Has anyone here (ideally, type 1) trained for a mini-triathlon? I’ve made a personal goal to do one within the next two years or so.
Ideally, I’d do one next summer.
I’ve been type 1 for years, wear an insulin pump, and haven’t exercised as a hard-core athlete in more than a year (just had a baby and I didn’t do much at the gym before or during pregnancy.)
Where do I start? Does anyone have tips about how much they reduce a basal rate while training? Does it make a difference whether you’re running, biking or swimming? When you’re actually competing, how often do/did you check your blood sugar? And what did you eat to keep your sugars high enough during training/the actual event without crashing?
What are the best ways to train? Doing laps for the swim portion? Spin classes for the biking part? Treadmill or outdoors for the running part (particularly for someone for whom running is the hardest part?)
I would love to hear any insight!