Thanks all for your replies, I'll definitely check out those threads. I am taking it easier and not pushing myself, just enjoying running for running's sake! It's good to hear that you've all kept up your exercise right through your pregnancies.
No chance of me keeping my HR to 140 though Pipski, I have a really high HR when running anyway and 140 is barely more than a walk! I'm not worried so much about getting slower, just want to keep as fit as I can as it makes me feel better and I'm sure can only help with the birth as Fueled said.
I have been training hard this year first for a marathon in April then a half in September, plus a few other things in between! I'm now pregnant and have been continuing to run as I really miss it if I don't and I don't want to lose all the fitness I've built up! It is however feeling harder as the weeks go by and people keep asking me how long I can keep running for. I plan to run as long into pregnancy as I can but just wondered if there are any other mums or mums to be who can share their stories and tips?
How long did you keep running? What changes did you make and did you get any new stuff (support band, maternity specific running clothes)?
Great blog, thanks Sarah!
Could you give me some tips on post-run protein shakes? I'm finding that I'm getting really hungry now I'm doing marathon training and wondering if protein shakes after hard runs might help keep my appetite in check?