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Participant Information: Marathon Training Program

Whether you are a beginner or advanced marathon runner, we have the program for you!

B.A.A. HIGH PERFORMANCE COACH TERRENCE MAHON'S 2015 BOSTON MARATHON® TRAINING PLAN

It’s the New Year. Now your training for the 2015 Boston Marathon is getting serious. We know you have become the marathoner you are today because you followed a training program that you trusted and which helped you previously. You dedicated yourself to achieving your goals in running, likely following a plan. We applaud you, and we wish you even greater success as you train for the 2015 Boston Marathon.

How can we help you? What guidance can we provide?

For more information and to register for the training plans, click the button below:

If you’ve reached this stage of your athletics, then you’re doing a lot right. However, if you are the inquisitive type who is always seeking new or other ways of training with an eye towards a better race, an improved time, or pure nirvana, then we invite you to preview the Boston Marathon training plans offered by the B.A.A. and B.A.A. High Performance Coach Terrence Mahon. There is nothing to purchase; we simply want to offer you a plan which can serve as a guide if you’re that inquisitive type.

We’re using the miCoach platform developed by adidas to house the 2015 Boston Marathon training program, and we tested it with great success this past Fall. It’s free. You do need to create a log-in to follow the program, and a few questions will determine your runner profile. We think you’ll be interested in the coaching philosophy that Coach Mahon has tailored to marathoners across the performance spectrum. Watch the videos below to see why we are using the adidas miCoach Training Plan for the 2015 Boston Marathon, and how to sign up:

    

“Training for the Boston Marathon is about consistency and marking milestones along the way,” says Mahon, who has coached seven U.S. Olympians. “We’ve created plans to share with you our sense of what it takes to be successful at Boston. You may have your own plan that you’re comfortable with, and that is great. If you want to see how we’re training for Boston, then check it out and compare. There may be a few things that you’ll want to incorporate, but we encourage you to find the right plan which works for you as an individual, taking into account your previous experiences.”

Over the course of the next few months, we’ll drop in on the training, check-in with B.A.A. Coach Mahon, and update you here and on our Boston Marathon training web page.

For more information and to register for the training plans, click the button below:

LOG IN / REGISTER INSTRUCTIONS

Select either the blue "Log In" button, or the red "Register" button to get started. Once you log in or register, please use the following steps to get to the training plans:

  • Near the top of the left of the page, select "PLANS" from the menu bar, and select "TRAINING PLANS".
  • Look for the lower left image titled "RUNNING", and select this image.
  • Next, look for "B.A.A. RACE PLANS BY TERRENCE MAHON", and select the image.
  • Select the "BOSTON MARATHON PLAN".
  • From there you will select your ability level, and then follow the instructions to get started!

B.A.A. TRAINING PLANS BY TERRENCE MAHON

The goal behind his training program is to provide a challenge to each runner regardless of their ability or experience by using a variety of training paces and intensities. By challenging users in this way means specific types of endurance can be built up not only with the aerobic system, but in upper and lower anaerobic thresholds as well.

A good training program should not only provide the appropriate stimulus to the heart and lungs but to the muscular system as well. The aim with these training programs is to improve the athletes cardiovascular fitness while also improving their running economy. As the weeks go by each runner should feel an improvement in maintaining their specific goal race pace and by the time they reach the race date they will be full of confidence to go after their goals.

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.