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I ran until 33 weeks (out of 40) pregnant, only about 8-12 miles a week near the end. Then I did a whole lot of nothing for the next 7 weeks. I've been walking again about 30-35 min. a day since the baby was born, and feeling great. Yesterday, I walked for 30 minutes and ran one slow mile. Today I am 10 days post partum.<br><br>
Anyhoo, there's a 5k I am interested in on May 9, about 6 weeks post partum, that I'd really like to do. Our local running club teams up with inmates at the local prison and run a 5k together around the prison yard.<br><br>
Can I get 5k ready in the next 4 and a half weeks, if I am feeling good?
 

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I wouldn't race it... but I don't see why you couldn't run it.<br><br>
***Disclaimer: I've never procreated. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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if it had been *me* post-partum, I'm sure that my uterus would have been dragging along the pavement<br><br><br>
but since you're already in shape...maybe entering the event [not running to RACE it] will work for you and your uterus<br><br>
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You could always walk it or Gallowalk it if at that point you aren't feeling like running yet.<br><br>
That sounds like a very cool event.<br><br>
Great job to you for staying so active during your pregnancy, and getting right back to it!
 

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hard to answer. Childbirth affects everyone differently. I ran the entire 40 weeks with my second pregnancy and it took 3 months for me to run again. I tried earlier, but it felt like my guts were going to break through my abdomen, it took another 9 months to race a 5k. On a long run. I met a woman that ran a marathon 5 weeks postpartum of her 4th kid. The thing is, I don't think I was necessarily whimpy, we are all just different. However, that woman <img alt="notworthy.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/notworthy.gif">
 

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Everyone's different. It took me at least 12 weeks to be able to start thinking about getting this pooch off me, I was a c-section though, and the incision was extremely painful.<br><br>
I would say just listen to your body and don't race it.
 

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No.<br><br>
Don't do it.<br><br>
I don't think there is enough benefit to outweigh the potential risk/injury/damage you could get from racing this soon.
 

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You have been running and walking and exercising very well since you had the baby (um, we need more pics, btw) and i think if you took it easy and ran/walked it, i think you should be fine.
 

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Ya did it!!!
 
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