That's great advice guys! This is my first pregnancy and I've never experienced anyone close to me being pregnant who was remotely fit before pregnancy so haven't had anyone to compare to. I love running/jogging/walking. It makes me feel good and being stuck indoors with my sick bucket by side for so long and the only outing I had were my trips to work, really made me feel really sluggish and low.
I was running 5 times a week before with my longest run on a sunday. Im not going to be daft enough to try and run that amount because I used to get up at 6am before work for a run most days and I am just too tired to do that these days. But an evening 30 minute jog a few times a week and a nice run or jog or walk once at the weekend would help me feel lots better. I have put weight on really quickly and have gained about half a stone. I LOVE being pregnant and can't wait to meet our baby, but my thighs and arms are really showing the non-baby weight gain
I am looking for some advice, I was training for my first marathon and was up to running 17miles as my longest run when I found out I was 5 and a half weeks pregnant. I felt sick for 10 weeks after this and have only just got my energy back. I am now 17 weeks pregnant and have done NO exercise for 14 weeks - not even a little walk.
Is it safe for me to start going jogging/running again if I start off slowly and build up. I really miss my running!
Beetle - thank you so much for taking the time to include those quotes. It means alot. I am only completing my fast training on a treadmill. My hill sprints, long runs and other runs I complete outside. Im fairly new to runnersworld forums so am not sure if "OP" in the following quote relates to me:
"Its OK running on a treadmill but the OP cant run at the relevant pace outside so is obviously going to hinder their performance. "
I probably could run the fast runs outside, but my first few miles aree always my slowest because it takes me a while to settle into a run - I always feel like Im out of breathe and worry about not being able to complete my run, completely irrational, but it does hinder my first few miles - perhaps its because I run on my own?! Anyway, I always surprise myself and run alot faster in races than I run on my outdoor training runs.
Thanks again for all the help on this! Im doing a half marathon at the end of august so I will use the runnersworld race time predictor for my marathon result based on the outcome of my half marathon.