For those who don't know, "Boston" is the only marathon you actually have to qualify to run. You qualify to run Boston by getting a specific time (based on your age group) in another qualifying marathon. For our age group (18-34), we have to finish the Cowtown Marathon in 3:40:59. Yes, this a full hour faster than I ran the Chicago Marathon. We have an exciting 15 weeks ahead of us!
This time my training schedule is more about getting faster by adding tempo and speed workouts, rather than upping distances like I did with my first marathon training program. It was a pretty intense week (Tuesday's tempo run was the hardest), but it felt so good to be running consistently again and having a goal to shoot for!
Monday: 6 miles at 8:53 /mi
Tuesday: 3 miles at 7:37 /mi (with 1 mile warm and cool)
Thursday: 5 miles at 8:53 /mi
Saturday: 10 miles at 8:53 /mi
Monday: 6 miles at 8:43 /mi
Tuesday: 3 miles at 7:28 /mi (with 1 mile warm and cool)
Thursday: 5 miles at 8:14 /mi
Saturday: 10 miles at 8:40 /mi