Hello T1 Runners. I'm training for my first halfie, and seeking some advice. My training consists of:
Monday and Wednesdays: spin class for 30 minutes average 10-15 miles
Tuesdays and Thursdays: lift weights and run 3-4 miles
Fridays: spin class or rest
Saturdays: longer runs 6-8 miles
Sundays: rest or short 3 mile run.
My dilemma: I become very insulin sensitive when I work out so I completely shut down my insulin pump (Omnipod). I wear the Dexcom to keep tabs while training. However, when I'm finished, about 10-15 minutes later my BS will skyrocket; I know this is from the adrenalin and release of cortisol. I've tried temp basals 5-10 at different times throughout my training, but always seem to bottom out. I've found some relief after my workouts by blousing anywhere from 10%-30% of what my current BG reading is - this sometimes works, but more often it doesn't.
So, does anyone have any thoughts on what I can do to keep my BG from those notorious spikes?