Boston Marathon Clinics

Get to the Starting Line in Peak Condition

Hosted by the B.A.A. and in cooperation with adidas, race officials, staff and experts will get you ready to run your best Boston Marathon.

Three clinics were offered prior to the 2014 Boston Marathon, and were held at the Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center (formerly the John Hancock Hotel and Conference Center). The Boston Common Hotel and Conference Center is conveniently located in Boston's Back Bay at the corner of Stuart Street and Trinity Place across from the John Hancock Tower and adjacent to the MBTA's Back Bay Station.

Designed to help you train to run your best race, the clinics were free and open to officially registered athletes in the 2014 Boston Marathon and their guests. To view the videos from the 2014 Boston Marathon clinics, see below.

CLINIC #3 VIDEO

To follow along with Clinic #3's presentation, please view/download the following files:

Powerpoint Presentation

Tapering, Runner Check list, and Course Review notes

PART 1 PART 2 PART 3

CLINIC #2 VIDEO

PART 1 PART 2 PART 3

CLINIC #1 VIDEO

PART 1 PART 2
PART 3 PART 4

 

2015 CLINIC DATES

JANUARYFEBRUARYMARCH
DATE: TBD DATE: TBD DATE: TBD

LOCATION: TBD

TOPIC: TRAINING PROGRAM

Training plan check-In - See how your training plan is going.

Introducing flexibility into your training - Learn to adjust your training program due to schedule change, injury, or weather conditions.

Question & answer - Open forum to ask our panel of experts about all things related to the Boston Marathon.

LOCATION: TBD

TOPIC: TRAINING CHECK-IN

Adding races to your schedule

When NOT to train

Preparing for long runs

Nutrition Advise

Question & answer - Open forum to ask our panel of experts about all things related to the Boston Marathon.

LOCATION: TBD

TOPIC: RACE DAY PREPARATION

Tapering for the race

Final countdown to Patriots' Day

Race day logistics

Course preview

Question & answer - Open forum to ask our panel of experts about all things related to the Boston Marathon.

CLINIC FORMAT

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Clinic registration and official Boston Marathon adidas apparel. Interact with B.A.A. and adidas staff, officials and experts before the clinic begins.

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Presentation – each clinic concentrates on various topics and will feature experts in their field.

7:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Get your individual questions answered by B.A.A. experts.

All information above is subject to change

B.A.A. Moment 2

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.