#6: a DIY Marathon: What to Do with Cancelled Races
Dimity (remotely) cozies up with Meghan Vanasek, a mother of four in Durham, N.C., whose first marathon, mere days away, was cancelled because of the coronavirus situation. On race day, Meghan ran her own solo marathon. Meghan divulges:
- the conflicting emotions she experienced when her race was canceled;
- the alternatives she considered before plotting her own race;
- how she set up her route and aid stations;
- what helped her get through the tough miles; and,
- why this race, “was not at all what [she] envisioned but, in some ways, was better.”
#5: Strength Training + Running: Solving the Equation
Dimity chats with Dr. Ellie Sommers, a USATF Level 1 Certified Run coach, USA Weightlifting Level 1 Certified Weightlifting Coach, and owner of SISU Sports Performance and Physical Therapy in Seattle about:
- if runners truly need to strength train for performance (it’s not the answer you expect!);
- why it’s especially important for women to lift weights;
- vow varied strength training fits with the race training cycle;
- what her favorite moves for female runners are; and,
- why you should challenge yourself in the gym. “Pick something heavier than you usually do,” she says, “You might surprise yourself.”
#4: Talking Olympic Marathon Trials with Qualifier Ashley Paulson
Ashley Paulson, a mom of four and former pro triathlete, will be running in the Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 29.
- how she almost missed her qualifying time—and squeaked in by 10 seconds;
- her mantra for her qualifying marathon (file under: #goodenough);
- the treadmill workout she thrashes (hint: it involves 70 reps); and,
- how she’s approaching the most competitive marathon of her career.
Episode #3: Training for + Running the 2019 Chicago Marathon
Host Dimity McDowell talks with Julie Masson, a Kansas City mother of three who took on her first marathon after only a year of running.
- How her GPS misled her on race day;
- How she realized her hydration needed a tune-up;
- How her phone factored into a TMI incident; and,
- How she’ll never look at a finisher’s medal the same way again.
Find the right Train Like a Mother Club Marathon Training program for you.
Episode #2: Setting—and Achieving—Seasonal Goals
Host Dimity McDowell talks with Jennifer Harrison and Elizabeth Waterstraat, Chicago-area triathlon and running coaches who oversee the Heart + Sole and Triathlon programs in the Train Like a Mother Club.
- the best guidelines for setting a goal;
- why goals don’t necessarily need to be PR- or time-related;
- the single most important thing achieving goals (it’s easier than you think!); and,
- what BHAG (big hairy audacious goal) Coach Liz is aiming for in 2020.
Episode #1: How to Stop Sugar Cravings
Before host Dimity McDowell dives into fartleks and finish lines, she tackles a subject that affects our training—and our moods, metabolism, and pretty much everything else: sugar—and how to minimize its effect on us.
, a 12-week program focused on weight loss and metabolic makeover, runs from January 13 to April 5.