Browse More Plans

26 Week RUN Specific Training (Boston Qualifying Goal)

Browse More Plans

26 Week RUN Specific Training (Boston Qualifying Goal)


Dennis Welch

All plans by this Coach


26 Weeks

Plan Description

This program is designed with the intent of achieving your age specific Boston Qualifying time, and/or improve upon your current marathon time. While this program can be used by any level of runner, it is advised that you are currently running 4-6 days a week, are currently running <4 hours for the marathon, and are comfortable running continuous for 90-180 minutes.

It is also highly encouraged that you have or can acquire a tire pulling system prior to starting this program, as you will see tire pulling programmed regularly as warmups, and as well as part of workouts. These tire pulling systems are great for improving overall physical conditioning, but also in increasing specific running economy, efficiency, power to ground, and improving running mechanics and cadence. To set up a tire pulling system, purchase the harness (link below), find an old SUV sized vehicle tire, install an eye bolt on the center of the tread, and attached harness strap to tire. See video link below.

If you're already a Training Peaks member and want to join the Endurance Project team, then attach to my coaching link below, as well as our group facebook page to be a part of the Endurance Project VIP athletes group.

How it Works

Load Your Plan

Quickly view upcoming workouts in the TrainingPeaks app.

Workout and Analyze

Upload completed workouts from your favorite tracking app or device.

Track Your Progress

Get feedback, stay on top of your training and perform at your best.

Learn More

Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x3
02:33:00 03:00:00
X-Train x3
02:42:00 02:00:00
Strength x1
00:33:00 01:15:00
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
02:33:00 03:00:00
02:42:00 02:00:00
00:33:00 01:15:00

Training Load By Week

This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • GPS

All supported devices

Dennis Welch

Endurance Project

This is a coached group of all things endurance training. Whether your goal is to PR a 5k, run your first marathon, complete a 100 mile race, get into Obstacle Course Racing, or take on a triathlon, we are here to help you become a better athlete.

  • This plan includes a Free Basic TrainingPeaks Account.
  • Access your training plan anywhere on the TrainingPeaks mobile and desktop apps.
  • Track your performance with robust data tracking and detailed graphs.
  • Plan for your event in the TrainingPeaks calendar.
  • Track your weight, sleep, hours, fatigue and stress while you train.
  • Completed workouts sync with popular apps like Garmin and Wahoo. Learn More
  • If plan includes Structured Workouts, then planned workouts sync to compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time. Learn More

Refund Policy

This plan is protected by our Refund Policy and may, with the author's approval, be exchanged for a plan of equal value from the same author.

Still have questions about this plan?
| Premium

10% Off

Bundle your plan with TrainingPeaks Premium, and you'll unlock our progress-tracking tools, plus the freedom to move workouts to fit your schedule.

$112.49 USD for the first year, billed yearly.

$50.00 - Buy Now