(Closed) How to get out of Running a 10km-6 weeks preg!!?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@dewingedpixie:  running is fine, but these mud runs typically have obstacles that involve climbing and jumping and belly crawling. These are not the safest pregnancy activities. 

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

@mamadingdong:  I didnt see anything mentioned about obstacles. 10k races typically dont have obstacles unless its a tough mudder or spartan race she’s talking about. 10k races are relatively short in all considerations.

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
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@dewingedpixie:  listen if she doesn’t feel safe running she doesn’t have to. It is a mud run and I said TYPICALLY there are obstacles.

Pregnant women are encouraged to keep their heart rate at around 140 & their temp fairly low. Maybe a 10k is fine for you but she’s not comfortable doing it.  Six miles isn’t a walk around the block for many. I am a crossfitter and at 9 weeks have seen such a dramatic difference in my workouts. Six miles would have been reasonable 4 months ago. Today- no way. 

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m a marathoner, but at 6 weeks I wouldn’t have wanted to do a 10k, either. My MS was kicking in then and I couldn’t go very far without dry heaving. I’d probably have said that I was throwing up and couldn’t do it, which would have been truthful without revealing the whole story. 

Post # 21
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Sugar bee

@MrsHowarts:  Why not just take it easy and walk as needed.  You don’t need to push yourself into a PB.  Just run and walk it.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Could you tell them you’re not feeling well, still do the run, but DON’T push yourself? You can walk more, and just blame it on not feeling well.

Post # 24
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@MrsWBS:  +1. I’m a bad liar and always get caught. It’s easier for me to just be honest, so this would be the only response that would work for me.

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

@mamadingdong: 1. I did not see it was a mud run. 2 Dont compare cross fit with endurance sports its not the same. 3. I understand 6 miles isnt a walk in the park for most people but I dont know her fitness before pregnancy.

 

I also dont consider personally 6 miles as some extreme distance, maybe in crossfit or as a non endurance sport person its a long distance. As someone who has done races in distance running, distance cyling, and long distance triathlon accumulating multiple races a year many of longer distance 6 miles is peas and carrots its a short run. That is my perspective it may not be hers or yours. Perspective is based on what you know I log 60-100+ miles a week most people dont. I also did not say oh yes go run it, I stated you can run while pregnant and 10k is certainly not out of line while pregnant I’ve seen women 8 months pregnant run a 10k. Will it be as fast or the same as not pregnant? NO, but it is done. So dont attack me telling me oh noz when I made a simple statement that running is healthy while pregnant.

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@dewingedpixie:  no one is disagreeing that running is possible while pregnant. Most of the population are not endurance runners and 6 miles is a significant distance. You are being condescending. Perhaps you have never been pregnant but the first trimester is often nothing but exhaustion and the only endurance a woman has is for sleep. I am not sure what “oh noz” means. 

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