The marathon tomorrow – a quick update

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.

Oooh shiny!

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.

One week to go

Find out more about my Marie Curie marathon in memory of “my third grandparents”

32k, heat, teddy bears, and sugar pills

30km running distance record achieved!

23km run in a fasted, low-carb state

Running on fat without sugar

What the keto?

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