Just a little update - finished my half marathon today and even managed a PB!
Felt a bit queasy at mile 5 and mile 10 but managed to breath through it and think the fresh air helped. Definitely felt a lack of energy in my legs and feel exhausted now but glad I did it! My husband stayed with me for the first lap but I told him to go on for the 2nd as I was pushing myself to keep up with him and thought it was better to do my own thing.
Felt a bit lightheaded at the finish but sat down and ate some jelly babies - had the same feeling after VLM so don't think it was baby related. I ate the mars bar in my finishing bag and the crisps which wasn't the most nutritous post run meal but was something!
Thank you - a dodgy tummy sounds a good idea if I feel rough. Also its a 2 lap course so if am struggling half way round I can stop and blame my IT Band! The one time I'm thankful for the injury - ha ha!
This is our first baby so don't know what to expect - but my doctor was great about it. She was telling me the doctor I normally see did the same thing and ran a half marathon in the early stages of pregnancy so she was relaxed about - just think its my husband that needs convincing that I don't need wrapped in cotton wool
I'm in the very very early stages of pregnancy - 4 + 5 and have a half marathon on Sun! Saw the doctor today and she said I was fine to run it - but just wondered if anyone had any advice.
The last couple of weeks I've felt like I've had nothing in my legs - this was before I found out but does explain things. I really want to do it but am worried about my lack of energy plus its difficult to explain why I'm not doing it as my parents are coming to watch and a lot of friends from run club are doing it - and obviously they don't know yet. My husband doesn't want to me to do it - he's running too so said he'll stay with me.
I've been running about 2 and a half years and did VLM in 2010 and have done 1 half marathon in March this year and run about 3 times a week although unless I'm training for something tend to stick to longer runs of about 7miles as have problems with my IT Band when I start doing longer runs.