After running 7 full marathons, this is what I wish I knew going into my first one!
Running can be difficult. We all know that. But running while pregnant... now that can be HARD! There's no question about it. You're carrying extra weight. You're extra tired. Your legs might be swollen. You may have random heartburn. You're most likely nauseous. And the list can go on and on. BUT, just because you're pregnant, it doesn't mean these things have to stop you from running!
Are you drinking enough water if you are pregnant, running, and it’s hot out?! Think of water like oil for your car. It helps keep everything working and moving properly. It’s important to hydrate because water helps transport key nutrients and all the goodies to the baby. Obviously very important!
Having the right footwear while running is a must. Now, we're not saying you have to have the most expensive shoe out on the market, but you do have to have the right shoe. Each runner has their own individual gait (how you walk). You may or may not know this, but most companies make shoes to properly support those different gaits!
Ever wonder what workouts are the best for runners who are trying to gain speed and prevent injury?Runners have to stregthen. If they don't, they WILL get injured. Maybe not tomorrow, but eventually it will happen.