It’s the return of the BQ(Q). I have a couple of these in the hopper waiting to go up, but I am always looking for more people interested in doing this survey. Thanks Dave for taking part!
Name: Dave E / www.beachesrunner.com
Age (at the time of first BQ): 42
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight (at the time of first BQ): 195
At which marathon did you get your first BQ? What was your finishing time? Tell us a little about the race.
Mississauga – 3:19:10 Spring Race, 16 minute PB
How long had you been running when you ran your first BQ? Did you run in college or high school?
3 years, no HS running, played a lot of hockey with some light running as training
What was your approximate lifetime mileage at the time of your first BQ?
How many miles did you run in the year before your first BQ?
Approximately how many races did you run in that year?
Did you follow a canned program? If so, which one? If not, can you give us an idea of what your training philosophy was?
Hal Higdon Intermediate 2, hard on the hard days, easy on the easy days, long midweek runs
Did you run with a running club or utilize a coach?
Group runs, and as well, I coached a marathon clinic
Did cross training play a role in your training? If so, how?
Core strengthening, some swimming, some cycling
Any other thoughts you would like to share with those of working towards a BQ?
RUN MORE, run with a group, preferably faster runners