Thanks, Bennet for taking the time to tell us about your BQ!
Age (at the time of first BQ):
Weight (at the time of first BQ):
At which marathon did you get your first BQ?
Med City Marathon
Tell us a little about the race.
Sunny and cool out. A steep downhill for the first mile, followed by a flat out-and-back.
How long had you been running when you ran your first BQ?
Did you run in college or high school?
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?
No program. No watches, no times, just run distances by feeling
Did you run with a running club or utilize a coach?
Did cross training play a role in your training? If so, how?
Did speed work play a role or specific workouts play a role in your training? If so, how?
Yes. I ran 800 and mile splits and periodic fartleks.
Any other thoughts you would like to share with those of working towards a BQ?