BEGINNING
(AND RETURN-TO-RUNNING)
PROGRAMS

TRUTH #22: STARTING IS THE HARDEST PART.

When you’re starting a new sport from scratch, you’ve got to gather and summon myriad ingredients to create a successful routine: gear, time management, effort, knowledge, motivation, and accountability.

We are the first to admit, starting can be really freakin’ hard and frustrating.

Enter the Become Series, comprehensive programs that provide the support and resources you need to create lasting, fulfilling habits.

You’ll be guided by expert, compassionate coaches who have helped thousands of athletes go from stuttering to streamlined in a variety of sports; you’ll be surrounded by like-minded teammates who are on the same journey as you (read: accountability galore!); and you’ll learn, in doable, bite-size chunks, how to thrive in a sport you might have thought was not for you.

$99

BECOME A RUNNER
8 Weeks
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$99

BECOME A CYCLIST
8 weeks
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$99

BECOME A TRAIL RUNNER
8 Weeks
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Heart + Sole: Introduction + Return-to-Running Programs

When you’re starting from scratch—or coming back from a long-term break or injury—running with heart rate as your guide is invaluable.

Why? Because the method meets you exactly where you are, and then increases your endurance and running-specific strength in a safe, smart way.

With heart rate training, there are no blanket distances, paces, or numbers you need to hit; instead, you’ll work within your individual zones so each workout is tailor-made for your physiology and fitness level.

$75

HEART + SOLE: INTRODUCTION TO RUNNING BY HEART RATE
8 Weeks
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$90

RETURN TO RUNNING
12 Weeks
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MEET YOUR COACHES

JEN STEELE
BECOME A RUNNER COACH

Running like a mother since: 2019

Coaching certifications: RRCA, Revo2lution Running

After a workout, I: brunch and nap. Oh wait, I have a 2 and 4 year old hah! Shower and chase the kiddos!

Two athletic accomplishments:

  1. finally getting comfortable with being uncomfortable
  2. making time and room for myself to train and run and dream after becoming a mom.

Two maternal accomplishments:

  1. I have survived the baby/newborn phase with both my kiddos!
  2. When I hear my daughters echo my best self when playing with each other.

Don’t ask me to: play ice breakers or baby/wedding shower games.

Coaching style in one word: Sincere.

MANDY CHERRY
BECOME A RUNNER COACH

Running like a mother since:2020

Coaching certifications:RRCA Certified, Level 1

After a workout, I:drink something while I stretch! Coffee, or a protein shake depending on time of day and distance

Two athletic accomplishments:

  1. Breaking 30 minutes in a 5k, which took me a few years.
  2. Completing the Columbus Marathon in 2019!

Two maternal accomplishments:

  1. Seeking help for postpartum depression after my second was born which changed everything for my boys and me.
  2. My boys' teachers tell me how empathetic and thoughtful they are.

Don’t ask me to:Eat Ketchup! I hate it so much, it grosses me out!

Coaching style in one word:Encouraging.

JENNIFER HARRISON
BECOME A CYCLIST, TRIATHLON AND RUNNING ∙ HEART + SOLE COACH

Coaching since:1999

Coaching certifications:USA Triathlon Level 1 + 2; RRCA

After a workout, I:EAT!

Two athletic accomplishments:

  1. USA Triathlon All American for 15+ years.
  2. 3x Ironman Hawaii finisher.

Two maternal accomplishments:

  1. My kids are still alive.
  2. Although they may be typical grumpy teenagers, they are kind and say please and thank you. So I did something right.

Don’t ask me to:Stay up past 10 pm or give up chocolate.

Coaching style in one word:Thorough.

ELIZABETH WATERSTRAAT
BECOME A CYCLIST, TRIATHLON AND RUNNING ∙ HEART + SOLE COACH

Coaching since:2007

Coaching certifications:USA Triathlon Level 2 + Endurance; US Master’s Swimming Level III; RRCA + Lydiard

After a workout, I:get right back into real life (most likely start a load of laundry)

Two athletic accomplishments:

  1. 4x Ironman World Championship qualifier.
  2. 8x National Long Course Triathlon Champion.

Two maternal accomplishments:

  1. 3 kids
  2. I cook a mean frozen waffle.

Don’t ask me to:Give up my coffee

Coaching style in one word:Educational.

ultra training program
CHRISTY SCOTT
BECOME A TRAIL RUNNER + ULTRA COACH

Coaching since:1999

Coaching certifications:RRCA, ACE Personal Trainer, B.A, Exercise Science, Spartan SGX, TRX, Yoga.

After a workout, I: stretch, log everything in my journals (yes, I’m one of those people), and take a moment to be thankful for my health.

Two athletic accomplishments:

  1. Completing eight races of 100+ miles.

Two maternal accomplishments:

  1. Raising two amazing humans, along with my husband. They are both kind, compassionate, independent and very driven.
  2. Showing them that they can accomplish anything that they set their minds to through both my business and my athletic endeavors. They have crewed and paced me at many of my races.

Don’t ask me to: Give up my Diet Coke. You might get hurt.

Coaching style in one word:Accountability. I will be there for you at every turn, but I expect you to put the work in.

FAQ

Good question. This Club is a branch of Another Mother Runner, started by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea. Back when our five collective kids were ankle-biters, we ran the Nike Women’s Marathon, wrote about our training for Runner’s World magazine, then turned the whole experience into Run Like a Mother, a chatty, advice-filled book published in 2010. (Here’s an excerpt from Runner’s World.) Train Like a Mother (excerpt) followed in 2012, and Tales from Another Mother Runner (guess what? excerpt) completed the trilogy in 2015.

Along the way, Another Mother Runner has flourished into an amazing community of badass women centered around the idea that the benefits of your miles ricochet through all aspects of your life. When you run, you are a more patient mother, a more loving partner, a more productive worker, and a more positive person altogether. (Note: By run, we mean forward movement. Walking, jogging, and running at any and all speeds count.)

With a smart training plan, do-able strength training, and advice on foam rolling and other self-care, we do our best to keep you injury-free. That said, if you have an injury or illness that totally slays your training, let us know within two weeks of you hitting your speed bump. We’ll work with you to get you a partial credit for an upcoming program.

Did we miss something? Contact us at tlamclub@anothermotherrunner.com and we’ll help you out!