(Closed) Doing a tri or 10K 2-3 weeks after delivery?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Having not even delivered a baby, yet, I think it sounds absolutely crazy and painful at the same time! Your body is healing and needs recovery time!  I think your idea of the 2 month mark sounds about right. I’ve heard many women start back up around 6 weeks, but I wouldn’t think any sooner than that.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ive had women who Ive trained who ran 2 weeks after giving birth but never over 3k and these ladies do half and full marathons. It takes some time to re adjust. Id say 2 months after birth a 10k is good again if your in the right training. Also races are not always the easiest runs sometimes with severe bruising even develops after triathlon swims and things like that (elbows hurt).

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

Judging from my experience, hell no. I still felt like i had been hit by a bus.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@vintage2010:  my doctor told me that anything I was doing while pregnant, or any workout I was allowed to do while pregnant, I would be allowed to do as soon as I wanted to after delivery. 

Does that mean I could? Maybe not. It sounds painful….but if they can do it, hey more power to them.

 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ouch. I cannot imagine how that could be enjoyable and I haven’t even delivered my baby yet. I am concerened about walking my dogs after delivery and the amount of time I’ll need to recover. Depends on my deliver the doctor said I might be able to take brief walks at 2 weeks but will not be able to really exercise until after 6.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

2 weeks after having a baby I was still having a hard time walking up and down stairs. I wasnt even supposed to drive by then so I’m surprised that anyone can run by that time

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@vintage2010:  It depends on the person. My friend’s mum did an Iron Man in the North of Scotland six weeks after giving birth to her third/youngest child.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@bells:  My thoughts exactly.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My doctor didn’t okay me to even begin working out unil 6 weeks post birth. I had a pretty easy labour as well, vaginal, with an episiotomy though. I think what your friends are doing is crazy, maybe no impossible, but it could be dangerous.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Cash000:  For someone who is at peak fitness (i.e. the woman who runs regular tris) it’s doable. The woman who wants to do the 10k but hasn’t trained for some time, that’s a different matter!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have done a lot of research on this. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends light excersize the first 4-6 months after birth, losing about 1-2 lbs. a week. After about 6 months it is safe to do more intense workouts.

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