Buckle your seatbelts, this episode is one heck of a ride, with Dimity joining Sarah to welcome on mother/coach/walking-Wikipedia Mary-Katherine “MK” Fleming to talk about heart rate training for runners. Fast-talking, caffeinated MK tells why slowing down in training might just be what you need to run stronger and faster in races—and feel great along the way. Hear how heart rate training, under the guidance of MK, enables Dimity to finally be able to run more than three times per week without getting injured. Laugh along with Sarah and Dimity when MK uses her cousin Bubba and his soupped-up Bonneville as an analogy for heart rate training. Find out what pickups and surges are, and how they figure into workouts. Oh, and find out what type of “homegrown” store Sarah wants to pay a tourist-attraction visit to.
Reminder: Registration for Train Like a Mother Club Heart Rate Challenge opens April 18. The 20-week plans will prepare you for a half-marathon or a marathon with 6 weeks of base building, then 14 weeks of more specific training. There will be nine “waves” of groups, so race dates can be anywhere from September 24/25 to November 19/20. In addition to the usual features of the Train Like a Mother Club—awesome swag, private Strava Clubs and Facebook pages; exclusive podcasts; accountability galore—Dimity has a few exclusive offerings up her (wicking) sleeves. It’ll all be unveiled onMonday, April 18 when registration opens!
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