★ RACE LIKE A MOTHER: KANSAS CITY ★
Ready to have the most fulfilling 10K, half-marathon, or marathon of your life?
Ready to be supported by an expert team, including a coach, sports psychologist and running-focused nutritionist?
Ready to share some miles—and finish-line tales—with local running friends, both new and old?
Race Like a Mother incorporates all the accessible, comprehensive elements of the Train Like a Mother programs you already love and trust and adds three new dimensions to them:
1. A Local Element: In addition to regular weekend group runs led by local #motherrunners, you’ll attend two in-person clinics with Train Like a Mother Head Coach Dimity McDowell.
Also, $20 of every Race Like a Mother registration will be donated to Women’s Intersport Network for Kansas City (WIN for KC), a local non-profit that empowers the lives of girls and women through advocating and promoting the lifetime value of sports and fitness, while providing opportunities for participation and leadership development.
2. Nutrition Advice: You’ll (virtually) take part in two interactive sessions with Stephanie Howe, Ph.D. in sports nutrition and elite ultra runner; she’ll devote one to eating on the run, and the other to eating for the run.
3. Mental Fitness Focus: Twice during the training cycle, you’ll (virtually) hang out with Dr. Justin Ross, sports psychologist, who will help you set appropriate race goals—and then help you thrive during training and nail race day.
How does it work? Glad you asked.
STEP ONE: PICK YOUR DISTANCE + PROGRAM
★ Select what race distance you’d like to go on October 19, then check out the program options and starting dates.
★ We have 15 unique programs included in Race Like a Mother, so you can pick the program that is perfect for your training preferences, race distance and overall goals:
—Three 10K Programs: 10K Run; 10K Race; Running by Heart Rate: 10K
—Six Half-Marathon Programs: 13.1: Run/Walk; 13.1: Run; 13.1: Race; 13.1: Crush; Running by Heart Rate: Half-Marathon, Level 1*; Running by Heart Rate: Half-Marathon Level 2*
—Six Marathon Programs: 26.2: Run/Walk the Distance; 26.2: Go the Distance; 26.2: Crush the Distance; 26.2: Obliterate the Distance; Running by Heart Rate: Marathon, Level 1*; Running by Heart Rate: Marathon, Level 2*
*Because of the length of the programs, Running by Heart Rate: Half Marathon + Marathon carry an additional $25 fee.
STEP TWO: START TRAINING (POSSIBLY)
★ Depending on the number of weeks in your program, you may or may not start training prior to our first in-person session. Here’s the line-up of starting dates.
STEP THREE: PEN IN SATURDAY, JUNE 15 FOR KICK-OFF!
★ On Saturday, June 15th, from 8:30 am to noon at Run 816, Dimity + Members of Team AMR will lead a half-day training session that includes a short run, strength class, foam rolling instruction, light brunch and plenty of our favorite swag for you.
★ We’ll also distribute a schedule of group training runs and locations so you can plan accordingly.
STEP FOUR: REGISTER FOR THE RACE
★ We’ll share a code for 15% off registration for the Kansas City 10K, half-marathon and marathon on October 19, 2019.
STEP FIVE: EMBRACE THE 360-DEGREE TRAINING EXPERIENCE
★ As you log your miles, bask in support and inspiration: you’ll have access to an interactive Facebook group, complete with weekly Q + A sessions with your coach, and weekly newsletters. If you hit a speed bump with injury or inspiration, we’ll help you with next best steps.
★ Attend group runs as you can; all are encouraged to attend, regardless of your race distance, specific workout that day, or pace.
★ You’ll build your mental fitness with two interactive webinars with sports psychologist Dr. Justin Ross.
★ You’ll focus on best nutrition practices, both on and off the road, during two interactive webinars with Stephanie Howe, Ph.D. in sports nutrition and elite ultra runner.
STEP SIX: WEAR YOUR RUN KC HAT AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE
★ Ok, you don’t have to sleep in it; we just wanted to call out the special Run KC hat, designed for this program and included with your Race Like a Mother registration.
STEP SEVEN: PEN IN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 FOR CELEBRATION!
★ Dimity + the AMR Team will be back in KC for race day! We’ll gather the evening of Friday, October 18 to chat about race day, laugh more than we should, and make sure you’re ready to rumble.
STEP EIGHT: RACE LIKE A MOTHER!
★We can’t wait to cheer you on!