Age (at the time of first BQ):
Weight (at the time of first BQ):
At which marathon did you get your first BQ?
Tell us a little about the race.
This was my second marathon, and I don’t know.. I just felt really strong and solid the whole race. I remember each time I looked at my watch, I was pretty surprised by my pace. I didn’t really hit the wall until mile 24, and then my pace slowed to 8:20s.
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?
Did you run with a running club or utilize a coach?
Did cross training play a role in your training? If so, how?
Yes, swimming and lifting I think really helped.
Did speed work play a role or specific workouts play a role in your training? If so, how?
I don’t think so.
Any other thoughts you would like to share with those of working towards a BQ?
If I can do it, anyone can.