My pregnancy & running vlog – trail running until 8 months pregnant (training advice & gear hacks)

by Jun 14, 2021Advice, Beginners, Pregnancy, Training0 comments

Written by Claire Maxted

June 14, 2021

So this is my pregnancy vlog from 2020 including some training advice and gear hacks that I came across in my journey. These might not work for everyone and it’s important to remember that everyone has their own pregnancy journey.

Some runners I know ran until a few days before labour, and others stopped when they reached trimester two. Whatever works best for you – celebrate your own journey and don’t compare yourself to anyone else. Hope this helps you!

SCROLL DOWN for links I mention in this film including my labour on Strava, DIY Gaviscon recipe, gear reviews playlist and blog.

If you’re wondering why I only started filming at 24 weeks this is because you can save most babies from this time onwards and prior to that I wasn’t in the right headspace to vlog. My previous pregnancy in 2019 had ended after 3 months with a miscarriage just before Christmas so I was constantly on edge thinking the same thing was going to happen again. Thankfully it didn’t, but this did make being pregnant more of a stressful time than a lovely experience for me personally. Hopefully you pregnancy will be a lot happier even if you can’t run! 

My labour on Strava – the Coros Pace 2 was great for this but I wasn’t sure what activity to list it as…strength workout maybe?

Coros Pace 2 review

DIY Gaviscon recipe

I had acid a lot during trimesters 2 & 3 due to the growing bump size, and anti-acid costs a bomb the way I was necking it, so here’s what I made from ingredients off of Amazon. 


4 tbsp Calcium carbonate

1/2 tsp Sodium alginate

1/2 tsp Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)

500-700ml Water

The main ingredient is water, depending on how thick you want it to be. You will need to keep tweaking this recipe as I didn’t get it quite perfect, but you basically need a nice base of 3 tbsp calcium carbonate, then half a tsp sodium alginate (the stuff that makes it gloopy), then half a tsp of sodium bicarb if you want to (this is not essential if it doesn’t agree with you to have too much of it). Then add a small amount of water to make a paste. Then keep adding more slowly so it doesn’t go too lumpy. Then get the hand blender out and whisk up all the lumps, then add the rest of the water or more if you need, to reach your desired consistency. 

Gear reviews playlist 

My blog about pottying Finley from 8 weeks old

Exercises & workouts playlist

Trail & ultra running training and advice playlist

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