Barley’s Pregnancy Training Log 2/20-2/26/17

After a busy weekend, I was looking forward to Monday being low key for the holiday. I ended up going to work for a little bit but then ran some errands and was home by noon. I did a bunch of work around the house but also took the time to relax- as I mentioned in my last log…little lady was super quiet all weekend with how busy I was. It made me a little more anxious and was a good reminder to not overdo things. After a good night sleep Sunday, by Monday afternoon she was back to jamming around and kicking me constantly. I love that.

Wednesday it was so nice out so I couldn’t NOT run outside. I decided to do a mini workout, run a loop around the block, do some strength and repeat. I didn’t push the pace, or effort on strength training but it was a good way to get the time in, but break it up allowing for rest/water/bathroom breaks.

This weekend was less than I was planning on for running- but got so much more out of some of the other things that went on. Friday I worked around the house in the afternoon and then spent 3 hours just chatting and catching up with a good friend Amber. The rest of the evening, Brian and I just spent together since we wouldn’t be able to most of the weekend.

Saturday morning my Mom was in town (she lives in Kansas City most of the time for work), so we met my sister and my nephews and had a good breakfast just to catch up- good family/mom/sister time. In the afternoon Britt picked me up and we headed to Syracuse for the night. Heather was coming in from Connecticut and we all got a hotel and enjoyed a night of laughs together. I admit it’s tough when 2 of your best friends live 1.5-5 hours away!

Sunday they both ran Lake Effect half marathon as a workout part of long run, and I yogged around cheering. It was cold, windy and a little snowy at times but still a good morning of running and friends time.

Week of 2/20-2/26 ( 25/26 weeks pregnant)
Monday: Presidents Day- Worked around the house most of the day
Tuesday: –
Wednesday: 2.1 miles run ( 3 x .7 mile loop) + 14 minutes strength training
Thursday: –
Saturday: –
Sunday: 3.2 miles run while cheering at Lake Effect Half Marathon + Worked all night on feet
Totals: 5.3 miles run + 14 minutes Strength Training

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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    1. I actually used to do this pre-pregnancy too. A good way to break up treadmill runs even. I’d run for a set period of time, get off and immediately do a short strength workout, have some water and then get back on. Rinse repeat. Sometimes it’s just easier to have it broken up, mentally more than anything!