Barley’s Pregnancy Training Log 1/30-2/5

After the last few weeks being sick on top of pregnancy, I mentioned that I needed a little bit of structure going forward. I thrive on training plans for a reason, but also know that if I gave myself something TOO strict I’d feel pressured and that isn’t something I want during pregnancy.

Goals for the week:

  1. 5 days of Yoga (specifically 5 of the February dates) with Bonus if I do the other 2 as well.
  2. 2 measurable activities (Running, Walking, Biking, Ellitpical etc.)

The first one might seem crazy since I haven’t been doing much at all, but I know myself well enough that the best way to kick start me is with a big yet small goal. 5-6 minutes every day is attainable, and making it happen almost every day for a week is really helpful in getting into a routine. During training for races, I often make a goal of 10 minutes for recoveryย per day. It’s small, easily attainable and forms a routine/good habits. As for the second goal, I wanted to start small and just say 2 cardio sessions basically. I didn’t care if it was short, but making a point to do it was a good way to start.

Week of 1/30-2/5 ( 22/23 weeks pregnant)
Monday: Womp womp- nothing.
Tuesday: Nada.
Wednesday: Work + Babysitting Nephews = 15 minutes of Yoga at 9 PM followed by BED.
Thursday: Treadmill- 1 mile walk/1.3 mile run + 10 minutes yoga later in evening
Friday: 15 minutes yoga + Brians surprise birthday dinner party!
Saturday: 10 minutes yoga + Girl morning with mom + Family dinner at night
Sunday: 2 mile walk with Brian and Pepper + 10 minutes yoga + Superbowl!
Totals: 3 miles walk/1.3 miles run/60 minutes yoga

While it still not an overly active week (compared to pre-pregnancy)it’s the most active in one week I have been in a while, more importantly the most consistent I have been. Very obvious that I do much better with at least a small goal or two, and at least SOME structure.

 

A new mom and Upstate, NY resident who loves the marathon, a good beer, and all of the numbers/nerdy things. I write about my journey to a sub-3:00 marathon, training tweaks for improvement, and finding that "running/life balance" unicorn. On tap Next: Maneuvering through motherhood and postpartum running!

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2 comments

  1. Great job, lady! Somedays it’s so hard to get out the door or to even just get dressed, but in the end, I almost always feel better ๐Ÿ™‚ You are looking adorable as always!

  2. Nice work! Good idea to have a tiny bit of structure to the week. I just dug up my old training log notebook and looked at my pregnancy training log – a lot of the entries are things like ’20min walk’, ‘spin class 1h’ and ‘swam half a mile’. I used to shoot for something like one spin class and one swim a week. Also, If you’ve been doing strength work, keep doing it! (Ask a trainer for appropriate modifications.) Your ligaments get looser now, so it’s important to maintain strength to avoid injury.