13.1: RACE

(3 customer reviews)

BEST FOR: Intermediate to advanced runners
PREREQS: At least one previous half-marathon or marathon; consistent running for at least the past 6 months; and the ability to currently complete an 8-mile run. Familiarity with more demanding workouts, such as tempo runs or negative-split runs, is helpful.

NUMBER OF WEEKS: 15

13.1: Race, a half marathon training program, develops speed as it builds endurance; as such, it’s best suited for intermediate to advanced runners committed to blazing a path to a personal record. With its varied workouts, there’s little risk of burnout in either your body or mind. A swift half marathon calls for a yin-yang of patience and aggression, both of which you’ll hone over the next 3+ months, setting you up to bust an impressive move on race day.

$85.00

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The Details

13.1: Race, an aggressive half marathon training program, develops speed as it builds endurance. As your running improves, your mental toughness will also soar to new heights as you knock off challenging—but doable—workouts.

BIGGEST WEEK OF TRAINING: 29.5-32.5 miles

LONGEST LONG RUN DISTANCES: Two 13-milers, one 14-miler, one 15-miler

CROSS TRAINING + STRENGTH TRAINING INCLUDED? Yes. Most weeks have the option to cross-train one or two times, and most weeks also have three strength circuits, as well as a prehab routine Coach Amanda designed. Two of the strength routines include resistance bands.

WEEKLY OVERVIEW: Four or five runs; one or two cross-training days; three strength circuits; one rest day

NUMBER OF RUNS WEEKLY:  Four or five

FIRST AND PEAK WEEK (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 there 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, they’ve also written a weekly newsletter filled with advice and tips that corresponds to your training program.

What’s more, Coaches Jess + Amy post 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 club on Strava, where you can track your miles, and a private 13.1 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 Challenges 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

This half marathon plan is best suited for intermediate to advanced runners committed to blazing a path to a half marathon personal record. A relatively healthy, injury-free body is critical for revving your jets in this program, and experience running at least one previous half-marathon or marathon, while not mandatory, is definitely preferred. You should have an established base of consistent running for at least the past 6 months, and be able to complete an 8-mile run. It also helps to have been intimate with more demanding workouts, such as tempo runs or negative-split runs, although we’ll help you through those.

BIGGEST WEEK OF TRAINING: 29.5-33 miles

LONGEST LONG RUN DISTANCES: Two 13-milers, one 14-miler, one 15-miler

If that feels like too much for your running experience or your schedule, consider joining the 13.1: Run program.

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!)

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 training cycle, you will participate in the organized half-marathon of your choice; you can also choose to run a virtual half-marathon, 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.

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 a different 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 a different program.

THE REVIEWS

  1. Rebekah Wells

    Best training program I’ve ever used! I was 100% uninjured!
  2. Erin

    This plan was EVERYTHING I needed to PR my half by 11 minutes!!! It was my 7th half and this Race It plan provided the perfect combination of easy mileage and strength with a solid long run plan. I think the key this time around was having the tools to get past my mental hurdle of my previous finish times. I knew I was strong enough this time. Once the mental hurdle was gone, I then went on to PR the 10 mile distance later in the summer by 8 minutes. I can't wait to try the Crush It plan to see what I can do next! Thank you to the awesome coaches and community for such a great experience!
  3. Carrie Anne

    I really enjoyed this TLAM plan. I had been training via heart rate the past 2+ years through TLAM. I wanted to try something different. It was a great way to see how my base translated to a traditional training plan. I enjoyed the slight diversity in the plan, but it wasn't overwhelming causing me to question what I was doing. This plan helped me become more comfortable with my Zone effort and various paces.

Reviews (3)

3 reviews for 13.1: RACE

  1. Carrie Anne (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this TLAM plan. I had been training via heart rate the past 2+ years through TLAM. I wanted to try something different. It was a great way to see how my base translated to a traditional training plan. I enjoyed the slight diversity in the plan, but it wasn’t overwhelming causing me to question what I was doing. This plan helped me become more comfortable with my Zone effort and various paces.

  2. Erin (verified owner)

    This plan was EVERYTHING I needed to PR my half by 11 minutes!!! It was my 7th half and this Race It plan provided the perfect combination of easy mileage and strength with a solid long run plan. I think the key this time around was having the tools to get past my mental hurdle of my previous finish times. I knew I was strong enough this time. Once the mental hurdle was gone, I then went on to PR the 10 mile distance later in the summer by 8 minutes. I can’t wait to try the Crush It plan to see what I can do next! Thank you to the awesome coaches and community for such a great experience!

  3. Rebekah Wells (verified owner)

    Best training program I’ve ever used! I was 100% uninjured!

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