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Train Like a Mother Plans

That’s what we’re talking about.

We’ve got 9 training plans in Train Like a Mother:

5K Finish It + 5K Own It
—10K Finish It + 10K Own It
Half-Marathon Finish It + Half-Marathon Own It
—Marathon Finish It + Marathon Own It
—A Half-Marathon Bike Plan for Injured Runners (tested by Dimity when she had a stress fracture in her heel)

—Plus, there’s one bonus strength-training routine: Get Ripped Like a Mother.

They’re pretty self-explanatory: The Finish It option is when you’re hitting a race distance for the first time, coming back from injury or childbirth, in the middle of I-have-no-time-at-all-but-must-run doldrums; the Own It option is when you’re up for setting a PR (personal record) or just seeing how badass you are. (Because we know that you are definitely badass.)

We’re generous, but we’d really like you to buy the book so you can train for all race distances, mark it up, and have many of your other pressing questions about racing answered. (There’s a really handy button right to the left of this post if you need a copy of TLAM–or our first tome, Run Like a Mother.)

Do the plans work? Does your kid throw a fit when you leave, then quiet down within seconds for a babysitter, only to have him resume the fit when you walk back in the door?

But don’t take it from us. How ’bout these testimonials:





Boo-yeah! I mean awesome, awesome, awesome!

32 Responses to Train Like a Mother Plans

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  6. piston says:

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  7. Tracy Swearingen says:

    I have the digital version of both books and would love a copy of the Marathon Finish It plan to hang on the wall of my workout room. Can you please send the pdf copy?

  8. Katie Aiken says:

    I have the digital version of both books on my kindle and was wondering if you had the marathon training plan in digital form. I am using the “own it” version. I was also hoping you had all of the explainations available so I don’t have to transcribe them. Thanks!

  9. MAB says:

    I have the both Mother Runner books and want to use the marathon finish it plan but can’t see the small type – could you please send me a pdf of the plan? thank you! MAB

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  12. Jennifer says:

    I have the Train Like a Mother book and am following the 10K finish it plan to get back in the groove after a tibial stress fracture. But it’s on my Kindle and I need a paper version to write notes on and dates. Can I have the .pdf too?

  13. Tammie says:

    When doing hill repeats on “the own it half plan” it says about 5 miles for the 6 by 1 minute intervals. I ran on the treadmill, I ran 10 minutes WU at 6.2 mph, then 1 minute at 4% with 1 minute recovery, repeated 6 times then 10 min CD. I ended up with 3.2 miles total, what did I do wrong?

  14. I own both books, but I was hoping to find a digital plan for TLAM marathon finish it so it would be easier to add to my calendar and Garmin but I don’t see a link. Is it only available in the book, not online?

    • dimity says:

      Julie: email us at runmother [at] gmail [dot] come and we can send you a .pdf of the plans you’d like to have. We don’t have a digital version yet…sorry.

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