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.
I continued this process to where he can now run 3 miles without stopping! And I will continue to increase the distance so he is able to run longer distances with me at a hard pace. Trust me when I say he has A LOT of energy to spare and he seems to really enjoy it. And I really enjoy it afterwards when he sleeps the rest of the night :)
A common mistake that runners make is running too soon post marathon. We 100% understand... you're feeling good a few days later, you're used to running 5+ days per week, and start to get antsy to get out there again. It may be possible you also want to try and flush all of that lactic acid out of your legs from the big race, right?
The length of a Marathon training plan usually ranges between 16-20 weeks. The final 3 weeks are what's considered the Taper Phase of training. The purpose of Tapering is to recover from the physical stress of training, improve your strength leading up to race day, along with improve your running economy (how much oxygen you need to run at a given pace)
So how did I make the PM to AM transition?
Wake up and workout before your body realizes what you’re doing.
Here’s a few things that helped me:
Do you choose to hit the snooze button? Do you choose to keep watching Netflix? Do you choose to keep being late for work or keep sticking your hand in the oreo box? Whether it's fitness, relationships, career, school, running, diet, whatever it is, every day you choose to give it 110% ... or you don't.