First of all – thank you so much to everyone who has helped me raise money for Marie Curie by sponsoring me on my marathon run on 6th May. I am overwhelmed by the support and kind words – and the very generous anonymous donations too – thank you – whoever you are!!
The experiment has begun. I’ll write more after the marathon – when I will be able to tell you if I was able to complete the race using the protocol, along with all the details. In the meantime, here is a quick update.
10th May 2019 update: see A marathon – just add sugar
I ran the “MK Rocket 5k” this morning (the MK marathon is tomorrow and starts at 10am). I didn’t aim for speed – not wanting to put pressure on the day before the marathon but yet I was pleased with my result of 25:57. I did this of course, in a fasted state with no sugar as usual – I felt fantastic at the end of the race and all went well.
My blood sugars and ketones are exactly as planned – in fact better than expected!
Fasting ketones planned values: 3-4 mmol/L. Actual 3.8 mmol/L – spot on!
Fasting blood glucose planned around 3.5 mmol/L. Actual 3.8 mmol/L – perfect!
Yes, it is a coincidence the ketones and glucose are the same!
Some have asked why this chart looks odd and jagged – it’s because there are two readings taken each day – morning (fasted) and evening (reference). I’ll make a clearer one later in the summary.
So – on with the show tomorrow! I’ll check back in as soon as I can.
It’s not long now until my marathon weekend on 5th/6th May. Please help raise money for Marie Curie by sponsoring my first marathon in memory of “my third grandparents”.