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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
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!