As my run pace slows weekly (it seems), I am wondering if I’ve seen the last of sub-8 minute miles for a while. I’ve been reading the Exercising Through Pregnancy book and it mentions increased blood volume in late first trimester can result in some impressive performances. I don’t know what Dr. Clapp’s talking about. I’m only 6 1/2 weeks along and already I’m adding 10-20 seconds per mile at similar efforts. It doesn’t concern me, because I’m not exactly gearing up for any races. I mean, racing? I don’t have the desire even if I did have the speed to back it up. Yikes.
Maybe I’ll magically get a little faster later in the process. Or maybe not. I guess everybody’s a little different. I should just count my lucky stars that I’m not constantly puking or anything. I hear of women going through that and ending up with weight loss instead of gain in the first trimester, but that sounds like a big price to pay for a few pounds that will just come off eventually.
I had a nice run today– 7.8 miles in a little over an hour. Nice and relaxed. Now I’m enjoying some warm ginger tea. The ginger, by the way, may actually help. I had a couple of ginger ale’s and some ginger crystal candies yesterday and didn’t have hardly any queasiness at all, which may be a spurious co-occurance, but I’ll keep testing it out and see what happens.