Post # 1
So recently I’ve gotten into running… and am doing a few races in May. But I have the fever and want to sign up for something more than a 5k! I stumbled across The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10 miler. I thought HECK YES that looks awesome. Here’s the dillema I run into.
Darling Husband and I have decided previously that we wanted to at least stop preventing (right now we’re charting to avoid) around June/July. How pregnant can I be if I was to run a 10miler? I know running is fine while pregnant, but I don’t know about a 10 miler. I don’t want to sign up for something and then not be able to do it and waste a chunk of money. The race is October 5th. I’m thinking we can delay another few months.. and then it’d be really early on in the pregnancy.. that is if we get pregnant right away. ugh decisions decisions. Is it even worth it to delay though? I mean it could take a while to get pregnant… I am ovulating… but I have long cycles so that could be an issue. I don’t want to NOT sign up and regret not doing it b/c I have issues getting pregnant.
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
My friend is an avid runner and was told by her doctor that she could continue running until she felt too tired or unsteady due to the belly. She did a half marathon and lots of 5Ks during her pregnancies with no issues to my knowledge. She stopped towards the end of her second trimester when her belly made it too uncomfortable to run.
I say sign up for it. If it were a marathon I would say stand down. But since it’s 10 miles I think you could easily do it during your first or second trimester. You would need extra hydration and you might be extra tired but I say it’s doable.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
P.S. I live in Orlando and they brought back that race due to popular demand. They did it one year with glow in the dark shirts!
Post # 5
I’m in Tally 🙂 used to live in P’cola.
That is awesome (the glow in the dark shirts). Yea I’m thinking I should just sign up… but I’m cringing of the thought of a 10miler being harder. lol
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
My runner friends who have been pregnant really slow down and/or feel too tired to run much. I would think 10 miles would be doable, but maybe not that fun.
I do think it’d be kinda silly to postpone TTC for a race. Is there a sooner race you can sign up for? I bet there are a ton of half marathons in your area (and hell, that’s only 3 miles more). You need roughly 3 months to train for a half, so you could do one in mid-July or so…
Post # 7
My SIL was about 6 or 7 months pregnant and still running 10 miles. Doctors say that whatever physical activity you did before pregnancy, you can continue to do. Just dont add anything new.
Post # 8
@Woodstock: I’m doing the Tower 10 Miler too!! I am SO excited about it! :)))
I ran the Princess Half in February and while I was at the Expo I started a conversation with some women who told me they had run Half marathons while pregnant and knew other women who did the same. They also told me they had a friend who ran a full marathon while seven months pregnant! As long as you check with your doctor, make sure you’re taking care of yourself nutrition-wise, and hydrating enough (which you should be doing even if you’re not pregnant!) I think you should be okay! Good luck with training and TTC!
Post # 9
Women run that distance at 8 month pregnant, though they are usually avid runners. I would just wait to sign up (I doubt it will sell out) until maybe August and see if you’re even pregnant.
Post # 10
You can totally run a 10 miler – your body lets you know when enough is enough. If you get tired or 10 miles is too much, you can always take walking breaks during the race. I didn’t stop running until I was about 7-7.5 months pregnant. My biggest problem was the baby bouncing in my bladder while I ran – made me feel like I had to pee all the time!
Post # 11
This is like the third post I’ve seen about planning to work in getting pregnant around some event. It’s really just not that predictable and life can’t stop because you may or may not get pregnant. If you’re pregnant you’ll deal with it when the time comes, that’s all you can do. It could take you a year, it could take you a month. You could be full of energy and go into labor while scaling a rock wall or you could have issues from day one and be on bedrest. You don’t know, you can’t plan, so just live your life.
Post # 12
@SnurfMurph86: I really was just seeing the practicality of running a 10 miler while pregnant. I’ve never been pregnant so I wouldn’t know if it would even be something that would concern me. But now I know, based on the responses, that if everything is normal and I’m already a runner… that I’ll probably be fine. THAT really helps me decide if I want to sign up for something like this with the possibility of being pregnant. I wanted more information before I decided to possibly flush money down the toilet. There are several other factors (other than this question) going into whether or not I’m going to do this run.
@felixfelicis: awesome! Hopefully I’ll be there with you! I’m still talking with hubby about other logistics to see if we can do it (things with his job and the money to drive out there, sign up, the hotel stay, and boarding up the dogs)
Post # 13
I think DaneLady ran a half marathon at 19/20 weeks and it wasn’t too bad. I can’t remember all of the details but I think she wrote about it on the Exercise while TTC thread way back when…
I say go for it. You don’t know when getting KU will actually happen so you should just keep your life as normal.
Post # 14
@Woodstock: Go for it! You’re already a runner, and even if you are pregnant and feel kind of tired, you can just walk when you feel you need a break. It sounds super fun 🙂
Post # 15
i would assume that you could and if you felt tired, then walk slowly? 🙂
Post # 16
I think it would depend on which trimester you’re in. For the first trimester, many women report feeling tired and having sinus problems. Morning sickness is also a concern. I personally got all three symptoms. I imagine all three would be of some concern if you’re doing an actual official run (versus out and about on your morning jog).
All in all, I wouldn’t put off TTC for an event. It takes the average woman 4-6 months to get a BFP anyway.