(Closed) Running a 10km, while TTC

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I ran a 10k while 12 weeks pregnant.

My doc told me that it was ok to keep training as long as I wasn’t overheating, and to respect my limits.

The I trained with distances ranging from 3 to 8k.

The race was hard, since when pregnant, I had less endurance and it felt like I didn’t have half my regular lung capacity. But I didn’t overdo it and I was just happy to cross the finish line. It took me about 15 minutes more than my previous 10k time.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Well, ultimately this would be something to talk to your doctor about. They could examine you and determine what would and would not be safe exercise wise. However, if you aren’t pregnant NOW, then I see nothing wrong with continuing whatever training you may be doing currently. The better shape you’re in BEFORE you get pregnant, the healthier pregnancy will be 🙂 (so they say)

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MrsHowarts: I think you will know when you are pregnant. There are some runners who are able to keep it up and others who just don’t feel comfortable running anymore. Each pregnancy is really different and you will get really good at listening to your body about what you can or cannot do. You really don’t know what pregnancy will throw at you till it happens. 

Best of luck!
 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It should be fine as long as you are having a healthy/normal pregnancy and you pace yourself.  If it’s available, purchase the race insurance when you sign up for the 10k.  The race insurance is usually $5-10 and offers you a refund on your registration fee if you are ill/injured on race day.  You and your doctor would have up until race day to decide if you are healthy enough to participate.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

@MrsHowarts:   Jogging is one thing but training for a 10k is another. If you have been previously very active and are now going to train for the 10k it should be fine, but if you haven’t really been active before and out of the blue you are deciding to train for a 10k I think you will be putting too much stress on your body. I would definitely ask a doctor if this was a wise choice.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ok, so we were TTC for a long time, so perhaps this perspective is a different one.  For us, it was important not to completely put our lives on hold for something that “might” happen.  I say go for it.  You’re TTC.. just go about your business as usual, especially when it comes to healthy choices.  If you’re actively TTC, you’ll probably be peeing on a stick like a mad woman.  So, you’ll find out when you’re like, 11 days past ovulation.  You can re-evaluate when/if you get pregnant before the race. 

I’m 5 weeks pregnant now, and ran a 7k on the weekend without too much issue.  10k is really not that far.  I was a little slower than usual, but that’s about it.  I’d start training for the race, but if they don’t have a refundable option, maybe just officially register closer to the date if losing your registration fee is a big issue to you. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

I just have 1 other thought that I didn’t see mentioned is whether you will Ovulate while training for this. I guess it depends on your fitness level but when some girls are working out more than usual they don’t ovulate which is problematic if you a but TTC but since you ran previously it may not effect your body at all.

@MrsHowarts:  

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I just have 1 other thought that I didn’t see mentioned is whether you will Ovulate while training for this. I guess it depends on your fitness level but when some girls are working out more than usual they don’t ovulate which is problematic if you a but TTC but since you ran previously it may not effect your body at all.

@MrsHowarts:  

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think you will be safe. Your body is already aware of this stress so it should handle it. However, it may be the growing baby who decides he/she doesn’t want to (nauseous). Good luck!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We are TTC and we are going about our lives as normal. Though the only two things we have cut out are alcohol and caffiene. 

I cut caffiene out not mainly because of TTC but because I was getting insomniac.

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