Hi there. I saw the other day you answered a question someone sent in, so I'm hoping you can maybe do the same for me if you have time please and thanks...
I've been running for years, but usually only 4-6km, 3 or 4x a week. Since November though I've been ramping up to train for my first half marathon. Right now I'm running 10km twice a week, plus my long run (13-15km once a week). Soon though I'll need to ramp up my long run to 15km, 17km, and 19km just before my race.
The great news and where my question comes from though is that I just found out I'm 5 weeks pregnant. I'll be 12 weeks at the time of the half marathon. Everything I've read says I can keep running if I stop worrying about pace and time, and lots of stats seem to show that women have run halfs and even full marathons much further along than me... but nothing says whether I can keep increasing my training. I'm fine with slowing my pace, and I am fully aware I need to listen to my body and stop if there's new pain, but can I spend the next 7 weeks increasing my distance if I still feel fine? I'll go slower but nothing seems to say whether that part is allowed or not.
I know you're not doctors but anything you experienced runners/moms could give me would greatly help.
Thanks so much,