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Boston by the Numbers

Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you’ve already heard the news regarding the Boston Marathon field size, due to return to its normal Patriot’s Day date in April of 2022. With registration happening this week and notification of acceptances much further out, thousands of nervous runners begin that time honored tradition of fretting overContinue reading “Boston by the Numbers”

Workout Spotlight, Part 1

Marathon Pace Work: The Squeeze Thus begins a new feature which I hope to continue periodically on this blog. My plan is to feature a workout along with some thoughts on when to incorporate it and what is to be gained from that type of workout. First up we will spotlight a Marathon Pace Workout.Continue reading “Workout Spotlight, Part 1”

Marathon Training Dates

For a general rule of thumb, I recommend 20-24 weeks of marathon training for all runners at every level. The only exception would be for advanced runners with a solid base of mileage who have prior marathon experience. In the charts below, I’ve outlined the start date for training beginning 22 weeks prior to raceContinue reading “Marathon Training Dates”

Let’s Get Ready To…Plan

You’ve registered for the race. Now comes the crucially important next step. Figuring out your training. Beginner runners and experienced racers alike, all must undertake some type of training in order to have a successful race day. The methods you use to prepare can vary greatly from those of others, but no one is crossingContinue reading “Let’s Get Ready To…Plan”


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