I always wanted to run theÂ Boston Marathon, so when I was approached with a free bib, it was an opportunity that I just couldnâ€™t refuse. At the time, I was only 3-months postpartum and running just a few miles at a time. I typically ran with Quinn in a jogging stroller, which often included lots of walking breaks, so I really didnâ€™t think I could run 26.2 miles.
Obviously, physically, running a marathon was going to beÂ a challenge, but, as a brand new mom, making time to properly train definitely wasnâ€™t going to be easy either. I know busy moms and working moms train for marathons all the time, but I didnâ€™t know how the heck I was going to do it myself. In the end,Â it took a village for meÂ to run theÂ Boston Marathon, but what ultimately helped me run a good race was myÂ training plan (linked below).
This training plan is easy to follow whether you are a seasoned runner looking
to PR or a newbie runner hoping to just cross the finish line in one piece. Itâ€™sÂ based on 3 days of running per week with some cross-training mixed in, andÂ it can be adjusted based on your schedule. I hope you find it helpful!