My big races are in:
So I'm trying to figure out how to time a future pregnancy, so I'm not too pregnant on race day.
Bad Ass Mother Runner
Yep. I was TTC for 5-6 mos and did a race a month while trying, PR'ed a 10k, then a half, and then a 5k when I was 3.5 weeks preggo. Then while pregnant I ran a half at 21 weeks or so and a 10k at 36.5 weeks. There are no guarantees with getting pregnant, so I chose to just live my life and adjust if/when I got pregnant.
5k - 22:56 10k - 46:13 HM - 1:45:39 FM - 4:04:20
Rock it CARG! I plan to race preggers, just not gonna go for PRs.
The only race I PR'ed while pregnant was the 5k, and I didn't even know it at the time! I would totally not try to PR while pregnant, but racing is still super fun, and it's fun to see the looks you get when you pass people
beskirted & manicured
I ran a 5K, 10K, 30K, and marathon while pregnant.
The 5K was at 39 weeks and 3 days.
5K - 24:10 | 8K - 40:41 | 10K - 51:40.6 | HM - 1:51:10 | 30K - 2:48:56 | Marathon - 4:10:28
I'm small peanuts compared to other runners here, but I've run 3 real 5ks and participated in one non-timed 5k length fun run. I'm 21 weeks now.
While TTC I ran a 10 miler and HM trail races and did not scale back my pace or effort. After becoming PG I ran a half marathon at 10weeks, a 10k at 16weeks, and a marathon realy leg at 18weeks and a 5k at 20weeks. I gave them all a good effort but wasnt trying to PR. I ran comfortably up until 23 weeks then I had too many walk breaks and it was not longer enjoyable.
Best advice listen to your body and dont over do it.
I raced a 5k when I was 4 weeks pregnant, but didn't know. I was about a min off my PR, so when I was SUPER tired the next day after running my usual 12 miler I decided to POAS I ran another 5k at about half marathon pace at 8 weeks. I was trying to keep it a secret from friends, so I pushed it enough not to raise any eyebrows.
After that I ran the following, all at my usual easy pace or slower:
13 weeks - Half Marathon
17 weeks - 6 miles of a marathon relay
20 weeks - 10K
23 weeks - 5 mile
I'm still running up to 3 miles now at 34 weeks, and if it wasn't winter with very few races around, I'd probably still run a few 5ks. I'm due at the end of March so I may fit in a 5k if I'm still pregnant.
I was actually training for the Chicago marathon when I got pregnant. I was still 12 weeks from race day when I found out so I decided not to run it. I may have tried if it was closer and I had gotten more long runs in, but with the heat of the summer and first tri fatigue/nausea I just couldn't put the training in.
We weren't trying to get pregnant, but I agree with CA. You never know how long it's going to take so I probably wouldn't try planning my life/races around when I thought I might get pregnant.
PRs: 5k - 22:29, half marathon - 1:47:39
Just ran a 5k on Saturday. I'm 29 weeks pregnant. My pace was 12:15/mi, so no chance of any PRs for that race, but that wasn't the purpose of that race for me. It was fun, and having a race on the calendar helps me to keep training. I loved all the encouragement and cheers, even from strangers. Races give me a boost to keep going.
I did a 5k at 9 weeks along, and made a PR for that race.
Did a 5k at 23 weeks along, too, but had slowed down significantly by that point.
I have another 5k on the calendar for 34 weeks, and I plan on walking some of that race. I also have a sprint triathlon planned for 37 weeks, but I'm not sure how ambitious I'll be at that point.
No longer-distance races, because I was coming off an injury when I got pregnant, so I didn't have time to rebuild. At least I'm keeping up with my 5ks! Good luck to you!
I'm almost 38 weeks with #2. I ran 2 5Ks very early in my pregnancy, one before I knew and one just after I found out. I almost broke my PR in both those races (one I missed by less than a minute!). I didn't run another race until my half marathon at 20 weeks. I didn't want to race and I wasn't running well enough in the first trimester to race. But as I got a bit further along, I still needed a race to train for to keep my motivation. I was amazed at how awesome I felt for about two-thirds of my half and the last two or three miles were terrible. But it was an awesome experience and I'm glad I did it. My running ability went downhill pretty quick after my half and I stopped 30 weeks because my pelvis was very painful. Now unfortunately I'm almost to the point of stopping the exercise all together. But I know the running I did will help me with recovery and getting back out there again!
I ran a half marathon at 13 weeks, an 8k at 15 weeks, and a 5k at 20ish weeks. I ran until my due date, but after about 20 weeks I had lots of walking breaks and pit stops (bladder pressure!) and had to carry water.
I'll be running my first full, the Richmond Marathon on November 16, 2013!
Just wanted to follow up. I did, indeed, complete that sprint tri today, at 37 weeks pregnant. I was slow, but I finished the race! I feel great, and now have bragging rights forever!
You certainly do Laura! Congrats.
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