Thanks! This is the second time I have attempted lessons in the last few years but I'm determined not to give up this time. It was quite mortifying to be honest as I was the only one in the pool, had the instructor, life guard and someone cleaning round the outside if the pool and I felt like they were all laughing at me as soon as I wasn't looking! I will keep it up though. I think I could get the hang of it if I could get the breathing right and could manage not to inhale quite so much water!
Thank you everyone for the advice, I think I will get rid if the HRM it's stressing me out so much that it's probably making my HR go up just having it! Pipski thank you for sharing your experiences with me. I am starting to find the needing to wee issue a bit troubling at the moment but most of my runs are fairly rural so it's not the end if the world if I can't wait until I get home! As far as I have been able to work out the 140 bpm rule had been pretty much discredited. My heart rate is a lot higher than that on an easy run, even pre pregnancy but I have a very high max heart rate for some reason. I think mine would hit 140 just on a brisk walk! I do know that I get hot easily so I can't see my self being able to run past the end of April just because it will be too hot for me. I am starting swimming lessons today (yes, to my shame I have reached the age if 28 without ever learning to swim!) so I hope to be able to swim once I can no longer run.
Hi I am currently 15 weeks pregnant. I'm still running 4 times a week, 4-5 miles at a time. I'm really starting to struggle with keeping my heart rate under control. I know that all the more recent studies have shown that it's fine to continue running as long as you stick to what you were doing before. Since finding out I was pregnant I have stopped doing any speed work or long runs and have been doing all my runs at what should be an 'easy' pace for me and recently have slowed down considerably more. I am finding that it is getting really hard to keep my heart rate anywhere near normal rate even when I am just plodding along. I don't know if I should let it bother me, after all if I didn't have the heart rate monitor then I would just plod along at a pace I could mange without stressing! Could anyone who has run through pregnancy share their experiences or offer any advice? Thanks.
I'm trying to decide which marathon to do in the spring. I had been planning Edinburgh but its very expensive and everything I hear about it seems to be quite negative. I've been looking at Lochaber in April as a slightly cheaper alternative.
It would be nice to hear from someone who has done both and can give me their opinion on which they think is better.