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Meggan F.

California
I am an avid runner/racer and a certified running coach. I run and race with a full-time job and a daughter (born 10/15/10). My blog is about postpartum running and racing, and the challenges that come with having a small child, working full-time, and having to fit that workout in everyday. My... Full Bio
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36+ weeks. Officially on the home stretch. by Meggan F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This week I will go in for my week 37 appointment. We are no longer considered pre-term, and will have an ultrasound to guesstimate the babies size. Because Maddy was so big ... Read on »
Pregnancy running log week 31, 32, 33 by Meggan F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running One unfortunate event occurred during week 32...I am now unable to handle running on the road. The ligament pain when logging miles outside is just too much for me, plus the ... Read on »
Pregnancy running log 7 months by Meggan F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This week was a challenge. My husband was gone from Sunday-Saturday to Eugene for NCAA Track and Field Championships so running was (sort of) the last thing on my mind. I wa ... Read on »
Pregnancy running log week 29 (whew!) by Meggan F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Monday: 5 miles (did my new morning loop. A bit of ligament pain! Argh so frustrating. I am so slow I feel like a turtle!) Tuesday: 5 miles (basically a repeat of Monday. Y ... Read on »
Pregnancy training log week 28 by Meggan F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Monday:50 min run. Hot, many walk breaks. Felt horrible. Maybe went 5 miles if lucky. Tuesday: 65 min total (35min run, 25 min elliptical with intervals of 3,2,1 x2) I trie ... Read on »
Welcome back third trimester! by Meggan F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I've been so tired in the evening and early mornings that I thought it might be a good idea to split my workout in half (half in the am and half in the pm) to see if it he ... Read on »
Pregnancy Training Log Week 26-27 by Meggan F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Monday: 51 min run (mostly waddling here, I suffered, getting ligament pain like last time, had to take a lot of walking breaks, this loop normally only takes 45 minutes) ... Read on »
Gum Tree 10K recap at 6 months pregnant by Meggan F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 15 min w/u Gum Tree 10k in: 44:40 (7:12 pace) *6 months pregnant*, 1st in Age Group (1 short walk break) no cool down It would break my heart if I didn't run the Gum ... Read on »
Being "Thankful" by Meggan F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I was in the middle of a week of chaos, extreme fatigue, and a lot of work. To top it off, my husband left for Penn Relays early, meaning I was once again in single parent m ... Read on »
Pregnancy training log: Month 5 by Meggan F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Saturday: 1 mile w/u, half marathon in 1:36:57 (4th). ~14 miles Sunday: jogged the neighborhood loop. Groin muscles a bit tight but that's it.~ 2 miles Monday: wicked rain ... Read on »
Tired. by Meggan F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Ok, I have a confession. Running 50 mpw midway through your second trimester while putting in 45-50 hr work weeks will really knock you on your butt....epecially if you have ... Read on »
Pilgrimage half-marathon at 5 months pregnant by Meggan F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Columbus Pilgrimage Half: 1:36:57, 4th female overall (1st AG) (Officially 1:37 something, had to stop to pee) 7:24 pace Running a half-marathon while pregnant was a ... Read on »
Halfway there by Meggan F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This week I reached the halfway point in my pregnancy. It was a bit overwhelming, with two children my family will officially be complete (we think) and the next chapter of ... Read on »
Greatest Women's Running Blog by Meggan F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So the wonderful ladies at Saltyrunning.com have included me in a competition called, "The Greatest Women's Running Blog." It's set up like the NCAA tournament and I need vo ... Read on »
Running for two by Meggan F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Most know now that Houston and I are expecting our second child in August this year. I am started to look and feel very pregnant, my belly is about twice as big as it was wi ... Read on »
World's latest/worst race recap by Meggan F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running (I started writing this in November, added a little in December, and finally finished it in January. It's really not very good, so for anyone that wants to give up 5 minutes ... Read on »
XTERRA Trail World Championships Results by Meggan F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running XTERRA Trail World Championships: 3rd female overall in 1:40:26 (13.1m) Went out to fast and died in the middle pretty bad, but all in all I really can't complain with a ... Read on »
Indianapolis Monumental Marathon Recap by Meggan F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Indianapolis Monumental Marathon: 2:49:28 for 26.27 miles (6:27 avg) 9th female (just 22 seconds off my PR!) Though I didn't run a personal best, I have nothing but posi ... Read on »
Taper by Meggan F. Posted in: Blog Posts in Running After running a disastrous half-marathon in NOLA in record heat and humidity (still finishing 2nd, I may add) I decided to really scale back my training. Surprisingly, my wo ... Read on »