(Closed) Need advice on Jogging at 22 weeks.

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yes. As long as you feel ok, the baby will be ok. Don’t push your self to hard and keep it so that you can hold a conversation while you run. Just make sure you figure out where the port-a-potties are before and during the race 🙂

Post # 4
5572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MarryMeTiffany:  I think that you should be fine with that plan.

 I was running about 25 miles per week before I got pregnant. I also stopped totally during the first tri. Since the second tri began I’ve done some jogging where I’ll do a 5 minute warm up walk and then alternate between a minute of jogging and 90 seconds of walking. A few weeks ago I busted out a mile straight of jogging and I didn’t find it difficult but I was REALLY sore afterward.  Since then I’ve stuck to walking but I honestly think that in this case you’ll be okay. Make sure you walk and stretch before and after and keep hydrated! 

Let us know how it goes! I miss racing!

Post # 5
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I’d say try to find a comfortable pace between brisk walk and jog. And obviously map out toilets and drink plenty of water. I’m sure you already know this as a runner, but don’t push too hard, we pregnant people tend to have pretty touchy bowels!

Consult with your doc first and put your Darling Husband at ease if he’s nervous.

Post # 6
457 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I think you’ll be okay, especially if you are accustomed to running already (which you are).  If you hadn’t run prior to pregnancy I would definitely advise against this, but since it sounds like you ran quite a bit before I think a little light jogging and monitoring your body as you go you should be ok.  But like PP said, I would check with your doctor first as every pregnancy and person is different.  

Post # 7
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My husband does sprint triathlons (.25 mile swim, 14ish bike and 5k run). Last year I saw a 5-7 month pregnant lady at them. She did the whole thing, not the fastest woman out there but she was running. Although I havent been prgnant yet, from what my friends say, its all about what youre comfortable with. If you ran marathons before, I think your body should be fine with some light jogging. Oh! And according to a frined who hiked a few miles a week through her pregnancy (through month 8!), find something to support the belly, because the muscles are weaker. She had this belly band-like lycra sleeve made. it looks like a tube top 😉

Post # 8
1280 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

If you were a runner before than your body is accustomed to this type of training it should not be an issue, if it’s this much of a concern I would speak with your OBGYN just to make sure, but many women continue to excercise and run throughout their pregnancy and it is actually more beneficial for them in the delivery.

Good Luck!

Post # 9
886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I never understood why exercise would potentially be harmful to a pregnancy. People walked an ran for thousands of years while pregnant. How else could you get around? Is there any firm evidence that running hurts pregnancies? So long as people keep hydrated, don’t push themselves beyond their level of fitness, I can’t imagine how this would be a bad thing. I guess the one exception could be folks with known cervical issues. But those folks end up on bed rest etc. Beyond that, I’d do everything I could to maintain fitness! Good luck!

Post # 10
2459 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

You should be fine as long as you dont push it and listen to your body. i am still jogging now at 38 weeks, then again I never stopped. 

Post # 12
799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am a runner by heart (hate walking!!) and even though I am not allowed to run or do much really throughout the pregnancy, the time off has totally been ok and will be great motivation to get back at it post-pregnancy! Hope you enjoyed the walk today and I think because everyone is different it’s just a matter of knowing your limit, staying hydrated and I know with me letting go of the guilt of not getting out there when you just don’t feel like it….I feel like it’s a little more appropriate when preggo!

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