Pregnancy Running – Week 16

May 12, 2014

I had another solid week of running during the 16th week of my pregnancy.

I did cut back on my mileage this week after increasing for 4 weeks. This week I hit 33 miles with only one run that was difficult, but I think that was due to my old shoes that need to be replaced.

Otherwise, I still have been feeling good and most of my runs have been averaging under 8:30 minutes/mile, which I am definitely happy about. I am enjoying these runs before I get too big and uncomfortable.

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Running and workouts for the week of May 5 – 11

Monday

5 miles/42:18/average pace – 8:27

Ran with a friend, which is always fun. I think we were running faster than 8:27 though. My watch doesn’t pick up a good signal on the trail that we ran on, and it definitely felt faster than that. We chatted about Kara Goucher signing with Sketchers, good racing flats, babies, and nutrition.

Tuesday

4 miles/32:52/average pace – 8:13 + 75 minute Deep Stretch yoga class

Easy run in the early morning. I did 6 striders at the end of the run for some leg turn-over. I also went to a yoga class in the evening that focused on holding stretches poses for 2-3 minutes, which was good because I never hold a stretch that long on my own.

Wednesday

6 miles/48:08/average pace – 8:00 + 30 minutes of weight lifting

I did a 25 minute tempo run with mile paces of: 7:30, 7:46, and 7:48. I felt good, but I definitely can’t push myself like I used to be able to. I was still happy with these times.

Thursday

6 miles/51:06/average pace – 8:27

Ran this with a friend as well. We saw a bald eagle really close to the trail, which was awesome. We ran the 10K route for an upcoming race to scope out the route. I signed up for the 10K, but I can’t decide if I should run the 10K or the half-marathon at the race.

Friday

3 miles/27:04/average pace – 9:00

This run was tough. As odd as it sounds, I think this run was tough because my shoes are really old. My legs felt really sluggish and unresponsive.

Saturday

Off

I was going to do my long run today, but I woke up hungry, had something to eat, and then got unmotivated. So instead I did my long run on Sunday, which worked out fine.

Sunday

9 miles/1:14/average pace – 8:19

Felt pretty good on this run. Some miles were better than others, but overall a decent run. I am glad this distance still feels doable.

Total: 33 miles

3 Comments
    1. another solid week! keep it up ๐Ÿ™‚

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