13.1: RUN/WALK

(6 customer reviews)

BEST FOR: Anybody who prefers to mix running and walking when they’re on the road
PREREQS: No running or race experience is required, but good general fitness—and a lack of injuries—is definitely necessary.  The run/walk segments start with 2 minutes of running, 4 minutes of walking, so you should be able to run easy for several minutes.
NUMBER OF WEEKS: 15

This run/walk half marathon program is ideal for a range of athletes: walkers looking to morph into runners; running neophytes testing their wings at a half marathon; mothers who get injured more than six-year-olds whine; and anyone who prefers to mix running and walking when they’re on the road. The weekday runs are based on minutes, not miles, while the weekend long run is calculated in miles.

$85.00

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    Step Two: Your training will begin on:

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The Details

Although walk is in the title of this run-walk half marathon program, don’t be fooled: You’ll definitely be challenging yourself on a weekly basis and building a fierce cardiovascular base as you train consistently and purposefully for 15 weeks.

By race day, your run segments are around 14 minutes, while your walking segments will hover in the 2-minute range. (Read: long enough to walk through the aid station, toss your cup, gather yourself, and start running again.) You’ll have consistent energy through the race, finishing your half marathon feeling strong and capable.

BIGGEST WEEK OF TRAINING: 12 miles + 135 minutes of running over three days. (Weekday runs are in minutes; weekend runs are in miles.)

LONGEST LONG RUN/WALK DISTANCES: one 10-miler, one 11-miler, one 12-miler

CROSS TRAINING + STRENGTH TRAINING INCLUDED? Yes. Two weekly cross-training sessions and each week has two strength circuits. Two of the strength routines include resistance bands.

WEEKLY OVERVIEW: Four or five runs; one cross-training session (weeks 1-12); two strength circuits; two rest days

FIRST AND PEAK WEEKS: (workouts are explained fully in the program)

All your workouts are accessible via a Training Peaks Account. This free training tool will help you chart the nearly daily growth of your endurance base. It also sends you a daily email with your workouts for today and tomorrow so you can plan accordingly.

Coaches Jess + Amy are here to help you over speed bumps and answer your questions—and we promise, they’ll never blow a whistle in your face. Not only have they designed every facet of your program from your first step through your finish line, there’s also a weekly newsletter filled with advice and tips that corresponds to your training program.

What’s more, your coaches also posts a weekly Ask the Coach column on the private Facebook page, where you can comment with anything that’s on your mind. (If you’re not a Facebooker, you can email us with your question.) Finally, we host regular calls to talk through pacing, injuries, and plenty of other helpful + entertaining topics.

In addition to Train Like a Mother Club, you’ll also be invited to join a private 13.1 program club on Strava, where you can track your miles, and a private 13.1 program Facebook page, where you’ll quickly find an army of (funny, empathetic, inspiring) #motherrunner teammates.* You’ll share training tips, stories of good runs and bad, cheer each other on, and push each other out the door. Momentum comes from teamwork, and these programs roll on some serious #motherrunner momentum.

*Please note that your membership in both our Strava and Facebook groups and access to the training program coaches are limited to the duration of your training plan, plus a few weeks for you to bask in the glow of your race and work with the coaches to help plan your next athletic goal and corresponding training plan. Your access to the Facebook group begins when your training plan does. You are welcome to request entry up to one month before your starting date.

As part of your registration, you will receive a package stocked with training essentials, including a
tube of  Nuun Sport; two GU Energy items (an Energy Gel and GU Chews); a pair of blister-banishing Wrightsock running socks; a 2-oz. bottle of Sweat X Odor Eliminator spray; a Kate’s Real Food bar; and an AMR sticker for your water bottle or laptop. $32 worth of swag!

(Domestic shipping is FREE for all merchandise and training swag packages. International shipping is not currently available but we invite you to participate in any of our online programs! Just email us at tlamclub@anothermotherrunner.com and we will help you bypass the shipping at checkout.)

QUESTIONS + ANSWERS

The Train Like a Mother 13.1 Run/Walk program is ideal for a range of athletes: walkers looking to morph into runners; running neophytes testing their wings at a half-marathon; mothers who get injured more than six-year-olds whine; and anybody who prefers to mix running and walking when they’re on the road. The weekday runs are based on minutes, not miles, while the weekend long run is calculated in miles.

Some plan details:
BIGGEST WEEK OF TRAINING: 12 miles + 135 minutes of running over three days. (Weekday runs are in minutes; weekend runs are in miles.)

LONGEST LONG RUN/WALK DISTANCES: one 10-miler, one 11-miler, one 12-miler.

No. The fee is for the comprehensive training plan, unlimited support, miles of resources, exclusive podcasts, and swag package, which will help you achieve a strong half marathon. At the end of the cycle, you will participate in the organized half marathon of your choice; you can also choose to run a virtual half marathon on your own, if that works better for you.

Yep—and we’ve heard again and again it’s worth it. Staying committed and motivated during the days, weeks, and, yes, months of training can be ridiculously demanding. If you can do that—and these programs are all about accountability and inspiration—race day becomes a celebratory victory lap, not a slog full of self-doubt.

Two of the strength routines include resistance bands, so if you’d like to purchase those, that would be a good investment. (Hello, hip stability!)

Within a few weeks of registration, every participant in a Train Like a Mother program receives a stocked swag package with some of our favorite training essentials. Domestic shipping is now FREE for all merchandise and training swag packages.

We are no longer able to ship internationally, including to Canada. That said, we invite all international runners to participate in any of our online programs!Just email us at tlamclub@anothermotherrunner.com and we will help you bypass the shipping at checkout.

We definitely want this to work into your life and your running lifestyle. You can email us within two weeks of starting the program, and we will set you up with another plan or a partial credit for an upcoming program. We will not be able to issue a straight-up refund.

With a smart training plan, doable strength training, and advice on foam rolling and other self-care, we’re going to 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. We’ll work with you to get you a partial credit for an upcoming program.

THE REVIEWS

Reviews (6)

6 reviews for 13.1: RUN/WALK

  1. Elisabeth (verified owner)

    I used this plan to return to running a half marathon postpartum. It was EXACTLY what I needed. It got me running again while making sure I eased back in slowly and safely. I highly recommend!

  2. Kelly (verified owner)

    I never felt more prepared for a race in my life. I used this plan to train for my first half after a broken ankle. It was the perfect plan for me. I loved the way the plan was organized- run by time during the week and by distance on for long runs. I was confident I would be able to run the race I wanted because I knew I had done the work. This is ideal for anyone looking to return to running , try the half distance for the first time or just try something new. I promise you won’t regret purchasing this plan.

  3. Ashlee Geesaman (verified owner)

    I legit could not run for 60 seconds straight before I started, I’m generally in good shape but was just coming off a bout of pneumonia and had never really ran voluntarily before. I had signed up for a half marathon (for charity to support a friend) and I knew I wanted to be prepared to do more than walk it. I’m on week 4 and the way the program scaffolds you is incredible, I can now consistently run 5 minutes at a time, and I need less recovery time/aka walking before I can run again. I’m keeping pace with the program easily (it’s hard work but it’s absolutely doable). The circuit training and circuit runs really add to my week and have kept me injury free. If I can, I will update this after I run my half, but I wanted to leave a review so anyone the fence with little running experience has some feedback.

  4. Melissa Hart (verified owner)

    I adore Train Like a Mother. I’ve been a runner for 38 years, but after my mother died last year, I had no motivation to run. Add to that a tendency to get injured. What I needed was a smart run-walk schedule with plenty of variety week to week, along with low-key core-strengthening exercises on YouTube. I’ve stayed motivated throughout the pandemic, thanks to TLAM’s creative schedule and YouTube videos and motivational Facebook posts. No injuries!

  5. Marie (verified owner)

    I used this plan to get back into half marathon shape after being sidelined with Achilles tendonitis for over 6 months. The walk/run intervals eased me back in and I was able to successfully complete my 13th half marathon. I’ve used AMR plans for all of my races, dating back to the Train Like a Mother book!
    The only caveat for this plan is that, as a slower runner I found that my long runs took more that twice as long as any weekday run in the later weeks of training. I extended my weekday runs a little bit so there wouldn’t such a big jump on the weekends.

  6. Sheila Merkley (verified owner)

    The running plan and strength videos really helped to motivate me and keep me injury free training for – and finishing! a 22km race.

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