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Running in Pregnancy

Below is a collection of experiences from women who have run half, full or ultra-marathons pregnant.

 If you would like to contribute, contact me at sealegsgirlblog@gmail.com.

Otherwise, I hope you find the information useful. Best wishes for a happy & healthy pregnancy! (click on the table to enlarge)



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm 9wks into my 1st pregnancy.I've run a lot for the past 9yrs,including 7 ultras.1 (56km)at 3wks into pregnany in 5:30. I didn't realize I was pregnant at the time.I'm just getting so slow,so fast and I'm only at 9wks.Ran a 21km this wkend in 2:09.My previous was 1:48. I'm finding this very frustrating. My plan/goal is to run my 3rd comrades(89km) 6&a half mths after the baby is born,so feel like i should keep fit for the nxt 7mths. Am i on the right track by trying to do as much as i were,but just slower? Were you also going slower during pregnancy?

Tcongemi said...

Hey fellow runner!


The email address is not working so I hope my comment finds you.

I stumbled across your blog doing some of my own research. My name is Tara, I'm a 30yr old Jersey girl and am just about 13 weeks pregnant and have not stopped running.

I found out I was pregnant Mid April of this year and since time of conception I have ran 2 10ks, 3 Half Marathon's, 1 Marathon and 1 UltraTrail 50K. I am due on December 21 2013 and have every intention of running the NYC Marathon (body willing). I will be just about 33 weeks at that point.

The only thing I can say about running preggo is I am more thirsty! which in turn makes me have to use a portajohn more often. I will admit I haven't cared too much on time (no garmin) but i end up pacing my normal pace anyway. I stopped wearing the pace'er bc if for whatever reason i physically cant run and need to slow down, i want to save myself the "disappointment'.

I will be the first to admit, although I am happy being a mom-to-be, i was almost resentful about NYC Marathon bc it was going to be my PR and how now my chance to PR it is reduced. And there are definitely those who have claimed all my goals 'wishful thinking' and have even called me selfish, but I say, GO SCRATCH... I started researching preggo runners and have clearly gotten inspired and will run as long as my body allows me to.

I train a lot in NYC and NJ and the only suggestion my midwife made for me what to get more of a stability shoe for balance, but not bc im going to fall on my belly, she said my balance will be slightly off and who wants a rolled ankle while preggo! (one of the many reasons i love her!)

anyway, if you end up starting a preggo marathon group forum count me in! One of my best childhood friends is a preggo marathoner too (due 2 weeks before me) and is also registered for NYC. I know she would love to join!

I look forward to hearing from you soon! If not, HAPPY RUNNING!!

Have a great day!

TaraLynn

Tcongemi said...

Hey fellow runner!

I hope this comment finds you well. the email address provided isn't working for me.

I stumbled across your blog doing some of my own research. My name is Tara, I'm a 30yr old Jersey girl and am just about 13 weeks pregnant and have not stopped running.

I found out I was pregnant Mid April of this year and since time of conception I have ran 2 10ks, 3 Half Marathon's, 1 Marathon and 1 UltraTrail 50K. I am due on December 21 2013 and have every intention of running the NYC Marathon (body willing). I will be just about 33 weeks at that point.

The only thing I can say about running preggo is I am more thirsty! which in turn makes me have to use a portajohn more often. I will admit I haven't cared too much on time (no garmin) but i end up pacing my normal pace anyway. I stopped wearing the pace'er bc if for whatever reason i physically cant run and need to slow down, i want to save myself the "disappointment'.

I will be the first to admit, although I am happy being a mom-to-be, i was almost resentful about NYC Marathon bc it was going to be my PR and how now my chance to PR it is reduced. And there are definitely those who have claimed all my goals 'wishful thinking' and have even called me selfish, but I say, GO SCRATCH... I started researching preggo runners and have clearly gotten inspired and will run as long as my body allows me to.

I train a lot in NYC and NJ and the only suggestion my midwife made for me what to get more of a stability shoe for balance, but not bc im going to fall on my belly, she said my balance will be slightly off and who wants a rolled ankle while preggo! (one of the many reasons i love her!)

anyway, if you end up starting a preggo marathon group forum count me in! One of my best childhood friends is a preggo marathoner too (due 2 weeks before me) and is also registered for NYC. I know she would love to join!

I look forward to hearing from you soon! If not, HAPPY RUNNING!!

Have a great day!

TaraLynn