O inicio, situado a meio do pelotão, foi muito rápido durante os primeiros 15 kms, para mim sabendo que não poderia continuar ao mesmo nível com aqueles que pedalavam naqueles instantes, “pereceu” ver um “amigo” que estava parado de volta do seu pneu da frente;
O percurso rolou sempre a um ritmo avançado, durante boa parte dos kms – desde as descidas - pus a “conversa em dia” com o meu recente amigo de pedaladas, Abílio Fidalgo, tendo ambos finalizado com 2h 21min, mesmo antes da posição 90.
NOTA - A glicemia alta em jejum, o baixar para metade das unidades normais de insulina antes do pequeno-almoço calórico, o percurso num rolar “algo” elevado, para o meu normal e tudo o resto fez-me, mesmo assim, ter um valor a caminho da hipo, usual, neste tipo de provas já depois do banho.
PS - Ver foto da recordação na edição em inglês.
The low blood sugar (hipo) from the night before, anticipating a high glucose; 242 mg/dL on the morning of 17/04/2011.
In my Starbucks coffee mug "diverted" at Birmingham airport - at the time I had a job that make me travel around Europe - I served my milk with coffee and my "regular" breakfast of competition day, together with bread and jam, juice fruit - 100% of the packet - and even some bits on cookies, in Portugal they called “Maria”, as every genuine Portuguese women - I’m joking!!!
No so normal, I arrived early in all aspects, a little guessing what would be the event...
The beginning, located in the middle of the group, was very fast during the first 15 kms, to me, knowing I couldn’t continue on the same level with those who I intented to follow, on a specific moment I "perished" I saw a "friend" who was standing back from is front tire;
Hey mate, "Miguel" it's everything ok?
Yes, it’s a hole, I'm getting into "anti-hole" but this doesn't seem to be working...
I’ve a pump, want some air? (On last resort he agreed, on the forced stop, I had already gotten a bit of “caloric” gel into my mouth).
Me and "Miguel" around back on the tire, only when we stand over, noting that he was not able to continue, I realize that it was not "my" friend Miguel. MTB "it’s not what it seems”, sun glasses and helmets looks like swimming caps.
I apologized and went down one some tracks that provided a quick ride ending on a passing small river preceding the "only" rising around 45kms from this half Marathon.
In only supply zone I ate bananas, oranges quarters, one of my cereal bar, plus a "kiss" in the “caloric” gel, H2O and I leave!
At some point I stop to taken some photos from the larger landscape of the route, noting that I would ending early without a declared low blood sugar (hypo).
The course always rolled fast, during much of the kms I "catch up" with my recent cycling friend, Abílio Fidalgo, we both finished with 2h 21min, right before 90th position.
Haven’t felt signs of low blood sugar, after taking my bath, packing everything in the car, I get 89 mg/dL the hypo was a matter of minutes.
NOTE - A high glycemia in the morning, lowing to half the normal units of insulin before a caloric breakfast, rolled in a “something” fast manner and everything else, I getting a value in the way to a hypo, that sometimes appear after I bath.
PS - Souvenir from Alcains 2011 Marathon, only the cheese!