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Qualifying for the Boston Marathon is a lifelong goal for many endurance athletes. This 20-week Training Plan builds up your endurance base and then adds in the necessary speed to get you to race day in peak form. This plan is built for athletes with a decent base and at least 1 marathon under your belt.
This is built for each individual athlete to calculate their goal pace (i.e- 3:10 marathon is about 7:15 min/miles) and build each workout for themselves. By simply following the instructions in each workout, you will be able to train yourself to run that qualifyng time needed for the Boston Marathon or just a Personal Best
Good luck and enjoy the training. Remember, endurance sports are more about the journey then the destination.
Coach Jared Gell Competitive Instinct Multisport, LLC
Did you BQ? Are you headed to Hopkinton in 2011? Runner’s World, the leading authority on training and racing, has designed this unique plan to help you prepare to run the world’s oldest and most-prestigious 26.2-mile course, the Boston Marathon. This 16-week program features easy runs, speedwork, and long runs, plus hill workouts that will help you develop the fitness you’ll need to weather the descents early in the race and the notorious climb up Heartbreak Hill. Along with tips on training, nutrition, injury-prevention, and cold-weather running, you’ll also get interesting facts and highlights about the legendary marathon. The plan is geared for someone who has met the qualifying standards for Boston in at least one other marathon, and regularly runs 30 to 40 miles per week. Each week of the program includes two days of easy running, two days of rest, one long run, hill work, and speed sessions such as mile repeats and Yasso 800s. The long runs start at nine miles and stretch up to 22 miles three weeks before the race. If you’re training for another race, or this isn’t the right plan for you, check out Runner’s World’s other marathon training plans.