In the early days of pregnancy #2, I posted my comeback plan after baby. While devising the conservative plan, I had expected my pregnancy running to be exactly the same as it was while carrying Lucas. Running while pregnant with Lucas was miserable, slow and I stopped before 27 weeks. Running while pregnant with Ellie was easy, fast and I even ran 2 miles the week before I delivered her. Because it went so well, I’m revising my comeback plan
Confession: I’ve already run since having Ellie.
Despite the doctor telling me to wait 6 weeks (so freaking long), I actually cheated and ran on Sunday. I feel great, have no soreness from delivery and only had 2 stitches. I felt like my old self about 6 days after Ellie was born. I called the doctor and told him that I’m doing awesome so I’m getting the all clear at 5 weeks instead of 6. I still cheated though and I think my doctor knows that I would.
The 3 miles I ran felt pretty good. I started slow, felt a little heavy on my legs but my lungs felt awesome. I still finished the 3 miles in under 30 minutes. After that run I knew I could change my postpartum running plans.
My initial plan was to wait till the Fall to run a half marathon but I’m changing that. I signed up for the Superhero Half Marathon on May 18th and I’m ready to put a training plan together.
My goal is to complete one 14 mile run before the race and a handful of 10-12 milers. I love to make training plans but with 2 kids, I’m not expecting to follow it to a the letter. There will be days where I’ll be too tired to run or kids get sick. But there will also be days where I can probably get 2 runs in and even hit the gym.
My weekly training goals:
1 long run a week – I used to always do these on the weekend but that probably will change. I might just be logging my long run on Tuesdays!
1 speed work day
1 hill workout – When it gets warm out, I think running with the double BOB can also be considered a hill workout!
1-2 Garmin-free fun runs a week
With the help of the husband on the weekends, I’ve been able to take Lucas and return to the gym. Since I’m the new owner of a treadmill, my plan is to use that gym time for a kick boxing class or (gasp) weights.
So, that’s my new comeback plan. I still am going to be signing up for my favorite Spring races and I can’t wait.
Do you think I’m crazy for running a half marathon 5 months after baby? It didn’t work out so good for me last time but this time I’m more hopeful (or crazy) :)!
January 10, 2014
Posted in Baby, Uncategorized