This Boston marathon training plan (up to 12 weeks long) includes my tried and true, scientifically-based and proven marathon workout sequence to help athletes running Boston.
-Length: 8-12 weeks
-Runs per week: 4-5
-Key/Hard Workouts per week: 1
-Cross-training days per week: 1-2
-Garmin Structured Workout Compatible
-McMillan Calculator paces integrated into all workouts
-Tried and true, scientifically-based and proven Boston marathon workout sequence
-Goal pace predictor workouts to dial in your goal pace
-Progressive long runs to increase your endurance
-Stamina-boosting marathon specialty workouts
-Predictor workouts to determine your best pace for race day
-Gradual pace advancement through the training plan to keep you optimally challenged
-Workout swapping – flexibility to move runs around based on your life schedule
-Built-in injury prevention and strength training routines to perform in sync with your running workouts
-Form drills to improve your speed and efficiency
-Be able to run 3mi (4.8km) on your regular runs and at least 6mi (9.6km) on your long runs.
Need more weeks? Try these plans!
-Base Training Plan: adds up to 8 weeks (Recommended)
-Hill Module: adds up to 6 weeks (opt.)
-Speed Module: adds up to 6 weeks (opt.)
-Boston Marathon Training Plan: 8-12 weeks (see above description)