The Q: Boston Marathon Qualifying Training Program/36 Weeks
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This program is for experienced marathon runners (More than 3 years of long-course running experience and Boston Qualifiers) preparing for the Boston Marathon. Incorporates strength building workouts and hill structured workouts to prepare for the 4 Newton Hills in Boston. The 36 week program incorporates 10 weeks of Base, 14 weeks of Build, and 5 weeks of peak volume that leads into 3 weeks of tapering. Largest peak volume week tops at 2.5x marathon distance (~65 Miles). Includes recovery weeks and easy days to rest anThe ideal candidates for this program are experienced runners that may already be "trained up" and looking to qualify and get into the Boston Marathon. This comprehensive program is specifically designed to get them over the top.
The 16 week program incorporates 3 weeks of Base, 6 weeks of Build, and 4 weeks of peak volume that leads into 3 weeks of tapering. Largest peak volume week tops at 2.5x marathon distance (~65 Miles). Includes recovery weeks and easy days to rest and harvest gains. There is field testing every six weeks to assess advances. Comes with a companion 70+ page eBook with detailed instructions on how to qualify including race logistics. Also comes with a Running Performance Console spreadsheet based calculators with dashboard.d harvest gains. There is field testing every six weeks to assess advances. Comes with a companion 70+ page eBook with detailed Boston Marathon course analysis and race logistics, and Running Performance Console spreadsheet based calculators with dashboard.
Training Plan Sample Week
Average Weekly Breakdown
|Workouts||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
|5:25 hrs||3:00 hrs|
Day Off x1
|0:37 hrs||1:00 hrs|
|0:26 hrs||0:30 hrs|
|Workouts Per Week||Weekly Average||Longest Workout|
||5:25 hrs||3:00 hrs|
||0:37 hrs||1:00 hrs|
||0:26 hrs||0:30 hrs|
Training Load By Week
This plan works best with the following fitness devices:
- Heart Rate Monitor