The BQ(Q) – Ron

Name: Ron

Sex: Male

Age (at the time of first BQ): 56

Height: 5”10”

Weight (at the time of first BQ):158

At which marathon did you get your first BQ? Fox Valley Marathon, St Charles, IL 3:37:38

How long had you been running when you ran your first BQ?

23 years

Did you run in college or high school?

Ran track and XC my last year in HS

What was your approximate lifetime mileage at the time of your first BQ?

12,000 miles-injuries every few months.(back issues)

How many miles did you run in the year before your first BQ?

1722 miles in 2010

Approximately how many races did you run in that year?

(didn’t answer)

Did you follow a canned program? If so, which one? If not, give us an idea of what your training philosophy was.

Pfitzinger’s Advanced Marathoning UP to 55 miles per week

Did you run with a running club or utilize a coach?

I have been part of a running club for twenty two years.

Did cross training play a role in your training?

No cross training. I did start running ultras in November of 2010.

Any other thoughts you would like to share with those of working towards a BQ?

The most helpful part of the training was the mile repeats. I used the McMillan calculator.

I was on the verge of  over training, The last 3 weeks I had to cut mileage from 45-55 to <30 mpw.

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