UMR’s Interview Series: Stephanie Tang
Interview Series / Pregnant Athletes

UMR’s Interview Series: Stephanie Tang

Eighth in our interview series is Stephanie Tang from New York, NY. Stephanie was 26 weeks pregnant (expected due late July) at the time of the interview and was on-course to complete her 16th marathon-plus event, the 3rd benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training. Stephanie has also completed the JFK 50-Mile Ultramarathon in 2012, her first … Continue reading

UMR’s Interview Series: Rebecca Fite
Interview Series / Pregnant Athletes

UMR’s Interview Series: Rebecca Fite

Labor is the real marathon! All my running is in preparation for delivery!  Since launching UMR, I have had the great fortune of virtually “meeting” dozens of running moms. The number one reason moms reach out to UMR is to find “other like-minded moms/moms to be).” Although the UMR community has formed because of a common purpose, it … Continue reading

30 years of the pregnant marathon – its history and safety
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30 years of the pregnant marathon – its history and safety

The first marathon run by a pregnant woman might have been in 1983. And, not surprisingly, it was unintentional. The Norwegian Ingrid Christiansen ran the Houston Marathon in 2:33:27 and was disappointed. It wasn’t until two months later her coach, Johan Kaggestad, suggested she take a pregnancy test. She was 5’6”, 106 lbs and used to infrequent periods. She … Continue reading

Training throughout Pregnancy: Trials of an Elite Distance Runner, Part I (First Trimester)
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Training throughout Pregnancy: Trials of an Elite Distance Runner, Part I (First Trimester)

Like many parents-to-be, the initial response to my positive pregnancy test was somewhat of a blessed shock (it actually took me 4 tests to really believe the digitally read “pregnant” results and based on Kaia’s first ultra-sound, she shared our sentiment, lol). While my boyfriend and I had discussed becoming parents, it wasn’t something that … Continue reading