I am 53 years old and Type 1 for ~15 years. I wear the Omnipod and Dexcom CGM (which fails constantly during my runs, but that’s another topic…).
About three years ago, I decided to train for my first marathon ever. I hired a personal running coach who helped me achieve my goal to qualify for the Boston Marathon AT the 2015 Boston Marathon. Since then, I have run one other marathon (3:39) and will be running Boston again next month. I’ve completed ten halfs, with a personal best of 1:36, and many other 5K, 10K, and other distance races. I am having the time of my life, and am improving with each race. I was asked to join a racing team, and am so excited about the possibilities. I love my running coach, but he is not well versed in diabetes and I also feel that we’re at the point of diminishing returns. I would love to find a coach who can help me reach my full running potential, and that means helping me manage my diabetes as best as possible in addition to working with me on a daily training plan. I have done quite a bit of research and can’t seem to find anyone who fits this profile. I’m sure there are qualified people out there. Any recommendations?
Thank you in advance!