What is included with the REVEL Boston Online Coaching Program?
When you register for REVEL Boston Online Coaching, you will be asked to complete a Runner Profile. Your profile will go directly to your REVEL Coach, who will use that information to evaluate your progress throughout training. Before your training begins, your coach will contact you to make an introduction, to provide contact information for you to reach your Coach, and to provide any additional instructions for your training preparation.
Your training plan will be available after logging in and visiting the Training Center section on the training page. You will receive a schedule that will include your daily workouts, weekly targets, and overall strategy for that training cycle.
Coach Paul will send weekly e-mails to you with instructions for the following week's workouts. These e-mails will remind you about the objectives of your specific training cycle, will explain the overall workouts goals for each of your workouts, and will include tips on how to translate key concepts into preparation for the Boston Marathon course.
All participants will receive a special "REVEL Boston" singlet, access to interactive monthly online video conference calls with other REVEL Boston participants and Coach Paul, and a group "Breakfast in Boston" with Coach Paul on Sunday, April 14, 2019, where your coach will provide a detailed segment-by-segment breakdown of the Boston Marathon course.
What level should I choose?
MarathonLevel 1 Boston training is intended for runners who are running Boston for the first time, or who prefer lower mileage and intensity in a marathon training program.
Can I switch between Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3 training once the programs are underway?
Yes, but switching up is not recommended. The demands and intensity of the Level 3 training are high, and rely heavily on the ability to sustain demanding levels of mileage and intensity over the total training period. Switching down should not be a problem at any point in the program. It is a step down in intensity and overall mileage.
Boston Online Coaching Program
Back by popular demand, the REVEL Boston Online Coaching Program is available for runners who qualified for the 2019 Boston Marathon.
The REVEL Boston training program offers detailed and personalized one-on-one coaching by eight-time Boston Marathon finisher Paul Carmona, coach for REVEL's highly-popular downhill training programs. Since 2004, Coach Paul's training methods have proven successful for runners around the world, including marathoners who have trained with Coach Paul for the unique challenges of the famous Boston Marathon course.
The REVEL Boston program begins in late October for the 123rd Boston Marathon on April 15, 2019. All participants will receive a special "REVEL Boston" singlet, access to interactive monthly online video conference calls with other REVEL Boston participants and Coach Paul, and a group "Breakfast in Boston" with Coach Paul on Sunday, April 14, 2019, where your coach will provide a detailed segment-by-segment breakdown of the Boston Marathon course.
What makes REVEL Boston Online Coaching Program unique?
First, the program is a coached program. It is easy to find a generic plan in a book, magazine, or website that simply says "do this." By contrast, the REVEL Boston coached program offers more: you will be coached personally by Coach Paul Carmona, an experienced marathon coach who has coached Boston Marathon runners for 12 years and who has run Boston 8 times. Coach Paul will work directly with you throughout the program, will explain the purpose of every workout, and will follow your progress throughout your training cycle.
Second, the REVEL Boston Online Coaching Program is specifically and uniquely designed for the Boston Marathon course. Your training will include regular workouts designed to prepare you for the demands of the Boston Marathon course - from the speedy downhill start through the challenges of the "Newton Hills" and the famous "Heartbreak Hill."
Third, REVEL's Boston Online Coaching program will invite your feedback as you train, measuring your progress and helping you work through challenges. You can ask questions and get answers or advice from Coach Paul about your race goals, your race strategy, race nutrition, how to avoid or deal with injuries while training, and your overall training experience. You will also get monthly online video conferences with Coach Paul and other REVEL Boston participants, where you can ask questions and get answers directly from your coach.
A "training plan" from a website can't do that. Our REVEL Boston Coach can and will do that.
What type of workouts does the training include?Your typical weekly schedule will consist of:
|Sunday||Recovery or Rest Run|
|Monday||Easy Run or Speed/Hill Work|
|Wednesday||Rest or Easy Run|
|Thursday||Stamina/Pace Run or Easy Run|
Again, if your personal schedule does not allow for workouts on any of the scheduled days, Coach Paul will work with you to adjust your training plan to fit your own schedule.
Marathon Coaching Mileage
|Long Run Mileage||Average Weekly Mileage||Highest Weekly Mileage|
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