January 2008 Archives


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I forgot to update last weekend. With the negative wind chills, I ended up on the treadmill for all 5 days last week. I ran a total of 16 miles again, just like the week before. The difference is that I cut my "long run" back to 5 miles, but only had one 2 mile run in there. I thought about running 6, but decided that 5 was good enough.

I think this week will be another cut back, probably 14 or 15 miles. Whatever I end up with this week I'll probably repeat next week and then drop another mile or two. But I'll have to see how it's going. In some ways I am surprised to still be running at almost 34 weeks, but what's really kind of odd is that aside from wanting to make more bathroom stops, running in my third trimester has been a lot easier than running in my first trimester was.

We had a midwife appointment today, and it was uneventful again. My blood pressure is still low and I'm measuring exactly where I should be. The baby is in the head down position and the heart beat sounded good. The midwife did say something about how the baby isn't very large ... I've been wondering what's going to win out: family history of large babies (brothers and I were all over 9 pounds) or women who run tending to have smaller babies. While I'm sure I'd be much happier pushing out a 7 pound baby, I've always pictured having a 9 pounder.


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I think I might have run my last pregnant 6 miler yesterday. The forecast for next weekend shows highs in the teens, which most likely means wind chills in either the single digits or below zero. Normally that wouldn't be an issue, but I don't think running in that type of cold is a good idea right now. I suppose I could run 6 miles on the treadmill, but I'm thinking that's not too likely. The temptation to stop running is just too high on the treadmill.


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I forgot to publish my 2007 questionnaire/mileage tally, so I just did that now. 2007 was a really weird year for running, probably just the first of what I'm sure will be many to come. I found that I hadn't uploaded any of my 2007 training log summary pages, so I went to fix those and upload them. While doing so, I found that the site I had been using has made some changes that aren't very user-friendly. So I am in the process of moving the log over to blogger. It's a slow process, reformatting and posting 4 years worth of training.