Just changing the subject now, and bringing on board a whole new discussion, but what are people's experiences with baby joggers?
Have you, Hegs, and others used any joggers that are on the market, and I'm guessing from 3 months onwards, as soon as the baby can support it's head? Just wondered how practical these things are, especially when going offroad over muddy tracks/horsetracks/gravel etc.
Any recommendations for certain models? Some are pretty expensive but I guess you can buy them secondhand on ebay etc. I'm 24, almost 25 weeks now and still running OK, just fast-forwarding to the time post-birth when there will be the struggle of timing runs when hubby/parents can babysit for an hour, then having the freedom of going out with the wee one once it's able to sit in a baby jogger.
Your best bet is to read back through this thread as you'll find that the guideline for fit individuals is around an average of 160 to 165 bpm. There's a really good article you can read. I personally get up to around 165bpm but wouldn't go higher than that as the intensity can be a bit too high for the fetus (called fetal hypoxia). I guess if you're generally running within 165bpm and occasionally going above that would be fine, but not to consistently run at a bpm of 200.
Glad to hear your point about it being OK to exercise up to 165bpm pre-pregnancy Minks, and not sticking religiously to the 140bpm rule, which is practically impossible with running as it's really easy to nudge higher than that. I'm 4 months pregnant, feeling absolutely fine and still running 4 or 5 times a week, for up to an hour at a time. Also swimming and going on the elliptical trainers/exercise bikes in the gym. Feel more breathless going up hills, so am walking up the steep ones and taking things slower generally, but finding it hard to stick to 140bpm as even walking up a steep hill takes it over that (wearing a HR Monitor tends to make you a bit paranoid, so now just monitoring the HR and when I hit a HR of about 160bpm I slow myself down a bit or stop and walk for a short while).