Does anyone know of any pregnancy running programs? I want to continue with my running and stay healthy during my pregnancy. I was just curious if anyone was running while preggers and what they were following.
Bikegrl-- You can continue whatever you were doing prior to pregnancy. Jus don't try to increase as quickly in amount of time and keep your heartrate a little lower. The big thing is to eat healthfully and remember not to "eat for two". In the 1st trimester you only need a surplus of 100-300 calories/day for healthy growth.
i was doing about 15-20 miles a week before my PF appeared in late Sept/October. Since then I haven't run but kept up with the "time" on my stationary bike. I would love to do just 10 a week to keep me sane.
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You should be fine with that if you have been keeping the "time" up. Just monitor your heart rate and don't go hard when you run. Try to enjoy running for what it is during this time and don't go trying for PR's. The body is amazing and we women were meant to have babies. Your body will tell you when enough is enough...
I am just afraid of losing all of my base (it's not much but still) since I was going to start my HM or M training this month. I"m looking at #4 coming in August so that would give me plenty of time to get ready for Cleveland the following May.<br><br>
I really love running and I just am not ready to give it up.
If it makes you feel better, I am going off birth control in February and I have a 1/2 ironman in Aug. I could feasibly be 6 months preggo when I do it. I really think a lot of women today freak out about pregnancy waaaaay more than they need to. We were designed to make babies. I would say in your case to start by substituting one bike ride a day with an eeeeasy run for the same amount of time. Then in like 2 weeks substitute a second one.....etc.
My limited reading on the subject said that basic fitness exercizes are great, but once you get into distance and endurance athletics like the marathon you're starting to run some risks, mostly from increased body temp and its effect on the fetus.<br><br>
I'd say this is a question for your doc. I wouldn't trust anonamous posters with info that would directly affect my baby's health.
If you will kindly reread what I wrote....I did not encourage her to TRAIN FOR A MARATHON or to increase her training AT ALL! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/roll_eyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll_eyes"> Nowhere were endurance athletics or distance mentioned for her.<br><br><br>
Bikegrl knows my qualificaions and we have spoken about running topics more than once on this forum.
Wait a minute...you are pregnant? Did I miss an announcement? Apparently the joining WW thing worked? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"><br><br>
Just listen to your body. You wernt doing any crazy distances before getting pregnant so you should be able to continue just fine. If you start having trouble just modify your workouts.
Nikki, when I got pregnant, I was running 6M daily with 1 or 2 rest days/week. It was TM running and at the time I had never raced, so I had no specific program.<br>
That was one of my first questions to my doc.<br>
She asked me immediately how long I had been running, how often, how far and how fast. Based on my answers, she told me to always keep my HR under 150 (I had just turned 32) because the fetal HR is always way higher than ours (too long ago and too little knowledge in the subject to remember how much).<br>
It was about the same time of the year (December) and I ended up hibernating during the winter months in Boston. Then when I came back to working out in June, I opted out of running and did a lot of power walking.<br>
Becka ran her entire pregnancy. You may want to e-mail her (use myspace if you don't have her address). She was already an advanced runner, but I am sure she read a lot on this subject.<br>
Bottom line is, check around, ask your doctor and use common sense.
Nikki..I was not a runner when I was pregnant but I was teaching aerobics at the gym.. My doctor told me it was fineo continue what I was doing but not to increase my activity level. She aslo suggested I train with a HR monitor and to keep my HR below 150 at all times...preferably in the 135...with Liam I trained right into my 9th month...but stopped the high impact aerobics and taught only step classes from month 7 on as the high impact stuff was giving my pain in my groin area..probably from all those ligaments stretching<br><br>
I think it is worth it for you to simply ask your doctor what she recommends <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
Actually, the HR thing is believed by many to be overly conservative. My OB said as long as I was healthy, I could do the same level exercise/running pregnant as I did before pregnancy as long as I felt up to it. I continued to run as I felt without monitoring hr through seven months on both pregnancies. I have two healthy children. YMMV.<br><br><br><br>
I did slow down and run less in the first trimester b/c I was so tired, then picked up again 2nd trimester. Then third trimester I waaay slowed down until I became a slug.