Blog changes

Thanks to everyone who followed Training Because I Can! over the last nine years. This blog started with Addison's Disease, hypothyroidism and a crazy idea of doing an Ironman distance triathlon. My life has changed and so has this blog. I am using this blog strictly for Addison's Support topics from here on out. I hope to continue providing people with hints for living life well with adrenal insufficiency.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

10 days until the NYC Marathon! The Plan...


Thursday, November 1 & Friday November 2: 30 mg hydrocortisone divided 10-10-5-5, 12.5 mg DHEA & .05 mcg Florinef. Good hydration!


Saturday, November 3: 35 mg hydrocortisone divided 10-10-10-5, 18 mg DHEA & .05 mcg Florinef. Good hydration!

November 4, NYC Marathon day:
  • 10 mg HC & .1 mg Florinef upon awakening (5:00 am)
  • Drink 1Q Gatorade early
  • Eat usual breakfast and drink coffee
  • 5 mg HC at 6:30 am (race at 9:45 am)
  • 2.5 mg Prednisone HC at 9:00 am
  • 2.5 mg HC 11, 12, 1
  • 10 mg HC at 2 pm
  • Gatorade and/or water every 10 minutes
  • TOTAL (approximate) HC=42.5 mg HC or equivalent. I will probably end up taking more but this is the bare bones of the plan.

Post Marathon:
  • Drink water
  • Drink champagne
  • Drink margaritas
  • Drink Gatorade

1st day post marathon:
  • 30 mg HC & .05 mcg Florinef

From here on out:
  • Decrease Florinef back to .025
  • Decrease HC slowly back to 20 mg HC
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