Summer Exercise for the Pregnant Athlete

Welcome to the dog-days of summer. During pregnancy, body temperature is naturally slightly elevated. Add in soaring summer temperatures, and outdoor activity and exercise can be a significant challenge. I've hung up my running shoes for the rest of this pregnancy and am instead getting my exercise in alternative ways including walking, swimming, hiking and yoga. My …

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Transition time

Over the holiday weekend, I ran my last run of this pregnancy. At 29 weeks (11 weeks to go!), I’ve made it into my 3rd trimester, and am now looking at the final stage of pregnancy. My daily “run” has had a growing walk:run ratio over the past month. On an unusually humid July morning, …

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