DIMITY MCDOWELL
DIMITY MCDOWELLCHIEF TRAIN LIKE A MOTHER-ER
Denver, CO; Mother of two (ages 13 + 10)

Running like a mother since: 2010.
Coaching certifications: RRCA + Lydiard
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 14 + 11-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).

MARY-KATHERINE BROOKS FLEMING
MARY-KATHERINE BROOKS FLEMINGRUNNING COACH (HEART RATE-BASED CHALLENGES)
Denver, CO; Mother of three (ages 4, 3, 1)

Coaching since: 2014.
Coaching certifications: RRCA, Lydiard, Daniels + Life Time; Master BOSU Trainer
After a workout, I: Consume collagen gummies while I foam roll, then make a beeline for the shower. (I hate the feeling of sticky, sweaty skin. Once the run ends, my mood sours until that feeling is gone.)
Two athletic accomplishments:
1. I am still marathoning after 20 years.
2. I can carry one screaming, kicking toddler over each shoulder for up to half a mile without dropping them.
Two maternal accomplishments:
1.Pants: For real, I wear them even when I don’t have to.
2. I still want a fourth child. #winning
Don’t ask me to: Pretend.
Coaching style in one word: StageCoachLovesYou.

Coach MK’s Heart Rate Training Programs; 2017 program dates; and Heart Rate: Where to Start? Basics.

AMANDA LOUDIN
AMANDA LOUDINRUNNING COACH (TRADITIONAL CHALLENGES)
Ellicott City, MD; Mother of two (ages 15 + 12)

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; and 2017 program dates.

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.

LINDSEY HEIN
LINDSEY HEIN5K SUCCESS COACH
Indianapolis, IN; Mother of three (ages 4, 2, <1)

Coaching since: 2012.
Coaching certifications: RRCA
After a workout, I: Shower + eat.
Two athletic accomplishments:
1. Qualified for Boston twice: during my first marathon and four months postpartum. (I don’t recommend that.)
2. Ran 20 miles pushing a stroller. (Not sure I recommend that either.)
Two maternal accomplishments:
1. I’ve given up trying to “make” all the baby food and let them eat the damn flavor ice.
2. Deciding that as long as everyone’s sleeping, I dont really care if it’s in their bed or mine.
Don’t ask me to: Give up caffeine or carbs!
Coaching style in one-ish word: Fun but no BS.

Coach Lindsey’s 5K Success2017 program dates.

JENNIFER HARRISON
JENNIFER HARRISONTRIATHLON COACH
Chicago, IL; Mother of twins (age 14)

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 Jen + Liz’s Triathlon Programs; 2017 program dates; and Triathlon Gear List.

ELIZABETH WATERSTRAAT
ELIZABETH WATERSTRAATTRIATHLON COACH
Naperville, IL; Mother of three (6, 2, <1)

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 6 . 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 Jen + Liz’s Triathlon Programs; 2017 program dates; and Triathlon Gear List.

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.

DR. JUSTIN ROSS
DR. JUSTIN ROSSSPORTS PYSCHOLOGIST
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.