ULTRA PROGRAM: 50 MILE

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  • ULTRA 50 MILE

ULTRA PROGRAM: 50 MILE

$300.00

50 MILE PROGRAM

This 24-week 50 Mile program is designed for beginner to intermediate runners who have their sights set on a 50 Mile race, likely on trails, sometime between mid-August-December 2017. There are five to six weekly runs and two weekly strength circuits that build a strong, capable body + mind so you can go the distance, feeling solid and happy, on race day.

THE PREREQS
In order to thrive in the program, we ask that you have these prereqs:

  • Completed a 50K within 12 months of starting program
  • Injury-free (or almost there with regular PT and exercises)
  • Nearby trail you can train on at least 1x/week (more is better)
  • A nearby physical therapist who knows your body + your goals and who you can see regularly, especially in the thick of training
  • A foam rolling routine you will complete regularly (at least 3x a week)
  • Enough time to train and recovery properly (time to prepare food + eat well, foam roll, get adequate sleep)

If you don't meet them but are drooling at the thought of a 50 Miler, please email us at tlamclub@anothermotherrunner.com and we'll chat.

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Although we are opening registration now, the first  24-week training wave will go off on March 6, in preparation for a race the weekend of August 19-20. We will not have the plans ready until March 6 (at the latest; they may be ready earlier.)

We will, however, have the Facebook page open, so you can get to know your fellow soon-to-be ultra #motherrunners.

After Wave 1 (March 6- August 19-20: race weekend) goes off, we can train anybody for a race through the end of December 2017.

We have identified The North Face San Francisco (Likely December 2-3; Marathon + 50K + 50 Mile) as a Potential Target Race. Target races are races where we will have a critical mass of #motherrunners, and Coach Stephanie and Dimity will be in attendance; once we have it solidified, we will let you know.

You do not have to race at the target race; we can train you for any race around the world.

Finally once we have registration underway, we will contact you for your race date so we can get you in the appropriate training wave.

TWO SAMPLE WEEKS
Please note: these are definitely higher mileage weeks towards the peak of training.
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Product Description

The 50 MILE PROGRAM includes:

  • A 50 MILE training plan that fits beginner to intermediate ultra runners. This 24-week, hands-on program is designed for beginner to intermediate triathletes who have their sights set on a 50 miler run (31 mile).

    During the week, runs will be in the 60 min. range for distance runs, and 40-50 min for recovery runs. As the cycle peaks, the longest run during the week will be up to 10-14 miles. The longest run in the cycle will be 30-35 miles, with back-to-back weekend runs being a key for success. Time on your feet is MUCH more important than miles for ultra preparation.

    Hear Coach Stephanie talk about her background + the program on a Train Like a Mother webinar.

  • Miles of Resources. Your registration gets you access to the Train Like a Mother private site, where you’ll find helpful articles; video demonstrations of strength training moves, foam rolling routines, and running drills that are totally doable (read: less than five minutes! truly!) and will keep you running strong and injury-free; and plenty of other tips and tricks to compliment your heart rate-based training.

  • 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 drills that are totally doable (read: less than five minutes! truly!) and will keep you training strong and injury-free.

    You’ll also receive exclusive Train Like a Mother podcasts, where we’ll answer all your individual training questions—and dive deep in trail running and ultra prepration. As always, no question is too basic or TMI. We’ll also host helpful webinars so you can chat with Coach Stephanie to get all your individual questions answered. We will also have two webinars devoted solely to nutrition: one for eating off the trail, one for eating on the trail.

  • Accountability—and camaraderie—galore. In addition to Train Like a Mother Club, you’ll also be invited to join a private Ultra Challenge club on Strava, where you can track your miles, and a private Ultra Challenge Facebook page, where you’ll quickly find an army of (funny, empathetic, inspiring) #motherrunner 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’re here to guide your every stroke and mile. In addition to the webinars and podcasts, we pop in via email weekly with a tip- and advice-heavy newsletter, as well as have a weekly Q+A with the coaches on the Facebook page. Coach Stephanie will host regular office hours, where you can schedule a call to discuss your training questions.

  • 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.)

  • Optional Celebratory Merchandise. We’ve got a brand new Like a Mother long sleeve tech shirt and a range of custom shoe tags—we’re calling them the new finishing medal—including don’t think/just go; #BAMR; and Stay Strong.

  • 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?
    This 24-week plan will most likely fit your needs, if you are a beginning to intermediate-level ultra runner who is taking on a 50 miler on or after August 19-20, 2017.

    In order to thrive in the program, we ask that you have these prereqs:
    —Completed a 50K within 12 months of starting program
    —Injury-free (or almost there with regular PT and exercises)
    —Nearby trail you can train on at least 1x/week (more is better)
    —A nearby physical therapist who knows your body + your goals and who you can see regularly, especially in the thick of training
    —A foam rolling routine you will complete regularly (at least 3x a week)
    —Enough time to train and recovery properly (time to prepare food + eat well, foam roll, get adequate sleep)

    If you don’t meet them but are drooling at the thought of a 50 Mile Race, please email us at tlamclub@anothermotherrunner.com and we’ll chat.

    TRAINING BASICS: Most weekday runs will be in the 60-75 min. range for distance runs, and 40-50 min for recovery runs. As the cycle peaks, the longest run during the week will be up to 10-14 miles.

    You will strength train two days a week, 20-30 minutes. The exercises will be provided, and the circuit will change depending on the phase of training. As we get closer to race day, the volume of strength training will be less, but intensity will be higher (think: shorter, quick reps, more powerful exercises).

    LONGEST WORKOUT DISTANCES: 30-35 miles.

  • $300 feels spendy for a training plan. Why is it so much?
    An Ultra is not an undertaking to be taken lightly; you will be dedicating plenty of hours hours per weekend to exercise (not including showering, foam rolling, stretching, proper nutrition). You’ll also have workouts on three to four weekdays. Not only do you need to get your lungs and legs ready for race day, you’ll need to have your nutrition dialed, your sleep adequate, your motivation steady to high for months on end.

    It’s easy to be excited and follow a free plan you pulled off the Internet for a few weeks, but what happens when you get sick? Injured? When you realize that a big work trip and your longest run of the cycle coincide? Who is going to help you adjust your plan, rebuild your confidence, get you back on a solid, strong track? (Answer: Coach Stephanie. You have an issue? We promise, she’s seen—and solved—it.)

    And what happens when you’re in the thick of your training, feeling exhausted and unsupported by your loving but not-quite-understanding family, confident that signing up for a race that will take you seven hours to finish was the worst decision of your life?

    If you’re on that Internet plan, you quit and eat the registration fee + travel costs. Or decide you really don’t need to do back-to-back long runs every weekend. So you don’t cross the starting line—or are really disappointed when you cross the finish line.

    A coach of Stephanie’s caliber costs, on average, $400/month. This program costs $50/month, and comes with an elite coach who has a Ph.D. in exercise science and nutrition; an army of teammates who completely understand your motivation and will root for you with every stride and stroke; and plenty of entertainment, information, and laughs along the way.

    If you’re committing to the hardest athletic thing you’ve ever done, the fee will be worth every dollar.

  • 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 triathlon, both physically and mentally. At the end of the wave, you will participate in the organized triathlon of your choice.

  • Wait: So I have to pay for this Challenge and an Ultra 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.

  • 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.

  • I’m racing in June. Can you help me?
    Unfortunately, not this year. Timing-wise, the 24-week program can get you ready for races in mid-August-December. The first wave of training will officially kick off on March 6.

  • 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 at tlamclub@anothermotherrunner.com 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 at tlamclub@anothermotherrunner.com. We’ll work with you to get you a credit for an upcoming program.

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