Welcome to Marathon Training I & II

We are glad that you are joining us for Marathon Training I or Marathon Training II.  This blog will function as a means of communication between instructors and students as well as between your fellow classmates.  We will post links to races, training guides, running maps, course materials and a bunch of other stuff related to the adventure we call marathon training! Please check back often as we will be posting new items on a regular basis.  And if you come across anything interesting, don’t hesitate to post something in the comments section!!

Student Comments: Learn why students enjoy this class

Hola Jenn & Aaron!

This is Stephanie from your fall ’09/spring ’10 marathon training class. I hope this e-mail finds you both well!

I just wanted to let you know that I FINALLY ran a marathon! Two Sundays ago, I ran the Madrid Marathon. (I’m working for BU’s study abroad program here for the year). It went really well! My goal was to do it in 4 hours and 15 minutes, but I ended up getting 3:56:05.  I’m not setting any course records, but like you guys taught us, it’s about personal goals. Thanks again for putting the idea of running a marathon in my head, and for making me believe that I could actually do it! 🙂

Hope you’re both still running strong!
Take care!

Hi Jenn,

I just wanted to be able to thank you for all of your help and guidance this semester. I never thought that I would be able to run a marathon, and you helped me get to that place physically and mentally. I would take this class over and over if my schedule would allow it! You have been a great mentor and I deeply appreciate all of your hard work, and I really hope that I will see you again sometime in the near future. Thank you again for everything!



Hi Jenn,
Just wanted to let you know that my run in the Run to Remember half marathon last week went really well.  I ran the race in 2:16 which was exactly the time I was hoping for!  I felt really good throughout the race–the last mile was challenging, mostly because for the longest time I couldn’t figure out where the finish line was!

I really enjoyed Marathon Training this year and felt it prepared me well for the race–I’ll definitely miss the class!  Hope you have a great summer!


Hi Jenn,

I just wanted to let you know that my marathon yesterday went really well! I felt really good for most of it, but the last few miles were pretty tough. I finished with a time of 3:27:47 and qualified for the 2013 Boston Marathon!! I am super pumped and registered the second I found out! Hopefully I’ll be able to fit this class into my schedule in the spring to help me get ready for it!

Thanks for your help and I’ll see you Wednesday!


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