Race Like a Mother: Twin Cities


Race Like a Mother: Twin Cities



Ready to have the most fulfilling 10K, 10 Mile, marathon—or Loony race experience—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?

Then you’re ready to Race Like a Mother at the Twin Cities Marathon, 10 Mile + 10K!

 Race Like a Mother Twin Cities

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 Mile in My Shoes, a local non-profit that connects running mentors with newer runners who are experiencing homelessness or are living in a transitional housing facility.

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.

Select what race distance you’d like to go on October 5 or  6, then check out the program options and start dates.

We have 12 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
One 10-Mile Program: 10 Mile: Run/Race
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*
One Loony (5K, 10K, 10 mile) Program: Will be posted on June 10
One Ultra Loony (5K, 10K, marathon) Program: Will be available in for race weekend 2020.

*Because of the length of the programs, Running by Heart Rate: Marathon and the Ultra Loony Program carry an additional $25 fee.

★ 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.

 Race Like a Mother Twin Cities

On Saturday, June 8th, from 8:30 am to noon, 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 be hanging at Mill City Running (411 E. Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55414), and hope you can join us!

We’ll also distribute a schedule of group training runs and locations so you can plan accordingly.

 Sign up for your race distance.

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.

Ok, you don’t have to sleep in it; we just wanted to call out the special Run Twin Cities running trucker hat—blends the wicking of running hats with the style of trucker hats—designed for this program and included with your Race Like a Mother registration.

Dimity + the AMR Team will be back in the Twin Cities for race day! We’ll gather the morning of Saturday, October 5 to chat about race day, laugh more than we should, and make sure you’re ready to rumble.

 Race Like a Mother Twin Cities

We can’t wait to cheer you on!

Product Description

Can you recap what’s included with
Race Like a Mother Twin Cities registration?
(And can you please use the star symbols?)

Ys and Ys!

When you register for Race Like a Mother Twin Cities, you receive:
One of 12 comprehensive Train Like a Mother training programs, which feature a detailed PDF of your program; a Training Peaks account with program workouts loaded so you get a daily reminder of the workout; expert coaches to answer your questions and help you over speed bumps; a private Facebook page + Strava club.
Two interactive nutrition webinars with Stephanie Violett, Ph.D.
Two interactive sports psychology webinars with Dr. Justin Ross
Two local in-person clinics with Dimity and Team AMR Members: one to get you psyched up to train, and one to calm you down to race
A bundle of our favorite training gear
A community of local teammates and access to regular training runs
And let’s not forget the Run Twin Cities ht!

Additional Information

Choose your program

All Traditional Programs + Running by Heart Rate: 10K, Running by Heart Rate: Half-Marathon + Marathon

Do I have to live in the Twin Cities to participate?
Nope. You can live anywhere and still Race Like a Mother in the Twin Cities. The in-person elements definitely add a level of connection and community, so if you’re kinda nearby, we’d love for you to join us for the Kick Off and Celebration.

What if I’m local but can’t make the June 8 or October 6 dates?
We’d still love to have you join the program! If you can’t make June 8, we’ll be sure to deliver your special package, filled with your Run TC hat and training gear we love, and also get you all the additional training information we distribute. Ditto for October 6: We’ll miss your presence, but we’ll be sure you don’t miss anything important!

What if I’m busy during one of the nutrition or sports psychology webinars? 
We’ll put out a call for questions in advance, so we’ve got you covered then. Then we’ll record the sessions and share them, both in video and podcast format, so you can watch and/or listen at your leisure.

What will the 10-mile, Loony and Ultra-Loony programs be like?
They are designed with an “average” runner in mind (and yes, we realize all runners are far from average). The goal for all three programs is to get you across the finish line(s) feeling strong and capable, having enjoyed your race day because you were properly trained. The workouts will include a variety of runs, a day of cross-training and two to three days of strength circuits.

The 10-mile program is 15 weeks long and the longest run tops out at 10-12 miles; the Loony program is also 15 weeks long and the longest run tops at 10-12; and the Ultra-Loony program, which is based on heart rate, is 24 weeks long and the longest run tops out at 3 hours, 15 minutes.

Check out the starting dates for each program.

How much does it cost?
The comprehensive Race Like a Mother package is $199. Because of the length of the Running by Heart Rate: Marathon and Ultra Loony programs (both 24 weeks), there is an additional $25 charge.

Is race entry included with Race Like a Mother registration?
No,  but we’ve heard time and time again that proper preparation—and this is as thorough as you can get—is beyond valuable, and makes race day a party, not a slog.

What’s in the bundle of “our favorite training gear?”
Think strength training aids, our favorite socks, Nuun tablets, GU products, and a few other must-haves from the AMR vault.

What if I realize this isn’t the right training program 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 program or a credit for an upcoming program. 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.

Other questions? Happy to help: just email us.


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