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!
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.
My first marathon! Pouring rain, beautiful course, loved it. Got hooked.
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?
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?
Any other thoughts you would like to share with those of working towards a BQ?
run. just run.