Boston 2010 Race Plan

I’ve finally decided. I’m going to race conservatively at Boston this year. I’m still trying to PR but not going for an aggressive plan based on my training paces of 6:18 minutes per mile for my marathon goal pace.

My plan for this year is to try and range between 6:20 and 6:25 minutes/mile for the downhill and flat sections. That would put me somewhere between a 2h 48min and 2h 50min marathon.

M A Time M B Time
1 6:25 6:25 1 6:20 6:20
2 6:25 12:50 2 6:20 12:40
E 3 6:25 19:16 E 3 6:20 19:01
4 6:25 25:41 4 6:20 25:21
g 5 6:25 32:06 g 5 6:20 31:41
6 6:25 38:31 6 6:20 38:01
7 6:25 44:56 7 6:20 44:21
8 6:25 51:21 8 6:20 50:41
E g 9 6:25 57:47 E g 9 6:20 57:02
10 6:25 1:04:12 10 6:20 1:03:22
11 6:25 1:10:37 11 6:20 1:09:42
12 6:25 1:17:02 12 6:20 1:16:02
13 6:25 1:23:27 13 6:20 1:22:22
g 14 6:25 1:29:52 g 14 6:20 1:28:42
15 6:25 1:36:18 15 6:20 1:35:03
E 16 6:25 1:42:43 E 16 6:20 1:41:23
17 6:40 1:49:23 17 6:40 1:48:03
g 18 6:50 1:56:13 g 18 6:50 1:54:53
19 6:35 2:02:48 19 6:35 2:01:28
20 6:55 2:09:43 20 6:55 2:08:23
E 21 6:58 2:16:42 E 21 6:58 2:15:22
22 6:20 2:23:02 22 6:20 2:21:42
gE 23 6:20 2:29:22 gE 23 6:20 2:28:02
24 6:20 2:35:42 24 6:20 2:34:22
25 6:25 2:42:07 25 6:20 2:40:42
26 6:25 2:48:32 26 6:20 2:47:02
F 1:17 2:49:49 F 1:16 2:48:18

Trying to run 6:18s the whole way will not get me under 2h and 45 min (would be around 2:47:30) given the tough hills so I think getting the sub 2:50 target off my back at Boston is the right thing for me for now. Did I also mention that work is busier than it has in a long time for me, running can’t be what I stress about … it’s my stress relief so it’s to start settling into this goal and getting ready to race in two weeks.

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