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Pregnancy training log week 28

Monday:50 min run. Hot, many walk breaks. Felt horrible. Maybe went 5 miles if lucky.
Tuesday: 65 min total (35min run, 25 min elliptical with intervals of 3,2,1 x2) I tried running pick ups on the treadmill yesterday and it was just too much for my pelvic floor. Opted to use the elliptical from now on when doing any pregnancy intervals.
Wednesday:60 min run (jog, shuffle, whatever you call this. I have a flight phase and I'm sweating, good enough for me.)
Thursday: 70 min total (50 min running + 20 min elliptical w/ pregnancy intervals like Tuesday)
Friday: 60 min elliptical (tired today, didn't even attempt running, worked hard on the elliptical instead)
Saturday: 60 min running + 5 min elliptical. Felt good today, no ligament pain.
Sunday: 30 min run

This entire week I was in Florida for NCAA Track and Field Nationals 1st Round (East Region Prelims) so I ran everyday on a hotel treadmill. I had really no excuse for not getting my workouts in, I had plenty of time and plenty…

Welcome back third trimester!

I've been so tired in the evening and early mornings that I thought it might be a good idea to split my workout in half (half in the am and half in the pm) to see if it helped my energy levels throughout the day. For about two days I think I felt pretty good...then my body realized what I was doing.
M- 20 min progression run/ 38 min run T- 35 min run/ 30 min bike w/ pick ups W-35 min run/ 25 min run TH- 30min run am/30 min run pm Friday- Off. The double running was a failed experiment and I woke up so tired Friday morning that I promised myself no physical activity all day.  Saturday - 10 miles @ 8:30 pace. No walk breaks. Pelvis muscles are going to ache tomorrow. Took a two hour nap to recover. Sunday - 5 miles recovery, did power walk a good portion of the first two to warm up my lower half. I can actually walk pretty fast, 13:30 per mile! Soon I will be walking faster than I can run...
I still ended up with nearly 40 miles this week! I didn't realize I was still running that much.…

Pregnancy Training Log Week 26-27

Monday: 51 min run (mostly waddling here, I suffered, getting ligament pain like last time, had to take a lot of walking breaks, this loop normally only takes 45 minutes)

Tuesday: 55 min total, ran with Kelly for the first 32 minutes of her warmup. Her warmup was almost too fast for me, I was pretty much done by the time we parted ways. Had to take a break before continuing on. Started to feel very pregnant.

Wednesday: 58 min waddle/jog. Worse ligament pain than Monday! Same loop + 7 minutes on Monday's time...and Monday was 6 minutes slower than usual! Think I'm going to need to break down and buy a support belt!

Thursday: 50 min w/ 3x3min pickups. Less discomfort and much better weather. Did this mini session after traveling to Kentucky with family to watch the SEC Outdoor Meet. My pickups may not be faster than my easy run pace when not pregnant but at least I'm out there and attempting to move forward.

Friday: 10 min run and 50 min elliptical. Watched Suits while worki…

Gum Tree 10K recap at 6 months pregnant

15 min w/u
Gum Tree 10k in: 44:40 (7:12 pace) *6 months pregnant*, 1st in Age Group
(1 short walk break)
no cool down

It would break my heart if I didn't run the Gum Tree 10K in 2014. I have ran this race nearly every year since 2007, finishing anywhere from 2nd to 9th, and being that its one of the largest races in the state, stacked with elites, and only 1 hour from Starkville. I have never run particularly fast at Gum Tree (37:10) thought I have always enjoyed the race, course, and post-race celebration. I teared up at the thought of missing it this year.
A week or so before I ran the Columbus half I got an email from the Gum Tree elite coordinator basically saying, "We know you are pregnant but we 'll waive your entry anyway." Also, my husband was turning 40 a few days before the race, so we had planned all year to run it at the same time. He was not in the shape he had wanted to be (are we ever), but he was in good enough shape that he thought he may have a shot …