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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.  Now that it’s January, it’s time to begin your Boston Marathon training.

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.

I’ve run the Boston Marathon in both steamy hot weather and icy cold rain and I wouldn’t trade either one of those days for the world.  The training that I did and how I prepare my athletes today includes specific training that you might not need for other marathons and that’s what I’m going to explain today.

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.

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.


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