I got up at 4:30am as I had to drive an hour to get to the start. I didn’t have much to do besides make coffee and get dressed as I had done most of the work the evening before. My game plan before an event is always three basic things:
Go over my bike and make sure everything is in working order
Ride at least 10 miles to make sure everything actually works. (The ONE time I didn’t do this, I got two flats within the first 10 miles of a 100 mile ride. It ended up delaying us by two hours, which meant the last 20 miles were in horrendous heat. If I had just stuck to this rule, I would have gotten them on my short ride and taken care of it before the big day.)
Get my clothes and equipment ready. For this ride, I needed bike shorts, jersey, 2 water bottles, a couple packs of Clif Shot Bloks for emergency food (I used these strawberry ones off of Amazon), wallet, iphone, keys, shoes, helmet, riding gloves, a jacket (in case of rain), and a change of clothes for when I was done.
Despite what some people may think, cycling (or bike riding) is actually one of the recommended forms of exercise for pregnant women, due to its low impact attributes and cardiovascular benefits.
I’ve been cycling regularly for seven years now. In that time I’ve done several 100-mile centuries, and even more metric centuries (100 km or 62 miles). I did four 100-mile centuries when I was pregnant with my first child in 2012, including a double century (200 miles in one day: Seattle, WA to Portland, OR, 11.5 hours riding time). I’m now pregnant with my third child (due November 2016) and am preparing for a century in a couple days. This particular century is a ride to raise funds for those suffering with ALS:
I have not done a century this far along yet, and although I feel mostly prepared, I’m undecided yet whether I’ll be doing a metric century(100 km) or a 100 mile century.
This brings me to the Top 10 Important Pointsthat I’ve learned over the years when doing long distance endurance events or races while you are pregnant.
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I am currently pregnant with my third child, due November 2016. I gave birth to my first two in 2013 and 2014 respectively. They were 18 months apart and this one will be about 2.5 years from my last. I have exercised through all that time, utilizing my own home gym and the equipment I’ve built up over the years.
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