DIMITY MCDOWELL
DIMITY MCDOWELLCHIEF TRAIN LIKE A MOTHER-ER
Denver, CO; Mother of two (ages 16 + 13)

Running like a mother since: 2010.
Coaching certifications: RRCA Level I + II
After a workout, I: Am flying at about 30,000 feet and am ready to face the day.
Two athletic accomplishments:
1. Looking like a total badass in the above picture. (I may look intense, but I am decidedly not.)

2. Finisher of large variety of races from trails to triathlons.
Two maternal accomplishments:
1. Getting my kids to watch (but likely not understand) “60 Minutes” with me on Sunday nights, like I did with my mom.
2. Not confusing their names more than 3 times daily.
Don’t ask me to: Run another road marathon. A trail one? Youbetcha.
Coaching style in one word: Cheerleader.

SARAH BOWEN SHEA
SARAH BOWEN SHEACO-ANOTHER MOTHER RUNNER-ER
Portland, Oregon; Mother of three (ages 17 + 14-year-old twins)

Running like a mother since: 2010.
After a workout, I: gotta take a shower, otherwise my hands turn into ice pops!
Two athletic accomplishments:
1. Qualified for and ran Boston Marathon twice (and, thanks to extreme heat, they are my two slowest 26.2s!)
2. Back in the day, won an adventure race w/ two other women, narrowly beating out a team of (badass) Playboy bunnies.
Two maternal accomplishments:
1. Exclusively breastfed our boy-girl twins for a year.
2. I kept our older daughter alive during that same year.
Don’t ask me to: break up with my best running friend, Molly. I love her with all my heart!
Coaching style in one word: By-the-book (as in, Train Like a Mother).

AMANDA LOUDIN
AMANDA LOUDINRUNNING COACH (TRADITIONAL PROGRAMS)
Ellicott City, MD; Mother of two (ages 18 + 15)

Coaching since: 2010.
Coaching certifications: RRCA
After a workout, I: Load up with a big breakfast. I don’t eat before I workout so I love a good refueling meal!
Two athletic accomplishments:
1. Completed Ironman Lake Placid (in 1999, the very first IM Lake Placid).
2. Qualified for Boston at my first marathon in 1998.
Two maternal accomplishments:
1. I have raised readers, which warms my book-loving heart.
2. I think/hope I have raised two kind kids who can care/think about others.
Don’t ask me to: Listen to my daughter’s choice in music!
Coaching style in one word: Interactive. (Big believer that a coach is only as good as the feedback she gets from athletes.)

Coach Amanda’s Traditional Running Programs

JENNIFER HARRISON
JENNIFER HARRISONTRIATHLON AND RUNNING COACH (RUNNING BY HEART RATE PROGRAMS)
Chicago, IL; Mother of twins (age 16)

Coaching since: 1999.
Coaching certifications: USA Triathlon Level 1 + 2; RRCA
After a workout, I: EAT!
Two athletic accomplishments:
1.USA Triathlon All American for 15+ years.
2. 3x Ironman Hawaii finisher.
Two maternal accomplishments:
1. My kids are still alive at 14.
2. Although they may be typical grumpy teenagers, they are kind and say please and thank you. So I did something right.

Don’t ask me to: Stay up past 10 pm or give up chocolate.
Coaching style in one word: Thorough.

Coach Jennifer’s Triathlon Programs + Running by Heart Rate Programs

ELIZABETH WATERSTRAAT
ELIZABETH WATERSTRAATTRIATHLON AND RUNNING COACH (RUNNING BY HEART RATE PROGRAMS)
Naperville, IL; Mother of three (8, 5, 3)

Coaching since: 2010.
Coaching certifications: USA Triathlon Youth & Junior + Level 2; US Master’s Swimming Level III; RRCA + Lydiard
After a workout, I: Focus on recovery! I put food and drink into my mouth within 30 minutes.
Two athletic accomplishments:
1. 4x Ironman World Championship qualifier.
2. 4x National Long Course Triathlon Champion.
Two maternal accomplishments:
1.  3 kids under age 8. That’s so wrong, there’s no way I can be right.
2. They eat vegetables. (And by that, I mean they eat peas!)
Don’t ask me to: Listen to excuses. Make it happen, find a way!
Coaching style in one word: Educational.

Coach Liz’s Triathlon Programs + Running by Heart Rate Programs

STEPHANIE HOWE VIOLETT
STEPHANIE HOWE VIOLETTULTRA COACH
Bend, OR; Mother of one four-legged

Coaching since: 2010.
Coaching certifications: MS Exercise Physiology; PhD in Exercise Physiology + Nutrition.
After a workout, I: Eat my post-run snack, put on comfy pants, stretch + smile. Usually a good sigh or too in there as well.
Two athletic accomplishments:
1.Winner of 2014 Western States (100 miles).
2.Overall (male + female) winner of 2017 Bandera 100K, the national championship.
My take on being Riley’s mom:
My day is just better with my dog. How can you not smile when you come home to someone SO excited to see you no matter what?!
Don’t ask me to: Eat caramels or take a cruise.
Coaching style in one(ish) word: Quality over quantity.

Coach Stephanie’s Ultra Programs.

JENN GILL
JENN GILLRUNNING COACH (5K + RELAY PROGRAMS)
San Diego, CA; mother of 3 (13 + 8 yo twins)

Coaching since: 2007.
Coaching certifications: RRCA, NASM, MPH in Health Education
After a workout, I: feel like I can handle anything. After a big breakfast and shower, of course.
Two athletic accomplishments:
1. Completed the San Diego 100-miler in June 2017!
2. Running for almost 30 years; my only breaks have been to have babies.
Two maternal accomplishments:
1. My body does not do pregnancy well. I am grateful I was able to have three kids.
2. Moving across the country with newborn twins and a five-year-old.
Don’t ask me to: Move across the country again!
Coaching style in one word: Passionate.

Coach Jenn’s 5K Programs + Relay Programs

ELLIE KEMPTON
ELLIE KEMPTONSPORTS NUTRITIONIST/DIETICIAN
Denver, CO; Mother of one four-legged

Coaching since: 2011
Coaching certificationsMSN, RD

After a workout, I: I immediately begin thinking about what I’m going to eat (duh!). My favorite post-workout meal? My original Microwavable English Muffin + egg, with avocado, butter (glorious butter!) and a drizzle of raw honey.
Two athletic accomplishments:
1. Two-time Olympic Swimming Trials qualifier.
2. Four-time Athletic and Academic All-American.
Two maternal accomplishments:
1.  Do four-legged kids count? Ok, good. I rescued a racehorse off the track, and, despite a few broken bones and concussions I incurred along the way, trained him to be a three-day eventing competitor. (Selfishly, I’m hoping kids are less dangerous.)
2. Currently raising a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy to be my running partner.
Don’t ask me to: Go more than three days without dark chocolate or grass-fed butter; they give me wings!
Coaching style in one word: Empathetic. I listen to your story, which drives my protocol for you.

Ellie’s Nutrition Programs

DR. JUSTIN ROSS
DR. JUSTIN ROSSSPORTS PSYCHOLOGIST
Denver, CO; Father of two (ages 4 + 2)

Coaching since: 2007
Professional certificationsPsyD
After a workout, I: foam roll, stretch, and drink coconut water with protein.
Two athletic accomplishments:
1. Qualified for Boston in 2016 with a 3:03 marathon.
2  5:15 PR at Boulder 70.3 in 2015.
Two paternal accomplishments:
1. Keeping my two kids healthy and relatively well adjusted is the biggest achievement and continued focus I have as a father.
2. That’s more than enough, right?
Don’t ask me to: Fix you. You’re not broken.
One word that describes my coaching style: Collaborative.

Dr. Ross’s Perform Like a Mother series.