Parsley’s 3rd Trimester Training Log- 9.4.16

Now safely into my 3rd trimester (whoot! whoot!), my running hasn’t changed much since I resumed running again during my second trimester.  I’m holding steady at shorter, slow runs, with weekly mileage around 25-30 mpw.

One thing that has changed is my kids started a preschool program 2 days a week (another whoot! whoot!), so I’m taking advantage of this time by myself and a few more weeks of the summer season to add in more aqua jogging.

Sunday: 45 minutes aqua jogging

Monday: 30 minutes w/ double stroller

Tuesday: 16 minutes w/ double stroller, 30 minutes aqua jog

Wednesday: 30 minutes w/ double stroller

Thursday: 15 minutes w/ double stroller, 30 minutes aqua jog

Friday: 30 minutes w/ double stroller

Saturday: 45 minutes aqua jog

20160903_164224_resized2 things to note:

I estimate my mileage based off time.  This allows for effort based running rather than a strict pace/mileage focus.  So when I know I’m running slower, or pushing the double-wide, I usually account for less mileage, but still keep it in the typical ballpark since my focus is effort.

I probably aqua jog differently than most people.  I like to keep my feet on the ground, running at a depth around 4 feet, with the water up to my shoulders.  In the deep end I feel like I use my arms too much, so for me, keeping my feet touching the ground most closely mimics real running with minimal impact.  I also count aqua jog “miles” as regular weekly mileage (again converted by time).

I have fun trying to sprint, enjoy long runs in the mountains, and everything in between. Former competitive runner (3 x marathon OTQ & trail marathon national champion) currently working through a lingering injury. I write about trying to stay competitive while raising young kids and moving into a new post-competitive stage.

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  1. Fun to read your training log! I estimated my mileage based on time during pregnancy as well. Now I do the same with the stroller!

    I wonder about equivalents—- I have a 6-mile route that I run around my neighborhood, where I basically go up and down every huge, steep hill I can find, pushing my baby in the stroller. It’s a brutal route, even without the stroller. I have yet to run faster than 9:30 min/miles on this route (with stroller). Even though I count it in my mileage as 6 miles (which it is), it takes me the time (and effort!) of what 8-9 miles usually would,.

    I meant to give you a shout-out on my post today (about racing after c-section), because several of your posts were so inspirational to me along the way! So I put the shout-out in the comments section, wanted to make sure you see it 🙂

    1. I estimate all my mileage based off time. I figure it averages out whether I’m running faster by myself, or slower with a stroller. Now that I have a few short established routes, I don’t even wear a watch b/c I don’t want to know how slow I’m going!