Welcome To The Train Like A Mother Club!

Supporting you from the first step to the finish line.

DECEMBER 11-15, 2017 

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As the mistle toes and the wind blows—and kids want mooooore Legos!—this might feel too chaotic to ask, but we will anyway:

What are you doing in 2018?

What visions of finish lines are dancing in your head?

Are you tempted by the $49 sign-up-now-for-a-marathon-next-November email?

Want to take on a half-marathon, but not sure your post-baby body is ready?

Interested in a sprint triathlon, but your only stroke is the doggie paddle?

In free webinars from December 11–15, the coaches in the Train Like a Mother club will help you talk through and plan your athletic year.

You come with your ambition, dreams, goals, injuries, issues, and questions, and we’ll help you unpack it all, focus and head in the right direction.

As always around these #motherrunner parts, no question is too basic or TMI.



for those new to heart rate training

With Coach MK Fleming

Monday, Dec. 11;
2 pm EST/11 am PST



NOTE: This webinar is for athletes who have not trained by heart rate. If you have done a previous TLAM heart rate program, please join us on Friday, December 15.


With Coaches Jennifer Harrison and Elizabeth Waterstraat

Tuesday, Dec. 12;
2 pm EST/11 am PST



With Coach Stephanie Howe Violett

Wednesday, Dec. 13;
2 pm EST/11 am PST




With Coach Amanda Loudin

Thursday, Dec. 14;
12 pm EST/9 am PST




for those experienced with heart rate training

With Coach MK Fleming

Friday, Dec. 15;
2 pm EST/11 am PST


NOTE: This webinar is for athletes who have previously trained by heart rate. If you have not, please join us on Monday, December 11.


☆You can attend more than one session.

☆You do not have to be currently in a Train Like a Mother club program to attend.

☆All sessions are open to all #motherrunners of all levels.*

☆Attending a session does not commit you to signing up for a Train Like a Mother program. Great if you do; also cool if you decide it’s not for you.

☆The webinars will be recorded, so if you miss it, you’ll receive an email post-webinar with the video you can watch at your leisure.

☆Webinars are one hour, but we will happily hang out until everybody has her questions answered.

*Heart Rate is the one exception: Monday’s webinar is for those new to training by heart rate; Friday is for those who have previously trained by heart rate.


Flexible Training Plans

The Train Like a Mother Training Plans are as flexible as we wish our hamstrings were! The plans are suitable for the full range of runners (beginners up to Boston Qualifiers) and a variety of goals (keep moving forward to grabbing a marathon PR). Plus, they fit into your busy schedule: Every week of every plan has a workout you can bail on and one that’s integral for success.

training plan

Miles of Resources

Strength training videos that strengthen and injury-proof your body; articles that explain both the basics and more complex parts of running and training; healthy, tasty recipes that fuel your miles on and off the road. We’ve got you covered from your head (no more mental monkeys during the last miles) to your feet (no more rolled ankles on curbs or trails).


Community Galore

Running is a solo sport, but training #motherrunner style? Definitely a team effort. You’ll bond with and motivate your new teammates through a members-only Facebook page where no question is too basic or TMI. You also have the option to join a private club on Strava, a GPS-based running app where you can track your workouts and give (and receive!) kudos for your hard work. Want to analyze your workouts? An online version of the plan in Training Peaks is included with your registration fee. Want to meet face to face? We’ll have mother-runner meet-ups at a handful of races around the country.


Accountability Aplenty

Your #motherrunner teammates will inspire and motivate you—and gently push you out the door when you’d really rather not go. You’ll receive praise on Strava after each run. Not enough? You’ll also receive a weekly email profiling the upcoming week of workouts so you can plan accordingly.


Train Like a Mother Podcasts

We’ll keep you entertained during your miles with exclusive Train Like a Mother podcasts that focus on your specific training cycle and give you helpful answers to your individual questions.



At the beginning of the training cycle, participants receive a stocked goodie bag of our favorite training products, including Balega Socks, a tube of Nuun hydration tablets, samples of GU Energy products and SweatX sports detergent, as well as other must-haves for #motherrunners.


Celebratory Gear

Mark your triumphant training plan and race with an exclusive ♥ Run tech tank or don’t think/just go shoe tags or #BAMR wrist wrap, among others. All merchandise is optional and can be ordered separately.


Sweet Discounts and Giveaways

Train Like a Mother members will receive significant discounts on everything from select race entries to our favorite gear. In addition, we’ll have regular giveaways, where you can win everything from TriggerPoint tools to Aftershokz headphones to Coolcore apparel.

“The variety and flexibility built into the plans blended perfectly into my busy life as a mom/wife/teacher. With personal records in the 5K, 10K, half-marathon and marathon this year, I had my most successful running year to date—and I owe it all to these training plans. Thank you!”
Jen Rucker
“The incremental and detailed AMR plan took me gently, thoroughly, and successfully through my own self doubt into a whole new area of confidence. Plus, the virtual community and camaraderie offered through the mother runner programs is very real and precious to me, a solo runner.”
Melissa Theberge
“Completing in three another mother runner challenges are the best running decisions I have made. They helped me run through a dark, sad winter; gave me continual support—somebody has always “been there” and is ready to cheer you on; and opened me up to an inspiring community that reminds me that together we are more powerful than we are individually.”
Marianne Lloyd
“The most valuable part of the Challenge is the opportunity to interact with the other participants. Whenever I had a question—or just wanted to chat about running—I had 100+ women to talk to.  I loved the way that our community bonded, sharing our running accomplishments and encouraging each other when we most needed it.”
Laura Zale
“Before joining the marathon program, I didn’t consider myself a “good enough” runner. I was wrong. I immediately felt so connected to women around the globe, and we all celebrated we each became marathoners. I will join another group again without a doubt.”
Nadia Lamothe
“Training for a marathon is lonely endeavor when you lack experience and a running partner. But I never felt alone through those 18 weeks of training; I got loads of helpful advice and tips. On the morning of the big day, I ran with joy and gratitude on the heels of hundreds of mother runners Thank you!”
Kim Frick
“After months of training for a half-marathon that left me totally depleted, I saw the five-week Stride Challenge, and signed up. I was excited about being able to work at your own pace and the camaraderie of group training. I was not disappointed—it was really fun!—and look forward to more Challenges like it.”
Tracey Persing

Each Challenge includes:

  • Flexible Training Plan, available as PDF
  • Over $25 in Training Products
  • Exclusive Train Like a Mother Podcasts
  • Weekly Newsletters
  • Strength Training Videos (no gym required!)
  • Exclusive Facebook Group
  • Exclusive Strava Club
  • Miles of Running Resources
  • A Mother Runner Map
  • B*d*ss Mother Runner Teammates


Good question. This Club is a branch of Another Mother Runner, started by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea. Back when our five collective kids were ankle-biters, we ran the Nike Women’s Marathon, wrote about our training for Runner’s World magazine, then turned the whole experience into Run Like a Mother, a chatty, advice-filled book published in 2010. (Here’s an excerpt from Runner’s World.) Train Like a Mother (excerpt) followed in 2012, and Tales from Another Mother Runner (guess what? excerpt) completed the trilogy in 2015.

Along the way, Another Mother Runner has flourished into an amazing community of badass women centered around the idea that the benefits of your miles ricochet through all aspects of your life. When you run, you are a more patient mother, a more loving partner, a more productive worker, and a more positive person altogether. (Note: By run, we mean forward movement. Walking, jogging, and running at any and all speeds count.)

Absolutely: We welcome all paces and all running levels. We have all-level five-week Stride programs, which simply focus on 30-40 minutes of exercise five days a week. We also have first-time 5K and 10K programs, which slowly ease you from a run/walk pattern to straight-up running.
Totally. Each distance from the 5K to the marathon has different levels of plans so you can pick the one that’s right for you. In the preview of the various plans, we lay out the biggest week of training, mileage-wise, and the longest runs, distance-wise, as well as the variety of workouts in the plan.
Our plans cover everything from the 10K, the (whole) half marathon, and the marathon to ultras and Ironman, and we can easily tweak one of these plans to help you meet your goal. Email us at at [email protected], and we can figure it out.
No. The registration fee is for the training plan, the comprehensive resources in Train Like a Mother Club, three extra podcasts, the unbeatable camaraderie of your virtual mother runner teammates, and stocked swag bag.
Yep—and we’ve heard again and again from past participants, it’s worth it. Staying committed and motivated during the days, weeks, and, yes, 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.

Plus, we have significant discounts to a handful of races including Zooma and Happy Girls race series, among others.

With a smart training plan, do-able strength training, and advice on foam rolling and other self-care, we 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 [email protected] We’ll work with you to get you a credit for an upcoming program.
Contact us at [email protected] and we’ll help you out!