SeekingBostonMarathon is an amateur's journey to race in the ultimate annual marathon--the Boston Athletic Association's Boston Marathon. This is not an olympic runner or professional runner's advice site, but an "average joe" who got hooked on running and finally reached hallowed ground in 2010 and is constantly seeking to get back to Boston.
How often do you push yourself in a week during a marathon training program? I typically work out 6-7 days a week during marathon training, but only two of those push my limits in terms of pace. This was last weekend during a Boston Marathon 20 mile simulated training run. This was on a slightly hilly course with six by two mile progressive marathon goal-paced interval sets with a half mile float (20-30 seconds slower than goal pace) between. This one pushed my limits for sure, but a huge confidence boost. Sets were; 7:25, 7:27, 7:28, 7:25, 7:19, and 7:18. #pushyourself