I’ve been slacking on my pregnancy posts! The last few weeks have been really hectic (return of some pregnancy sickness two weeks ago and a really rough work week last week) and I am still playing catch-up.I officially started my third trimester this week and am still feeling strong (most of the time). While the second trimester started out a bit tough, after a few weeks I finally found my groove and found myself able to continue running much more than I anticipated. While there have certainly been bad days (and bad weeks) I have been really happy with the amount of running that I have been able to do. Although my pace is much slower than “normal,” it seems to have tapered off and my new “pregnancy pace” has been pretty consistent throughout my pregnancy thus far.Here is what my training has looked like for the last few weeks:Week 24 25.7 (no long run) – This was a week I really wasn’t feeling very good
Week 25 46.54 (long run 10 miles)
Week 26 44.18 (long run 13.63 miles)
Week 27 49.55 (long run 13.1 miles)
Second Trimester Total: 612.15
Avg. Weekly Miles: 40-50/week
I think the most difficult change over these last few weeks has been the increasing need to use the bathroom during runs! This becomes extra difficult when I am also trying to make an effort to hydrate more. Yet another unpredictable element of pregnancy. Some days I have been able to get through my runs with no breaks and others I find myself stopping after just a mile or two!
The temperature is finally starting to cool off a bit as well which should make things a little bit easier. The humidity has been rough lately and even though I am not wishing summer away, the slightly lower overnight lows make a huge difference in the humidity levels.