I'm curious to know everyone's experiences with and reactions to aerobic vs anaerobic exercise. Back story here is that over the winter I have been spinning to keep my fitness up over the off season. Depending on the day I may do a long light spin to just put base miles on. This is pretty easy to manage. Twice a week, I will spin to the +The Sufferfest
videos. These are very intense interval training videos. At the start of winter I had been carbing up before spinning to get my BG at 150-180 before I start. Generally my BG would start to gone down 35 minutes in and is generally at 80-120 after the spin. Usually it will go up a bit after and I need to keep an eye on it and bolus a unit of two to keep it in check. The past few times spinning I've started at that 150-180 range and my BG has ended up staying the same or like today it went up. This is odd because I haven't change anything in my routine. I know that anaerobic exercise will increase my BG, but I've never really had this happen much before. Maybe I'm just working harder?
So my question is, do you find that your BG goes up after an intense workout? If so what do you do to manage and track it. How do you know what's intense enough to be anaerobic? Are there any cyclists out there that are having the same issue as me? Any insight +Chris McGovern
, +Brian Foster
or +James Glasspool
Thanks for your insight!