So you decided it is time to qualify for the Boston Marathon. What is it
that you need to work on, speed or endurance? Use the calculator on the
left to find out. If your required minimum 5 K time is faster than what you
can do now, you need more speed. Otherwise, you need more endurace.
Feel free to
experiment with different training mileage.
Please note that the numbers from the calculator are approximations for
the average runner. You may have individual strengths or weaknesses that
the calculator is not able to account for. However, it should give you
a rough idea of what you need to work on.
The majority of generally healthy runners who have not yet qualified for
Boston lack the endurance, and more often than not it can be greatly improved
with better training. The Fast Running
Blog can help you get discplined in your training, and get day to day advice specific to your current training from
seasoned marathoners who have already qualified for Boston.
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