ANOTHER
MOTHER RUNNER

#264: Coach Amanda on Fitting in and Juggling Workouts on a Training Plan

Sarah and co-host Amanda Loudin discuss how to fit in and juggle workouts on a training plan when faced with a disrupted summer schedule or, heck, simply life itself. Coach Amanda answers a slew of questions culled from the AMR Facebook page. In short order, a few themes emerge, including the importance of overall consistency. Coach Amanda reveals whether it’s okay to occasionally split up a long run and whether stroller-miles equate to solo-miles. The duo discuss juggling strength training with a regular running regimen. The coach explains the best way to add in shorter races during a goal-race training cycle. The conversation turns to how sacrifice plays into things, with Coach Amanda offering the sage reminder of, “You can’t get through a marathon on a wish and a prayer.” (Amen!)

Before getting to the questions, find out why Sarah and Amanda might be going in circles—as well as a tale with a “Circle of Life” theme. The Q&A starts at 18:55. 

*Discover the amazing new maternity workouts, as well as stroller sessions, on Aaptiv, the mobile app with coached workouts set to fresh, fun playlists! If your baby-days are behind (or ahead of!) you, tap Aaptiv for workouts focused on running, indoor cycling, elliptical, yoga, strength training, and more. For a free month, sign up at aaptiv.com and enter code AMR30

*If you’re digging our podcasts, we’d be super-grateful if you’d take a minute (because we *know* you have so many to spare!) to write a review on iTunes. Many thanks.

**Also, the quickest way to get our podcasts is to subscribe to the show via iTunes. Clicking this link will automatically download the shows to your iTunes account. It doesn’t get any simpler than that. We've also joined the Acast podcast network, download their app to hear our podcast and many others like it!

One response to “#264: Coach Amanda on Fitting in and Juggling Workouts on a Training Plan

  1. Lots of valuable information, especially regarding consistency. I disagree with the comment about only running 3 days a week. As an older runner, who works full time, I trained for a marathon last year using Hal Higdon’s 3 day a week plan. I plotted the runs out along w/ the TLAM plan, and the weekly distances were about the same. It worked well for me, and allowed me to fit in strength and yoga.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

SUBSCRIBE TO ANOTHER MOTHER RUNNER NEWSLETTER

SUBSCRIBE TO ANOTHER MOTHER RUNNER NEWSLETTER

Want some daily mother runner insipiration + monthly newsletter with special content and deals?

You have Successfully Subscribed!