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Train Like A Mother
41 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Training + Racing Q + A with Running Coach Amanda Loudin, September 2021
Among other things, Coach Amanda Loudin talks through: —How to recover after a marathon; —How to handle an impending stomach bug days before your race–and come up with plan B; —And how to pace yourself—and set appropriate goals—for your first marathon. (Wahoo!)
25 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
Ultra Running Q + A with Coach Christy Scott, September 2021
Among other things, Ultra Running Coach Christy talks through: —What to carry in your pack on race day; —How to handle a positive COVID test while training; and —Best practices for wet feet while trail running.
54 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
Heart + Sole Q + A with Coach Jennifer Harrison: September 2021
Among other things, Coach Jen of the Train Like a Mother Heart + Sole programs talks through: —how to deal with a sore throat (or other speedbump) days before a race; —how to break up the marathon into doable chunks —and how to manage your energy along the way; and —why it's important to remember that underneath all the hot, sweaty fatigue you've accumulated this summer is serious fitness!
40 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Ultra Running Q + A With Coach Christy Scott, April 2021
Among other topics, Christy Scott, Coach of the Ultra Programs in the Train Like a Mother Club, talks to her athletes and gives advice on opting for elevation vs. distance on long training runs; how to work a backpacking trip into an ultra training cycle; whether or not to use trekking poles; and regulating your racing prior to your goal ultra.
43 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Heart + Sole Q + A with Coaches Liz Waterstraat and Jen Harrison: April 2021
As we begin to get back to in-person racing, Coaches Jen + Liz talk through pacing for the half marathon and marathon, as well as converting heart rate zones from the run to the bike, and how to fuel properly for a longer event.
27 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Training Q + A with Coach Amanda Loudin: April 2021
As we slowly return to racing, Coach Amanda talks about how to approach your first in-person race (hint: Grace!) as well as how to account for spring temperature swings. She and Dimity also chat with Johanna, a Swedish native who lives in Israel, who is training for her first half marathon in Sweden! Så cool!
55 minutes | Sep 20, 2019
Heart + Sole: Race Day Q + A
Coaches Elizabeth Waterstraat and Jennifer Harrison and Dimity focus on race day, helping athletes with questions from pre-race travel (how to survive an eight-hour car ride) to how you want to feel at mile 13 of a marathon to how to snuggle into the pain cave. (It's more comfortable than you thought in there!) Liz and Jen coach the Heart + Sole programs in the Train Like a Mother Club. Links: Half-Marathon: https://trainlikeamother.club/halfmarathonprograms/ Marathon: https://trainlikeamother.club/marathon-training-programs/ Nutrition for Running: Half Marathon and Marathon: https://trainlikeamother.club/product/nutrition-for-running-half-marathon-and-marathon/
58 minutes | Sep 20, 2019
Race Day Q + A with Coach Amanda Loudin, September 2019
Coach Amanda and Dimity get runners ready for the crowds—and aid stations—of the Chicago Marathon; talk about the ideal run/walk ratio for a half-marathon; help Monica pace her best running friend to a PR; give advice for the best outfit for marathon day; and explain the new Nutrition for Running: Half Marathon and Marathon on-demand program. Amanda coaches the half-marathon and marathon programs in the Train Like a Mother Club. Links: Half-Marathon: https://trainlikeamother.club/halfmarathonprograms/ Marathon: https://trainlikeamother.club/marathon-training-programs/ Nutrition for Running: Half Marathon and Marathon: https://trainlikeamother.club/product/nutrition-for-running-half-marathon-and-marathon/
51 minutes | Jul 22, 2019
Running Q + A with Coach Amanda Loudin, July 2019
Coach Amanda and Dimity cover race pace--and effort associated with race pace (the metric to use in July)--as well as fueling for long runs and how to stop yourself from mentally "taking the deal" during a race.
45 minutes | Jul 18, 2019
Triathlon Q + A with Coach Jennifer Harrison, July 2019
Among other things, Coach Jen and Dimity talk through mitigating open water anxiety, the beauty of a sprint triathlon, fueling properly in a Half-Ironman (a helpful one-on-one conversation with an athlete!) and the things every triathlete should do for a great race.
51 minutes | Jul 18, 2019
Heart + Sole: Q + A with Coach Elizabeth Waterstraat, July 2019
Besides talking through/slightly complaining about running in the July heat, Coach Liz and Dimity talk heart rate zones — and how to thread the needle of them; what workouts to prioritize on vacation; and how to fuel properly for long runs (hint: it's more than you think you need!).
44 minutes | Mar 29, 2019
Traditional Running Programs Q + A with Coach Amanda Loudin, March 2019
Train Like a Mother Club coach Amanda Loudin and Dimity touch on all the race distances from 10K to the marathon, answering questions on everything from race pace vs. training pace; how to execute tempo runs (such an elusive fox!); and end with advice for the Zermatt marathon, a beast of a race that climbs over 6,500 feet! (Go get 'em Amy!)
32 minutes | Mar 29, 2019
Running by Heart Rate Q + A with Coach Elizabeth Waterstraat, March 2019
Join Train Like a Mother Club coach Elizabeth Waterstraat and Dimity as they talk through a variety of topics, including the basics of lactate threshold (and how to mentally hang on during those tough workouts!), as well as why your calves and Achilles tendons might be a little sore as you transition to heart rate training.
42 minutes | Mar 26, 2019
5K Training Q + A with Coach Jenn Gill, March 2019
Train Like a Mother Club 5K Coach Jenn Gill + Dimity talk through the ups and downs of training for a 5K, including accepting the (plentiful) mediocre runs and how to deal with a packed schedule—and when to squeeze in a short run and when to let it go.
34 minutes | Mar 26, 2019
Swimming Triathlon Q + A with Coach Jennifer Harrison, March 2019
Getting ready for some the triathlon season, Coach Jennifer Harrison + Dimity talk through swimming-related workouts, including where to find a helpful on-deck coach, how many form things you can focus on at a time (hint: it's less than two), and how to prepare for the open water when you only have a pool. (Note: if Dimity seems a little out of it, she was; the stomach flu was knocking on her door.)
46 minutes | Feb 28, 2019
BONUS EPISODE: Training for your First Ultra with Coach Stephanie Howe Violett
Join elite ultra runner + Train Like a Mother Club coach Stephanie Howe Violett and Dimity as they talk through training for—and finishing!—your first 50k or 50-miler. Among other things, the duo cover how to pick the right race for you; what kind of prereqs, both mentally and physically, an ultra requires; and why conservative (not crazy!) mileage is actually key for a great training cycle. On March 2-3, 2019, use code ULTRA2019 in the Train Like a Mother Club to receive 20% off the 50k + 50-mile plans, 24-week, comprehensive programs that will get you primed to run a long, long way!
55 minutes | Jan 30, 2019
Heart + Sole: Race Day Tips + Strategy
Heart + Sole: Race Day Tips + Strategy by Another Mother Runner
30 minutes | Jan 4, 2019
Heart + Sole: Introduction to Running by Heart Rate
Join Coaches Jennifer Harrison and Elizabeth Waterstraat (and Dimity) as they talk through the basics of the Heart + Sole: Introduction to Running by Heart Rate program in the Train Like a Mother Club.
41 minutes | Nov 1, 2018
Triathlon Off-Season + Ironman Q + A with Coach Jennifer Harrison, October 2018
Heading into the off-season for triathlon, Train Like a Mother triathlon coach Jennifer Harrison + Dimity talk about frequency over duration, the key for improving before structured training begins again. In addition, they duo talk at length about Ironman races, which 140.6's are best for beginners, and why flat bike courses can be surprisingly challenging, especially if you have to empty your bladder on the fly.
34 minutes | Oct 24, 2018
Ultra Training Q + A with Coach Stephanie Violett, October 2018
After chatting about her helicoper ride out of the UTMB in August, Train Like a Mother Ultra Coach Stephanie Violett tackles questions from her athletes: how to move efficiently through an aid station (hint: it takes some prep!); how to dress so that weather doesn't become a factor; and why the step up from 50k to 50 miles is much more than just 18 or so miles.
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