The BQ(Q) – Linda

Linda may now have the prize for the shortest time from taking up running to qualifying for Boston among respondents. Six months and four hundred miles! Something tells me there was some latent talent there! Thanks for sharing you story, Linda!

Name

Linda

Sex:

Female

Age (at the time of first BQ):

46

Height:

5’4”

Weight (at the time of first BQ):

125

At which marathon did you get your first BQ?

Napa

 

Tell us a little about the race.

My first marathon! Pouring rain, beautiful course, loved it. Got hooked.

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

6 months

Did you run in college or high school?

No

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

400

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

300

Approximately how many races did you run in that year?

5

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?

I was training for my first Ironman…..and my first triathlon. it was a big year.

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

no

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

run. just run.

 

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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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