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My Experience of Running During Pregnancy: The First Trimester

Every pregnancy is different, every runner is different and there is no one size fits all.  I have many friends who have had very different experiences to me, from stopping running as soon as they found out they were pregnant, to running a half marathon in their 2nd trimester and running through to 36 weeks pregnant. During the Boston Marathon last year I ran with a woman for a few kilometres who was 17 weeks pregnant and on track for a sub 4 hour marathon! Then there are the elite runners who continue to train and compete throughout their pregnancies.  Throughout my experience I have learnt that people will be very quick to give you their opinions, the research is limited and only you truly know your body.

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