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Pregnancy And Tri Training: Tips From Nicole DeBoom

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  • Published Aug 31, 2011
Photo: Bobbie Turner Photography

Working Out In The First Two Trimesters


First trimester:

Photo: Bobbie Turner Photography

You have to force yourself to slow down, which DeBoom admits is hard, especially if you are a long-course athlete. “But you have no reason now to do six-hour bike rides,” she said.

Second trimester:
Your body will naturally slow down, but you can still swim/bike/run.

However, biking during the second trimester puts pressure on your bladder. “I recommend to keep biking throughout your pregnancy, that way you get used to balancing yourself with the extra weight. I now have to sit more upright. But I go slower and just spend less time on the bike,” said DeBoom. “You also can still run, but you just can’t run as fast.”

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