Yesterday I ran my last long training run before the first Half Marathon of my life.
I think I am really ready and I definitely cannot wait to run this race I am waiting since at least 3 months.
Even though feeling were good, Even though I ate sufficiently two hours before running to avoid THE danger, I experienced another hypoglycemia crisis, luckily an easy one, at the ninth kilometer of the training session.
This time, as I said I had the chance to incur in a manageable Hypo-crisis. I just felt somewhere inside me something different, a kid of foggy feeling, but this time I could put one foot after the other.
As a matter of fact this time I did not stop running (Crazy me! Please don’t follow my stupid example). I kept going forward, obviously reducing my pace, because I had the feeling this was a light one and I immediately swallowed both glucose packs I had in my pocket.
After that I had to run almost 300/400 meters to feel the glucose of gel packs getting in my system. One kilometer later I increase again my pace and I clearly felt almost all right. 1,500 meters after the glucose doses I completely forgot the crisis and I started running again as I was doing before the hypoglycemia.
Eighteen kilometers were tough… but now I know I can run the Half Marathon.
If only all hypoglycemia crisis were easy like that!