Pete Tanguay

Yasso 800’s

by on Jan.11, 2009, under Wisdom

I was talking to someone who has qualified for and run the Boston Marathon and asked her advice. She said the key workout was the weekly Yasso 800’s. Basically if you want to run a 3:35 marathon, you need to be able to run 10 800’s in 3 minutes and 35 seconds each with a 3 minute 35 second rest between them. 800 meters is about 1/2 mile. Start with 4 the first week and add one each week until you get to ten, which should be a couple weeks before your race. Bart Yasso was the race services director for Runners World and a you can click here for a link to an article about this.

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