DiscoverThe Strength Running PodcastBoston Marathon Preview 2024 with 18x Finisher & Author Marc Pollina
Boston Marathon Preview 2024 with 18x Finisher & Author Marc Pollina

Boston Marathon Preview 2024 with 18x Finisher & Author Marc Pollina

Update: 2024-03-07


The Boston Marathon is quickly approaching! Whether you’re racing Boston this spring or have it in your sights as a long term goal, this episode will help you learn all the ins and outs of this iconic event.

Today’s guest on the podcast will be headed to Boston for the 19th time! Marc Pollina has run 26 marathons and has been a fixture at Boston as both a charity runner and a sub-3 hour qualifier.

Marc’s new book, The Boston Marathon Handbook, offers an incredibly thorough look at the Boston Marathon, whether you’re trying to qualify for the first time or want to be better prepared to navigate race logistics. His reverence for the event is clear, but as someone who has faced the profanity inducing weather of Boston in April, Marc also writes with a sense of humor! 

Marc and I talk about all things Boston today, including:

  • Marc’s long history with the Boston marathon
  • Three elements that make Boston so special
  • The “Four Cs” of Boston pacing execution
  • Course specific preparation: how to mimic it in training
  • Some of the commandments of Boston Marathon etiquette
  • Why it’s essential to learn all the Boston race logistics

If you're looking to learn about the Boston Marathon, you won't want to miss this episode!

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Boston Marathon Preview 2024 with 18x Finisher & Author Marc Pollina

Boston Marathon Preview 2024 with 18x Finisher & Author Marc Pollina