Friday, January 14, 2011
Running While Pregnant
So...I am just barely 6 weeks pregnant and have been running. Usually I run about 18 miles a week, with 6 miles being my longest run. My heart rate is usually in the 170's. I have never run before while pregnant, though I was in good running shape before I got pregnant this time.... I have heard that your heart rate cannot be above a certain number, is this correct? If so, what is this "magic" number? If you have run while pregnant, did you find that you needed to decrease your speed a lot to maintain this lower heart rate? I feel great and I've been careful to not overexert myself by listening to my body, but any advice or knowledge on this subject would be greatly appreciated! Thank you SO much for your help!!!