Marathon Training By The Numbers

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots β€˜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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Today is the day. Marathon Monday is here!!!

By the time you read this post, I will be on my way to Hopkinton to run 26.2 miles. This day is a long time coming, and I can’t be more excited to finally run the Boston Marathon. It is the race I’ve always wanted to run. A lot of time, effort, and miles have gone into this one day, and I am beyond thrilled to participate and experience the 119th running of the Boston Marathon. That said, see you in Boston!


Weeks of pre-training: 8

Miles I could run before pre-training started: 3

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Weeks of training: 15

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Highest mileage week: 38.5 miles

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Highest mileage month (March): 137.7 miles

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Feet of snow on the South Shore: 7+

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Treadmill runs: 29

SAM_0649 (533x800)  Most time spent on treadmill: 2 hours

Yasso workouts on the treadmill: 7

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Road races run during training: 2

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Photo shoots: 1

The gorgeous photography included in this post is by Lucie Wicker. I was part of her Why I Run: A Boston Marathon 2015 Project.

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Pairs of sneakers: 2 + a pair of sweet lobster sneakers

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Total miles run: 397.3

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All for 26.2 miles.

This is it.

Trust your training

Trust your training.

Trust your training.



  1. Good Luck! Cannot wait to hear all about it! Know you’re gonna rock it, just like you said all you can do is trust in your training!

  2. Beautiful post, and props to all the hard work you’ve put in to make it here! I’m tracking your progress all creeper-like on the BAA website, cheering you on from the West Coast. Best of luck!

  3. Good luck, Tina! I have loved following along with your training (it seems like it went by fast!). You’ve got this! Can’t wait to read your recap. πŸ™‚

  4. Can’t stop thinking about you today and hoping your run is going well! I’ve been tracking you and Janae!!

  5. Yay Tina! Beautiful post, photos, and reminder of all your hard work. I LOVE those lobster sneakers especially after this winter in MA (and trying to train for marathon this winter). Although it’s overcast, drizzly, and a lil chilly here today I think it’s probably better running than the heat we had on last years marathon day (I remember being outside in Lexington parade last year). Much confidence and fun to you today. You are an amazing badass. Who runs a marathon and has a little guy at home? AMAZING!

  6. You are such an inspiration! I ran Boston in 2003 and it was one of the best experiences of my life! I also thought it was tough running so much outside during the winter and I can’t imagine how you did it with the crazy Boston snow. So glad you bought a jacket. I didn’t — and have always regretted it!

  7. As a 5 time Boston Marathoner, I just tracked you and unless the last mile goes very sucky you just negative splitted the Boston Marathon. That is almost impossible. Way to go. Awesome job holding back your pace at the start. It really paid off at the end. You threw down an 8.52 for the last official 5k. Only 1.4 miles to go. You are a rockstar!

  8. AWESOME job today! I felt like I was on the journey with you and enjoyed tracking you – way to go – I know this mom is inspired πŸ™‚

  9. Best of luck to you Tina! I feel like I’ve been training along with you all this time. My marathon is this weekend! Can’t wait to hear how you rocked yours!

  10. Congrats on running Boston! It’s so crazy to think all that time and effort, you have your 26.2 “victory lap” and then it’s just over. I had to find something to fill my time post marathon because all I wanted to do was keep running!

  11. I just checked your stats on the Boston Marathon website. Looks like you had a great race! Hope it was as good as it looks!

  12. So inspiring! Great job! I hope this day was just amazing for you. I love to run, and have done a half. I watched some of the highlights today and it must have been amazing to be there. Congratulations!!

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