The Train Like a Mother (TLAM) podcast speaks to a wide array of comprehensive running programs, from 5Ks to half-marathons, marathons, and even 50-mile ultras for beginning or resuming runners all the way up to multi-time marathoners. Expert coaches, plus host Dimity McDowell of Another Mother Runner fame, offer advice, motivation, and support from the first step to the finish line. Find TLAM Club programs at trainlikeamother.club
Here's the Latest Episode from Train Like A Mother:
Coach Amanda and Dimity cover race pace--and effort associated with race pace (the metric to use in July)--as well as fueling for long runs and how to stop yourself from mentally "taking the deal" during a race.
Among other things, Coach Jen and Dimity talk through mitigating open water anxiety, the beauty of a sprint triathlon, fueling properly in a Half-Ironman (a helpful one-on-one conversation with an athlete!) and the things every triathlete should do for a great race.
Besides talking through/slightly complaining about running in the July heat, Coach Liz and Dimity talk heart rate zones--and how to thread the needle of them; what workouts to prioritize on vacation; and how to fuel properly for long runs (hint: it's more than you think you need!).
Train Like a Mother Club coach Amanda Loudin and Dimity touch on all the race distances from 10K to the marathon, answering questions on everything from race pace vs. training pace; how to execute tempo runs (such an elusive fox!); and end with advice for the Zermatt marathon, a beast of a race that climbs over 6,500 feet! (Go get 'em Amy!)
Join Train Like a Mother Club coach Elizabeth Waterstraat and Dimity as they talk through a variety of topics, including the basics of lactate threshold (and how to mentally hang on during those tough workouts!), as well as why your calves and Achilles tendons might be a little sore as you transition to heart rate training.
Train Like a Mother Club 5K Coach Jenn Gill + Dimity talk through the ups and downs of training for a 5K, including accepting the (plentiful) mediocre runs and how to deal with a packed schedule—and when to squeeze in a short run and when to let it go.
Getting ready for some the triathlon season, Coach Jennifer Harrison + Dimity talk through swimming-related workouts, including where to find a helpful on-deck coach, how many form things you can focus on at a time (hint: it's less than two), and how to prepare for the open water when you only have a pool. (Note: if Dimity seems a little out of it, she was; the stomach flu was knocking on her door.)
Join elite ultra runner + Train Like a Mother Club coach Stephanie Howe Violett and Dimity as they talk through training for—and finishing!—your first 50k or 50-miler. Among other things, the duo cover how to pick the right race for you; what kind of prereqs, both mentally and physically, an ultra requires; and why conservative (not crazy!) mileage is actually key for a great training cycle.On March 2-3, 2019, use code ULTRA2019 in the Train Like a Mother Club to receive 20% off the 50k + 50-mile plans, 24-week, comprehensive programs that will get you primed to run a long, long way!
Running by Heart Rate: Race Day Tips + Strategy by Another Mother Runner
Join Coaches Jennifer Harrison and Elizabeth Waterstraat (and Dimity) as they talk through the basics of Running by Heart Rate for the Introduction program in the Train Like a Mother Club.
Heading into the off-season for triathlon, Train Like a Mother triathlon coach Jennifer Harrison + Dimity talk about frequency over duration, the key for improving before structured training begins again. In addition, they duo talk at length about Ironman races, which 140.6's are best for beginners, and why flat bike courses can be surprisingly challenging, especially if you have to empty your bladder on the fly.
After chatting about her helicoper ride out of the UTMB in August, Train Like a Mother Ultra Coach Stephanie Violett tackles questions from her athletes: how to move efficiently through an aid station (hint: it takes some prep!); how to dress so that weather doesn't become a factor; and why the step up from 50k to 50 miles is much more than just 18 or so miles.
Train Like a Mother Coach Amanda Loudin + Dimity hit the start—and finish—line with a variety of questions + answers. The duo hits on what to wear in the rain on race day; how to mitigate hip pain on a long run; and why mile 11 of a half-marathon is (likely) never going to feel good
Train Like a Mother Coach Amanda Loudin + Dimity unpack loads of running questions, including why your GPS shouldn't be the boss of you; how to balance a week of walking at Disney World with a half-marathon training plan; and what to do with yourself, post-first-marathon.
Train Like a Mother Triathlon Coaches Jennifer Harrison + Elizabeth Waterstraat chat with Dimity about everything from Coach Jen's Ironman training (you'll be surprised at her biggest complaint about it!) to proper passing etiquette on the bike portion of a triathlon. They also hit on off-season training and how to set yourself up for the best season yet. (Hint: you *may* need to get in the pool this winter.)
In this podcast, Coach Stephanie and Dimity discuss Stephanie's recent 6th place finish in the grueling Western States 100—and why her strong finish was a bit of a disappointment. Then Stephanie puts on her coaching cap, and answers a variety of training questions, including pacing in the heat and running race paces during long runs.
After celebrating two sub-two half-marathon successes from Train Like a Mother athletes, Coach Amanda and Dimity dive into a variety of topics and questions, including how to pick optimal training paces for a first-time marathoner (spoiler alert: it doesn't involve your GPS!); how to deal with knee pain; and why the weather forecast should be a priority as you look at your weekly schedule this summer.
In this special episode, Train Like a Mother triathlon coaches Jennifer Harrison + Elizabeth Waterstraat and Dimity talk swimming with Olympian Sheila Taormina, an amazing athlete who competed in four different Games in three different sports (swimming, triathlon, modern pentathlon). Taormina is also the author of Swim Speed Secrets--and she shares some of her most effective ways to become a faster, stronger swimmer.
Train Like a Mother Running Coach Amanda Loudin talks through injuries—and why racing on one isn't a great idea—as well as how to deal with a persnickity GI on race day. (Thumb's up to peppermint gum; thumb's down to caffeinated gels.)
Train Like a Mother Ultra Coach Stephanie Violett Howe talks through hydration, electrolytes and salt tabs (hint: you want them!). She also hits on how to rearrange a training schedule, using hiking poles, seeing snakes on the trail, and getting through races that are much more challenging than you anticipated by sharing specific details about her recent 50-miler in Peru.
As most of the country heads into its ninth month of winter, triathlon coach Jennifer Harrison and Dimity talk about strategies for staying motivated on the bike trainer. (Read: they give Netflix recommendations.) The duo also touches on what you need to think about on the bike when the roads clear, as well as how to make sure to not drop the swimming workouts when you travel. And the word of the podcast? Participatory.
A Pre-Run Mental Focus, guided by Dr. Justin Ross, a Denver-based sports psychologist and coach of the Perform Like a Mother series.In this exercise, Justin helps you set your mind pre-run by prompting you to focus on your breath, your senses, and your workout goals. Using this sequence regularly, before you head out for your miles, will help you get the most, both mentally and physically, out of any run.
After Dimity and Jenn discuss Jenn's surprising win in a recent 50k (wahoo!), the two dive into Ragnar essentials. You'll learn why strength training isn't optional (especially for Ragnar!), how Twizzlers can work into a Ragnarian's diet, and how to thrive during training and race day(s).
Train Like a Mother Running Coach Amanda Loudin answers a variety of questions from #motherrunners training for 10ks, half-marathons and marathons, and also talks through her perspective on paces. (Paces for easy effort runs, paces for racing, paces for intervals and fast finishes, among others--and spoiler alert: They don't involve numbers!)
Train Like a Mother Triathlon Coach Jennifer Harrison addresses everything from cadence on the bike (80-low 90 rpms is ideal, in case you were wondering) to how to train for a sprint triathlon summer series to why "purposeful" is a great adjective for training transitions. Tune in to increase your swim/bike/run knowledge!
Train Like a Mother Ultra Coach Stephanie Howe Violett talks through a variety of ultra-marathon related topics, including how to fuel for training runs, how much rest you need between races, and what kind of performance goals she has for herself in 2018 (the answer will surprise you!).
Coach MK Fleming and Dimity are back minding their beats again; this time, the duo chats with #motherrunners who have already been through a training cycle with heart rate. Lots of great MK advice ("PR's are built in the off season with strength") woven into planning schedules for 2018.
Coach Amanda Loudin and Dimity McDowell dive into the 10K, half-marathon and marathon programs in the Train Like a Mother Club; the duo's marathon-length conversation covers everything from running your first marathon post-baby to winning your half-marathon age group at age 66. (BAMR!)
Triathlon Coach Jennifer Harrison and Dimity McDowell talk through the details the Train Like a Mother triathlon programs, which include sprint, Olympic, Half-Ironman and (new for 2018!) Ironman programs. They also answer a variety of questions from triathletes, covering everything from why you should try clipless pedals to how to ramp up to a Ironman distance plan.
Coach Mary-Katherine Flemming and Dimity McDowell give an overview of basics of heart rate training, including equipment, perspective, benefits, The pair also talks through the heart rate-based program offerings in the Train Like a Mother Club and answers a range of questions from #motherrunners who are interested in minding their beats.
Train Like a Mother Triathlon Coaches Jennifer Harrison and Elizabeth Waterstraat talk through priorities in and maintaining fitness during the off-season of triathlon; learn why frequency trumps duration every time. Check out the programs at https://trainlikeamother.club
Recorded live at the Run + Refresh Retreat
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