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26 Week RUN Specific Training (Boston Qualifying Goal)


Dennis Welch

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26 Weeks

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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.

Training Plan Sample Week


Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x3
2:33 hrs 3:00 hrs
X-Train x3
2:42 hrs 2:00 hrs
Strength x1
0:33 hrs 1:15 hrs
Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
2:33 hrs 3:00 hrs
2:42 hrs 2:00 hrs
0:33 hrs 1:15 hrs

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.

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