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I'm due to give birth early/mid October. Due to previous medical problems I was advised to stop running more or less from the start. Since then I've done no running but have tried to keep relatively fit with some walking. By now however that is also not as enjoyable and I've been suffering from some back pain but mostly from breathlessness.
I'm now contemplating when I could realistically expect to be able to start participating in races again, specifically at half marathon distance. Will I honestly be able to re-join the action by next Spring? I would dearly like some advice from others who've gone through it all before.
I know that assuming all is OK I should get the go ahead from my GP at my 6 week post birth check up. So medically I should be able to start building up on distance/pace etc.
However I am not foolish enough to believe that it is as simple as all that. Family and friends who've given birth tend to find the baby takes over many/most aspects of their lives due to time constraints, tiredness etc.
What are other women's experiences from a practical side of things? Is say 6 months enough between giving birth and running a half marathon? Taking into consideration that I've done no running for 8 months before the birth?