During this pregnancy, I intend to keep lifting heavy and incorporating CrossFit into my training. Hope you enjoy this second trimester running workout!
Running during pregnancy should be treated as a personal choice. I cannot stress enough how important it is to listen to your body.
11 weeks pregnant at Reebok HQ in November 2012.
Running still feels pretty comfortable at around 26 weeks. With Jada, I stopped running around 29 weeks. It didn’t feel great (some side pain), and it was getting increasingly cold outside. Lots of layers and a big belly, didn’t mix.
However, I did run a half marathon while I was 8 weeks pregnant with her and felt really strong. So, while I still feel good and the weather cooperates, I’ll keep sneaking those miles in!
Accordingly, here is your workout.
Keep in mind, I’m not running very fast or hard right now, so the 800m is fairly slow paced. Those of you that are not pregnant can really push the pace.
65 lbs. is a manageable weight, for me, to perform the squat cleans and push presses (video demo HERE). However, I have been incorporating CrossFit & heavy lifts well before this pregnancy.
Please enjoy my squat face; Cooper surely is!
The push press and squat cleans really force me to keep my core engaged without putting additional pressure on the linea alba. As I mentioned, I’m training more upright in an effort to avoid diastasis recti.
Because it was nice out and Spencer was watching Jada, I finished the workout with another 800m run to give me 2 miles for day.
What workouts are you dying to see more of? (Home, HIIT, body weight, etc?)
Disclaimer: Although I am an NSCA-CSCS and Healthy Moms® Perinatal Instructor, you should consult a physician before starting any exercise program or diet plan. If you choose to do any of the workouts featured on this website, you do so at your own risk.