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