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
2 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).