Qualifying and being accepted into the Boston Marathon is an amazing accomplishment. Don’t train on you own. Stay focused and build friendships with other Boston-bound runners as you prepare to conquer the course.
This program is presented by the San Diego Track Club and your registration includes:
- Specially designed limited edition Tech-T
- Training plan led by experienced coach
- Long run water station support
- Pre-trip dinner and send off
- Entry in to one local event/races
- Special small group events such as seminars on injury prevention, nutrition, equipment and more
Past participants have gone on to form lifelong friendships and share in the journey to Hopkinton!
The Boston Marathon training program offers a separate five month training schedule but includes all of the benefits associated with the hugely successful Rockin’ N’ Runnin’ Marathon Training Program (RNRMTP). This small group is typically made up of 40-50 runners from all over the county. Typically, the weekly schedule coincides with the RNR MTP group such as Tuesday night track workouts under the lights and Saturday long runs to take advantage of the all the support and coaching such as long run aid stations, guest speakers, race entries and other RNRMTP program offerings. The Boston training officially begins in November, about six weeks before the RNRMTP, but does not conclude with your own pre-Boston dinner and the Boston Marathon in April. Upon your return from Boston, you are welcome to participate with the runners training for Rock N Roll -San Diego in early June during which time all the benefits of that program are yours to enjoy.
This program is open to all who have already qualified and Been Accepted to run in the next Boston Marathon. Typically registration confirmations are sent in late Sept or even October depending on the strength of the field. Your qualifying time is not important and the training program will be adapted to the many age group qualifying paces. We know that a 4:00 hour effort for an older runner is just as difficult as a 3:10 effort for a younger runner so all who have qualified will get the individual attention specific to their own goals. One of the primary focuses of the training program will be to keep you injury free but should you find yourself sidelined, all efforts will be made to modify your training schedule if required and get you the right physical therapy until you are back on schedule.
Upon registering, you will be sent an introductory letter and questionnaire so we can better understand your abilities and goals.
Paul Greer:Program Director and Metro Division Coach
Dave “Hutch” Hutchinson: Coach
“Hutch” brings to the program his years of experience with: two Boston Marathons, seventeen total marathons, a 2:44 marathon PR, a 1:18 half marathon PR and over thirty five years of running and racing. He has mentored, coached and assisted many runners over the years and takes a personal interest in each and every runner.