Wednesday, May 12, 2010

6 months pregnant and a picture to prove it

Yup, that's right, I'm six months pregnant. Or 26 weeks, but who's keeping track? Right after I posted last week, I was ecstatic to learn that both Kara Goucher and Paula Radcliffe are pregnant too! Their due dates are one month after mine! It sounds like they're still training fairly hard too. I found this interview with Kara and she mentions doing 1 mile intervals. Not that I plan to go and start running intervals or tempos now, but it's just nice to read that their doctors have okay-ed some harder running. Also, I feel like if they can take time off from racing for their pregnancies then I don't feel so bad missing a whole year of racing. And it will just be fun following them over the next few months.

As far is running is concerned, last week was a good week. The two days I ran outside were about 50 degrees, simply perfect running weather, and I wound up doing one 8 mile run at 7:55 pace and my heart rate didn't go above 120! The other outside run was another 8 miler at 8:01 pace. It's really funny my outside runs are so much faster than my treadmill runs. I wound up running 57 miles last week the average being 8:40 pace, so my treadmill runs are much much slower. I'm not really sure why. I think my stride is shorter making it harder to run faster. Honestly though, it's probably why I'm not injured. I've been thinking about my running and I can't believe that I've been averaging more than 45 miles a week for 6 months now with no injuries! That's amazing for me. It must be the treadmill. That's the only thing that's changed in the last 6 months. Well that, and me being pregnant, but I'm pretty sure carrying around an extra 13 -14 pounds isn't helping me to prevent injuries.

This is a bit random, but running with a toddler around has become interesting. Kaylee makes all these interesting statements that are constantly making me laugh. Here are a few Kaylee quotes:
  1. If she hears the treadmill slow down, I might hear "Mommy why are you slowing down, can't you go faster?"
  2. If I try to pick her up after I run, I'll get the protest "Mommy you're all sweaty, you need a shower."
  3. Sometimes after I run she'll say "Mommy, I smell you..."
  4. More than once she's said "Mommy can you put your socks back on." (I'm missing several toenails.)
  5. She'll do laps around the house and when she's done she'll say, "Phew, I just ran 20 miles."
Okay, below you can see a picture of me 6 months pregnant with my Kaylee meister patting my belly. She's super cute.

Training Journal 5/10 - 5/16
Total Miles Run: 57
Total Time Running: 8:14
Average Running Pace: 8:40


X-Country2 said...

That milage and pace is AWESOME. Keep it up!

Michelle said...

You look amazing! And now that you are six months pregnant I could actually keep up with you! Thanks for your nice comment on my blog the other day. Talk about a big Mama meltdown!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

okay, that picture is adorable. actually priceless for you;-)

and so fun to be prego w/the likes of kara and paula (i'm on a first name basis w/them ya know...;0)

Meg said...

Kaylee is such a little doll, I bet you'll have some hilarious comments once the baby gets here, too! I was excited to read that article by Kara, thanks for posting it. I didn't run while I was pregnant but only because that was 20 years ago and it just wasn't okay then! It now seems like it's just perfectly normal to keep up with your workouts, within reason, and I'm happy that you can do that. You look great, by the way.

Running and living said...

I think labor will be a breeze for you, those runs outside are impressive! And your mileage, wow, I don;t manage that even during peak marathon. You are going to be even speedier after the little one comes out:)

Brianne said...

Congrats on the pregnancy and the running, you look great! I'm 20 weeks, 4 days, and managing 20 miles a week + 2 days of weight training and a step class, way more than the last pregnancy. I can't believe your mileage, that's awesome! I'm only a half-marathoner so far, but hope to do my first marathon some time after baby #2 is born. (I have a two year old daughter already.) I'll keep reading your blog for inspiration:)

Julie said...

Hi Katie,
Wow, you are looking fantastic:) I love the picture...your little girl is so cute!

You are doing awesome with your miles and workouts! Take care Katie!

.:Anna:. said...

So what do you think about running a marathon seven months pregnant?
I found your blog googling "running a marathon pregnant"

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