Marathon Training By The Numbers

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. I just got goose bumps! Gorgeous pictures, beautiful post – such a memorable training period for the marathon. Wishing you all the best.

  2. Those pictures are beautiful and I definitely got teary eyed reading this post! I will be sending positive and happy thoughts to you today! Have fun and run amazing. And thank you for sharing this journey with us <3

  3. Best wishes. Have a fantastic race! I have enjoyed reading about your training. I can’t wait to hear about the race.

  4. Ahh good luck! As I am coming to my 20 miler week this could not make me more excited about my run, I am totally going to have to do a post like this too!

  5. I have really enjoyed following you along in your journey of training for Boston. I am planning on running my first marathon in Feb. Love that you say that you were only running 3 miles prior to training….gives me hope that I can do it too!

    Congratulations 🙂

  6. I am so, so excited to hear all about it! I prayed for you and Janae this morning, that your race would be everything (and then some) you hoped it would be!!!!!

  7. Congrats on your training and good luck with the race!!! Such an accomplishment to even get into the race! Have fun!!

  8. You’re amazing!! Have fun and soak in the experience. I’ve been following your training journey and I’m sure all your hard work and dedication is going to pay off today. Good luck!!

    1. I’ve been reading your blog for a few months but am here writing my first comment because I just spotted you out on the course without even trying!! You were still looking strong even though you had been running for HOURS. It was so much fun to catch a glimpse of someone so inspiring, can’t wait to hear how the day went for you.

  9. I know this is too late but best of luck today! All of your training and hard work will pay off. Be proud of yourself for this amazing accomplishment!

  10. Congratulations on getting through all that training and entering such an amazing race after wanting it for so long. Love reading your blog. Hope you’re staying warm today and having fun! Boston Strong.

  11. Have been MIA for months (Moved from Boston to NOLA) so haven’t kept up with the blog, but I see your tweets. I’ve been rooting for you from 1500 miles south. Trust your training, you’re going to be awesome!!!

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