Stride Into Summer: May 15-June 18

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Stride Into Summer: May 15-June 18



Stride Into Summer  is five weeks of unique, fun workouts that blend running and strength training. (Read: You rarely repeat a workout.) Stride Into Summer has you sweating five days a week, with an option for a sixth day of a yoga session if your schedule allows.

This five-week Challenge is all about forward motion, fitness, accountability and community, not about training for a specific race. The workouts are one-size-fits-all, whether you’re a walker, run/walker, or runner, and whether you’re just starting to run, coming back to it after a decade off, or just need a little push to get you jump started again.

The shortest workout is 20 minutes, the longest is 40-90 minutes (one longer run on the weekend), with most sessions clocking in around 30 minutes.

There are no waves for Stride Into Summer: Everybody starts on May 15, and the program ends on June 18.

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Product Description

The Stride Into Summer Program includes:

  • A mother-runner-friendly training plan. Stride Into Summer, a five-week program, is designed for any mother who needs forward motion in her life. (Read: all of us!) With a variety of workouts that can be done by runners, walkers, or run/walkers, the Stride plans are all about making exercise a habit—or simply taking a break from more regimented training. The workouts, which incorporate strength training regularly, range in time from 20-45 minutes on weekdays to  45-90 minutes for a longer session on the weekend. With simple runs to stair circuits to running-specific skills like negative splits, both your body and mind will be engaged throughout the plan.

  • Miles of resources. The new 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; great recipes for fueling; and a members-only forum where you can ask any question or lend a helping hand to a fellow #motherrunner.

    You’ll also receive 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.

  • Accountability—and camaraderie—galore. In addition to Train Like a Mother Club, you’ll also be invited to join a private Stride Into Summer on Strava, where you can track your miles, and a private Stride Into Summer 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.

    We’ll post the workout each morning on Facebook, so you’ll have a daily reminder of what workout needs to go on your to-do list.

  • 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 sweet ♥ Run Tech Tank and a range of custom shoe tags—we’re calling them the new finishing medal—including ♥ Rundon’t think/just go; #BAMR; and Stay Strong. And a #BAMR wrist wrap because…well, we just couldn’t resist.

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


  • How do I know if this is the right training plan for me?

    If you want motivation and accountability for five weeks, this is the right plan for you. You can be a beginning runner, a long-time runner, or somebody who is coming back after a long break. The workouts can be adapted for walkers, run/walkers, or runners. The value is in the movement, not the speed.

    We’re aiming for five workouts a week for five weeks–or somewhere close to that. On days when, despite your best intentions, you simply cannot slide in a workout, don’t beat yourself up. You will live to sweat another day. That said, sometimes you just can’t swing the workout as written. In that case, a 20-minute walk or run is a beautiful thing. Seriously.

  • Does the registration fee include a race?
    No, and here’s why: Stride Into Summer is all about getting it done—and minimizing pressure. No final race; just forward movement.

  • 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.

  • 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 1 week 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.