★ 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 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.
STEP ONE: PICK YOUR DISTANCE + PROGRAM
★ 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: Will be posted on May 20
—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 May 20
—One Ultra Loony (5K, 10K, marathon) Program: Will be posted on April 19*
*Because of the length of the programs, Running by Heart Rate: Marathon and the Ultra Loony Program 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 8 FOR KICK-OFF!
★ 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. Location details are being finalized and will be shared shortly.
★ We’ll also distribute a schedule of group training runs and locations so you can plan accordingly.
STEP FOUR: REGISTER FOR THE RACE
★ Sign up for your race distance. The first 30 people who register for the 10-mile option in Race Like a Mother: Twin Cities will receive guaranteed entry to the Twin Cities 10 Mile on October 6. You will still need to pay for the race entry, but you do not have to enter the lottery; we will share details with you if you are one of the first 30.
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 TWIN CITIES HAT AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE
★ 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.
STEP SEVEN: PEN IN SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 FOR CELEBRATION!
★ 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.
STEP EIGHT: RACE LIKE A MOTHER!
★We can’t wait to cheer you on!