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One of the most common and worthy goals of any marathoner is to be able to race the iconic Boston Marathon. 

But did you know that training for Boston, if you want to get it right, will require you to do a few things differently?

While the point-to-point race is a net downhill, terrain is tricky. Factor in the unpredictable weather and you can easily trip up in training.

Today, I’m going to go over:

  • What makes the Boston Marathon unique and why you need to change up your training
  • Some common training myths and mistakes many marathoners make, and
  • What kinds of workouts you should include in your Boston Marathon buildup.

If you’ve qualified for Boston or are dreaming of doing so one day, you don’t want to miss this.

Welcome to the Planted Runner. I’m Coach Claire Bartholic and my mission is to help you improve your running, your mindset, and your life with science-backed training and plant-based nutrition.

If you need more help, you can order my book The Planted Runner: Running Your Best With Plant-Based Nutrition wherever you get books or request a copy from your local library. 

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