Boston Marathon Training: Weeks 7 & 8

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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I can’t believe my  training for the Boston Marathon is already half over. This is both exciting and nerve-racking. Holy cow. The marathon is going to be here before I know it!

My training over the past couple of weeks wasn’t the best, but I’m not dwelling on it (the past is the past) and instead looking forward. In week 7, I traveled to Seattle and Minneapolis and then contracted a terrible stomach bug, which sidelined me for the rest of the week. Last week, I got back on track with my training, but I didn’t go crazy either since my body was still recovering. Despite everything that’s happened recently, I’m happy with my training and excited to move into the final weeks. Onward and upward!

Boston Marathon Training Weeks 7 and 8

Week of February 15th (9.6 miles)

  • Sunday: 9.6 miles
  • Monday: 3-mile hike
  • Tuesday: Off
  • Wednesday: Sick
  • Thursday: Sick
  • Friday: Sick
  • Saturday: Sick

Week of February 22nd (20.9 miles)

  • Sunday: 3.2 miles
  • Monday: Off
  • Tuesday: 15/8 Yassos/10 (9.59 miles)
  • Wednesday: KFIT
  • Thursday: Tempo 30/30/20 (8.13 miles)
  • Friday: CrossFit Open WOD 15.1
  • Saturday: Off

If you’re not familiar with tempo runs and hill workouts, here’s a quick explanation””and 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

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  1. Hi Tina! Thanks for sharing your training with us. I hate when an illness can detract from my training and it usually stresses me out, especially if I’m halfway through my training cycle! You have such a positive attitude to not let this affect you going forward. Hopefully boston will warm up so you can get in some good miles outdoors in the next few weeks!! Keep going; I’m cheering you on from Pittsburgh 🙂

  2. It so, so sucks to be sick or injured during training. & it’s not like you are sick and then it’s over. Your body needs time to heal, you know?

    I’m currently training for my first marathon in May and had food poisoning on Friday before my long run on Saturday! Eeek! Had to push the run out to today.

    I’m enjoying following your marathon training journey! Thanks for posting!


  3. How’d you do on 15.1?

    I was able to get not only my first Toes2bar, but i managed to get all 15 and then completed 1 full round for a whopping score of 30, lol. Then PR’d my C&J at 130. I’ll take it!

  4. I’d say you did pretty well considering your travel and being sick! I always give myself an extra week in my training plan since I usually get sick during training! But your training plan is a lot longer than mine because I get worn out so I only do 10 week training plans. Though I’ve never ran a marathon so my hat’s off to you. 😀

  5. Great job getting those longer, mid-week runs done! Those are typically the toughest runs for me each week. I dealt with illness too and it’s tough not to let it put you in a negative mindset.

  6. Hey Tina,
    You are doing awesome! I ran 16 miles outside yesterday, my first run outside in over a month. I am feeling it today, but more than that, I haven’t trained for a marathon in four years and forgot how mentally challenging it can be. As long as we get to the start of the marathon healthy, we will do great. I was hoping to finish in under four hours but after the winter that we have had in Boston, I will be happy to just cross that finish line. Keep up the great work and positive outlook!!!

  7. So excited that your training is halfway over! Youve been doing an awesome job and I know you are going to rock it.

    One of the things I like about having a blog is being able to be accountable. It doesn’t really work well if you are training for something and then slack off and have to let everyone know. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Way to go, girl! You’re totally rocking your training and making me long for some serious race training. I tried to train for the Chicago marathon and it didn’t workout with all of the 50 States In A Year planning but I still have the itch to complete a full…

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