Irongirl wrote:Jwolf wrote:jonovision_man wrote:Glad it worked out OK, but is it really best for baby to push yourself to that extreme in the 9th month of a pregnancy?? Even Paula knew to take some time off!
To be fair Paula took time off from competing in marathons, but she did run right up to the end of her pregnancy. I'm sure she could have completed a marathon, but that is rarely her goal. And a time of 6.5 hours is more walking than running.
Still- even with her doctor's approval, I'm not sure this was such a smart thing to do for the woman in Chicago. I'll probably get slammed for that comment...
i dunno - at first, i was really taken aback - but, 6.5 hours - that's walking pace.
my half marathon at 24 weeks pregnant, where I ran probably harder than I should have might have been more "dangerous" since i was only 24 weeks pregnant. if i had done something to the baby, it was still soooooo tiny, that i could have been risking things. At 39 weeks - I'll say it again - baby is already cooked, there's not much you can do to that baby that will hurt it.
According to the follow-up link ... she actually ended up running two marathons during her pregnancy, the first one about 17 weeks in and this past weekend at 39 weeks ... the article further indicated that she ran through her first pregnancy, as well ...