2024 Boston Training | Weekly Long Run Kick-off with Coach Dan

2024 Boston Training | Weekly Long Run Kick-off with Coach Dan

Every week, Heartbreak hosts runners in-person in Boston & Chicago for Boston Marathon training. Not everyone can make the sessions though. In order, to reach our Heartbreakers and charity partners training all over the world, Coach Dan sends out a Friday intention setting message ahead of the long runs (watch below). We'll share them here each week. Want to train for Boston with us? Learn more here. See all of our Boston Marathon specific events here.

Long Run | What to Expect (link)

Still need to register for the run? (rsvp here)

Week of 2/23/2024:

 

Please register for our biggest events if you're planning to attend: (Starting Line Bus Run, 3/16, & Longest Long, 3/23, HERE)

Read about the "Mostly Heartbroken, Still Going" spring 2024 campaign here.

Beginner: 16 miles (Boston area route)

Intermediate: 20 miles (Boston area route)

Week of 2/16/2024:

Please register for our biggest events if you're planning to attend: (Starting Line Bus Run, 3/16, & Longest Long, 3/23, HERE)

Read about the "Mostly Heartbroken, Still Going" spring 2024 campaign here.

Beginner: 14 miles (Boston area route)

Intermediate: 14 miles (Boston area route) (INT assignment: 12-16A miles: progression run; 1st 6-10 miles easy; each of last 6 miles faster than previous mile. Learn to finish strong. Distance variation comes from how many miles you want to run warming up. Be careful with yourself at this stage.)

Week of 2/9/2024:

Beginner: 10 miles (Boston area route)

Intermediate: 18 miles (Boston area route)

Week of 2/2/2024:

Beginner: 14 miles (Boston area route)

Intermediate: 16(A) miles (Boston area route) - after mile 8, alternate (mile @ tempo, mile @ steady (steady = near MGP, comfortably hard). So tempo miles 9, 11, 13, 15. Remember, tempo is your 1 hour long threshold pace, "you could talk at this pace but you'd rather not and if it feels to fast, slow down a hair." (Tip: Don't over think the paces.) Think of it as alternating STRONG then MGP alternating miles for the last 8. 

Week of 1/26/2024:

Beginner & Intermediate distance: 12 miles (Boston area route)

Week of 1/19/2024:

SAFETY ROUTE IN EFFECT: Due to the extreme cold weather, we are running the carriage lane of comm ave back and forth only. Runners are encouraged to do the run on their own. Watch the video for more information.

Beginner distance: 8 miles (Boston area route)

Intermediate distance: 16 miles with a progression assignment (Boston area route)

Week of 1/12/2024:

Beginner distance: 12 miles (Boston area route)

Intermediate distance: 16 miles (Boston area route)

 

 Week of 1/5/2024:

Beginner distance: 10 miles (Boston area route)

Intermediate distance: 14 miles (Boston area route)

Week of 12/29/2023:

Beginner distance: 8 miles (Boston area route)

Intermediate distance: 10 miles ( Boston area route)

Week of 12/22/2023:

Beginner distance: 10 miles (Boston area route)

Intermediate distance: 14 miles (Boston area route)

Week of 12/15/2023:

Beginner distance: 8 miles (Boston area route)

Intermediate distance: 12 miles (Boston area route)

Week of 12/8/2023:

Beginner distance: 6 miles (Boston area route)

Intermediate distance: 10 miles (Boston area route)