26.2: CRUSH THE DISTANCE: March/April 2018

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26.2: CRUSH THE DISTANCE: March/April 2018

$85.00

26.2: CRUSH THE DISTANCE

This 18-week marathon program is designed for injury-free runners who have run at least one marathon in the last three years and are looking to nail a brand-new PR. This plan isn’t for the faint at heart; some days, you will definitely need to dig deep and shovel in some badass #motherrunner grit to get it done, but when you do, you will be rewarded on race day with legs that are crazy strong and able to tackle the distance with a vigor that surprises you.

On this plan, you’ll do nine runs that are 15 or more miles long, including three 20-milers. If that sounds intense, well, it is. But if you are an injury-free recent marathoner and fired up are committed to 18 weeks of focus on 26.2, you are ready. Better yet? This program supports and guides you every step.We do our best to make sure you stay injury-free, providing short strength-training routines, a prehab routine, a mandatory weekly rest day, as well as a cross training or optional rest day at least once a week.

Over 18 weeks, you’ll have plenty of time to build, adapt, and be prepped to crush your next marathon with heart-pumping pride.

The race-specific plan is 18 weeks, and you will also receive a four-week Marathon Holding Plan, which you can use while waiting for your training wave to take off.

BIGGEST WEEK OF TRAINING: 48 miles

LONGEST LONG RUN DISTANCES: Three 20-milers, one 18 miler, and two 16’ers. (Too much? Consider 26.2: Go the Distance.)

CROSS TRAINING + STRENGTH TRAINING INCLUDED? One weekly workout is your choice: cross training or a rest day. There are SSSC’s (super short strength circuits) three times weekly, as well as a pre-hab routine Coach Amanda designed. You don’t need anything but your body weight for all strength training.

NUMBER OF RUNS WEEKLY: Typically five, with a few at four.

FIRST AND WORST (HARDEST) WEEKS:
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Not seeing your wave? Here are the registration dates and waves for upcoming Marathon Program. If your wave has already passed, please email us and we can work it out.

Product Description

26.2 CRUSH THE DISTANCE includes:

  • A mother-runner-friendly training plan. This 18-week marathon plan is designed for injury-free runners who have run at least one marathon in the last three years and are looking to nail a brand-new PR. This plan isn’t for the faint at heart; some days, you will definitely need to dig deep and shovel in some badass #motherrunner grit to get it done, but when you do, you will be rewarded on race day with legs that are crazy strong and able to tackle the distance with a vigor that surprises you.

    On this plan, you’ll do nine runs that are 15 or more miles long, including three 20-milers. If that sounds intense, well, it is. But if you are an injury-free recent marathoner and fired up are committed to 18 weeks of focus on 26.2, you are ready. Better yet? This program supports and guides you every step.We do our best to make sure you stay injury-free, providing short strength-training routines, a prehab routine, a mandatory weekly rest day, as well as a cross training or optional rest day at least once a week.

    Over 18 weeks, you’ll have plenty of time to build, adapt, and be prepped to crush your next marathon with heart-pumping pride.

    The race-specific plan is 18 weeks, and you will also receive a four-week Marathon Holding Plan, which you can use while waiting for your training wave to take off.

  • Miles of resources. The Train Like a Mother Club provides plenty of accessible resources that will benefit your running and lifestyle. Your registration gets you access to the private site, where you’ll find helpful articles; video demonstrations of strength training moves and running drills that are totally doable (read: less than five minutes! truly!) and will keep you running strong and injury-free.

    You’ll also receive exclusive Train Like a Mother podcasts, where we’ll answer all your individual training questions—and entertain you on your runs. As always, no question is too basic or TMI. We’ll also host exclusive pre-race webinars so you can chat with Coach Amanda to get all your individual questions answered.

  • Accountability—and camaraderie—galore. In addition to Train Like a Mother Club, you’ll also be invited to join a private Marathon Challenge club on Strava, where you can track your miles, and a private Marathon Challenge Facebook page, where you’ll quickly find an army of (funny, empathetic, inspiring) #motherruner teammates. You’ll share training tips, stories of good runs and bad, cheer each other on, and push each other out the door. Momentum comes from teamwork, and these Challenges roll on some serious #motherrunner momentum.

  • Expert, Accessible Guidance. We pop in via email weekly with a newsletter, as well as have a weekly Q+A with Coach Amanda on the Facebook page, gear giveaways galore, and discounts on training essentials.

  • A Training Peaks Account. This comprehensive training tool will help you chart the nearly daily growth of your endurance base. It also sends you a daily email with your workouts for today and tomorrow so you can plan accordingly.

  • Best.Swag.Bag.Ever. As part of your registration, you will receive a package stocked training essentials, including a tube of Nuun, packets of GU, a pair of Balega socks, and samples of SweatX sports detergent. (Shipping of $6.50 on U.S. orders and $15 for international orders will be added to your registration at checkout to cover the cost of getting these goodies to your mailbox.)

  • Sweet Discounts—and Giveaways—on Gear. Throughout the Challenge, we’ll offer deep discounts on some of our favorite running things, as well as straight-up giveaways.

FAQs

  • How do I know if this is the right training plan for me?
    To CRUSH THE DISTANCE—and the training for it—mother runners should have at least one marathon in the past three years under their belts. In addition, it is essential to enter this plan with a solid base—long runs begin at 10 miles—and an injury free body.

    If that isn’t you, consider 26.2: GO THE DISTANCE.

    BIGGEST WEEK OF TRAINING: 48 miles

    LONGEST LONG RUN DISTANCES: Three 20-milers, one 18 miler, and two 16’ers.

    If that feels like too much for your running experience or your schedule, consider 26.2: GO THE DISTANCE.

  • Does the registration fee include a race?
    No. The fee is for the comprehensive training plan, unlimited support, miles of resources, exclusive podcasts, and swag package, which will help you nail your marathon, both physically and mentally. At the end of the wave, you will participate in the organized marathon of your choice; you can also choose to run a marathon on your own, if that works better for you.

  • Wait: So I have to pay for this Challenge and a marathon entry fee?
    Yep—and we’ve heard again and again it’s worth it. Staying committed and motivated during the days, weeks, and, yes, months of training can be ridiculously hard. If you can do that—and these programs are all about accountability and inspiration—race day becomes a celebratory victory lap, not a slog full of self-doubt.

  • What are target races?
    Good question! Target races are races where we are expecting a critical mass of #motherrunners and TLAM coaches, so you’ll have both teammates and coaches to enhance your weekend! We’ll have a shake-out run, some kind of party-ish gathering, and cheering sections. They are a blast! We will put out a call early in the programs to identify people who will be at the Target Race, so if you need a roommate, we can help you out. (Don’t be shy about attending alone! Truly.)

    Please note: For target races, you are responsible for your own entry, travel, meals, etc. The only situation that doesn’t hold true is the AMR Retreat.

  • Can you please explain the shipping charges?
    Within a few weeks of registration, every participant in a Train Like a Mother program receives a stocked swag package with some of our favorite training essentials. Domestic #motherrunners are charged $6.50 for shipping; international #motherrunners are charged $15 for shipping. Celebratory merchandise has no shipping charges if ordered at the time of registration; we’ll ship it with your swag package. If you order at a time other than registration, we need to charge shipping.

  • What if my target race isn’t in one of the waves you have listed above?
    We still have you covered. Here are the registration dates and waves for upcoming Marathon Programs.

  • What if I realize this isn’t the right training plan for me? 
    We definitely want this to work into your life and your running lifestyle. You can email us within 2 weeks of starting the program and we will set you up with another plan or a credit for an upcoming challenge. We will not be able to issue a straight-up refund.

  • What if I get injured or really sick?
    With a smart training plan, doable strength training, and advice on foam rolling and other self-care, we’re going to do our best to keep you injury-free. That said, if you have an injury or illness that totally slays your training, let us know. We’ll work with you to get you a credit for an upcoming program.