Boston Marathon Training: Weeks 11 & 12

Hi, friends!

Another two weeks of marathon training are in the books! And I’m getting close to taper time, which is both exciting and nerve-wracking. My taper is actually only two weeks, which is quite a bit different than my previous marathon plans, but, hey, you gotta trust your training and that’s exactly what I am doing. 

Last week was a much-needed de-load week with lower mileage, but things are amping up once again with another 3:00 run and likely the highest mileage of my training next week. But, after that, it’s officially tamper time. Yeehaw! I’m in the homestretch!

boston marathon training weeks 11 and 12

Week of March 15th (38.5 miles)

  • Sunday: Off
  • Monday: 15/8 Yassos/15 (10.03 miles)
  • Tuesday: Off
  • Wednesday: KFIT
  • Thursday: 3:18 long run (20 miles)
  • Friday: Off
  • Saturday: 8.45 miles

Week of March 22nd (20.6 miles)

  • Sunday: Off
  • Monday: KFIT
  • Tuesday: 15/9 Yassos/15 (11 miles)
  • Wednesday: 3-mile walk at the park
  • Thursday: 30/40/20 Tempo (9.67 miles)
  • Friday: CrossFit (15.5 – 12:43 Rx)
  • Saturday: Off

FYI: Here’s what Yassos are all about!

Boston Marathon Training: Weeks 1 & 2

Boston Marathon Training: Weeks 3 & 4

Boston Marathon Training: Weeks 5 & 6

Boston Marathon Training: Weeks 7 & 8

Boston Marathon Training: Weeks 9 & 10


  1. Meow I am so inspired by you!! You have always amazed me with your fitness routine. I can’t wait for you to run the marathon! Boston is such an awesome race!

    1. I don’t want to crash and burn on marathon day, so that keeps me motivated, but, ultimately, I think about all the times that I couldn’t run/workout because I was too sick. It works every time! 😄

  2. I’ve done 5 Boston’s and I’m by no means an expert but why only a 2 week taper? This is no time to get injured. Sometimes less is more at the end. I only say this because I want you to do well 🙂

    1. That’s what my plan says to do, so I’m trusting my running coach. She’s used the same plan for a lot of Boston runners, so I hope it works for me too! 😄

      1. See I over trained and injured myself badly at the end so I only say it out of concern. If anything starts feeling off just cut back. I’m sure your coach would agree.

        Best of luck! We will be out watching

  3. Congrats on your hard work and training for the marathon with all the snow you’ve gotten and having a child under one!!

  4. Congrats to you on your training for a marathon with all the snow you’ve gotten this year and having a child under one!

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