Sunday, February 27, 2011

Back to 3 Weekly Runs.

Okay so despite being sick for two weeks I have managed to pull up my socks and get my butt back on my treadmill this week and got my 3 runs in. Woot, go me! That gives me 12km this week of running and I think I may have found my ideal pregnancy treadmill workout. I keep having to decide between actually working up a sweat and having the safe heart rate for the baby, but today I think I found it. I tried running on Random on my treadmill, which is a sort of hill run that occasionally goes flat and I rocked it. I did a short 2 minute warm up and cool down at 3.5 mph and then I jogged at 4.0 mph. This is my walking pace usually but when you are at an incline of between 1.5 and 4.5 I actually have to job to keep up with the belt. So that was great that I could keep my heart rate low (yes I checked it regularly) but still work up a sweat. I think I may try to keep this up for the next while. One other advantage is that as I get larger my belly pulls me forward which isn't so bad on a hill since it actually helps.

So now I feel awesome and hope that I can keep this up for the next while. I also think I have come up with a few interesting (though sometimes ventie) blogs for the next little while. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.


  1. You are doing so great with continuing your runs! I'm about 30 weeks pregnant and have finally picked back up my walking. My hope is that it will make labor a little easier if I have been active and that I will be able to jump back into exercising a little quicker if I have been active this last trimester! You are such an inspiration, thanks for sharing what you are up to during your pregnancy!!!

  2. You are so inspiring with your running! Congrats!