Running a Race — The Bump
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Running a Race

I signed up for a 5 mile race before I knew I was pregnant. I've been consistent about working out(spin, dance, and yoga classes) 4 days a week. I added running 2-3 times a week when I decided to train for this race (about the same time I conceived). I used to run in college and I have a competitive spirit. If I run a pretty hard pace during this race, will my baby be Okay? The race is this Saturday and I'll be 6.5 weeks.

Re: Running a Race

  • I definitely think you'll be okay. I have been running at least once a week throughout my pregnancy, and at 22 weeks my baby is super healthy! I even did a 10k trail race at 19 weeks and it went super well (a little slow but otherwise great). Listen to your body, keep in touch with your doctor, and you will be fine :-)
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