The BQ(Q) – Brian N

Name

Brian N.

Sex:

Male

Age (at the time of first BQ):

23

Height:

6’0″

Weight (at the time of first BQ):

130

At which marathon did you get your first BQ?

Big Cottonwood

Tell us a little about the race.

Very much a downhill course (If I remember right, about 5000 ft in elevation change) with the last half marathon mostly flat or rolling hills.

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

9 years

Did you run in college or high school?

Yes

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

5000?

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

450

Approximately how many races did you run in that year?

1 (that qualifier)

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

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

No

Did cross training play a role in your training? If so, how?

No

Did speed work play a role or specific workouts play a role in your training? If so, how?

Only barely

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

Put in the time to train, work your way up to longer runs at goal pace, and stay motivated. The Boston Marathon was the most memorable race I’ve ever ran and it’s worth the effort. We believe in you!

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About seanv2

Scholar, gentleman, jock. I run the website Milo and the Calf. There you will find the Boston Qualifier Questionnaire where runners share their stories of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. You'll also find my thoughts on endurance sports, ancient history, Judaism, and hundreds of book reviews.
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