The Sage Running Boston Specific Marathon Training Plan  $14.99   

(NEW and UPDATED from Feb. 2018!)

by Coach Sandi Nypaver and Coach Sage Canaday

The goal of this plan is to allow you to run your best marathon possible Boston Marathon in 14 weeks time. The included Training Guide comes with an extra section with details about the elevation profile of the Boston Marathon course and how to tackle the hills.

If you are looking to run another BQ time and/or even a sub 3:00 or sub 2:45 marathon at Boston then this plan is for you!


This plan is structured for runners who will reach a peak mileage of somewhere between 65 to 80 miles (100 to 130km) a week. If you haven’t run a single week over 55 miles (90km) per week in your running career yet, we highly recommend that you take several months (or even a year) to build up your mileage base so you are consistently averaging at least 50 to 55 miles per week (90km) on a regular basis without any serious injury before starting this training program.

Also of note: It is highly recommended you start this plan after already training for 2-4 weeks (and not starting from 0 miles/km per week). Ideally you have been running atleast 40-50 miles (70-80km) already for at least 2 weeks, and those miles have all been very “Easy.” Don’t come into this program right after having raced a full marathon (and don’t start this program injured or burned-out). You want to start fresh with 2-4 weeks of Easy base mileage under your belt (and ideally 4-5 weeks before that you took a break from training/running). 


Screenshoots from special section in our Training Guide (inside Boston Marathon Course info!):

What you get:

  1. A 14-week calendar grid chart with every day specifically detailed with a training workout. Included in the plan’s weeks are inspirational quotes from Boston Marathon runners.  The plan progresses with periodized phases to build your fitness, speed and strength so that you peak for your goal race in 14 weeks time. Both US and Metric measurement versions of this plan are included!
  2. All training plans come with the detailed Sage Running Guide to help you understand each type of run and give you advice for your upcoming training. Also included is a training zone intensity chart that visually defines key workout efforts.
  3. The Sage Running Strength Training Plan (included in our Guide as well as Boston Marathon Course Specific Information) designed specifically for distance runners!


Why our plan is different:

This plan is derived from the theories and practices of the most legendary distance running coaches and exercise scientists from around the world: Arthur Lydiard, Jack Daniels, Renato Canova, and Peter Pfitzinger to name a few. Unlike other “cookie-cutter” training plans that just list mileage and a general pace, this Sage Running plan gives you essential specifics on how to do workouts at the right intensity for the most beneficial training stimuli. Furthermore, it does not follow a strict 7-day cycle (like most competitor’s plans), because at Sage Running we believe some workouts take longer to recover from and adapt to. Therefore sometimes recovery running days are extended and shortened appropriately to give you an ideal boost in fitness.  Most other plans do not take this kind of periodization into consideration.

We realize that great coaching is both a science and an art – and we’ve used this philosophy (as well as knowledge gained from our own careers as runners) along with experience from coaching many others, to create a plan that emphasizes consistent, smart progression: A true Sage Running™ experience!

In order to purchase this option, you must agree to our TERMS AND CONDITIONS.  By proceeding to purchase this plan, you are agreeing to these TERMS AND CONDITIONS.  

To purchase the Boston Specific Advanced Marathon Training Plan by Sage Running (14 weeks, plus our Training Guide and Key Training Zones Chart), please click on the button below:

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