5 days a week on any kind of activity. You shall be my inspiration.

butterfly_8 2008-08-05 10:30:35 -0500 Report

I guess I am left out of the marathon. I am having alittle trouble now with walking., Due to foot complications. So I would say to you please keep running and take extra special care of your feet.
Good Luck