My training program for this year’s Boston Marathon is a lot like last year’s: lots of running squeezed into just a few weeks, no taper. Most runners train year round but since I’m coming off a nordic skiing, I have to do a rapid adaptation to get my legs used to the road miles. Aerobic base is not a problem, but it has to be converted to specific running technique and physiology.
Last year, I did that adaptation over 8 weeks. As one can see from my very scientific tracking data (above), I’m trying for a similar plan this year, though I’ve got myself a few extra weeks. One notable difference in my program is… Continue reading