The BQ(Q) – Kevin Barret

Here’s another great BQ(Q) from a young runner. 10,000 miles by age 18 is some serious mileage!

Name

Kevin Barrett

Sex:

Male

Age (at the time of first BQ):

18

Height:

5’8″

Weight (at the time of first BQ):

130

At which marathon did you get your first BQ?

Chicago Marathon

Tell us a little about the race.

It was my debut and the race went even better than expected. It was tough but I enjoyed every step of the way!

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

4 years

Did you run in college or high school?

Yes

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

10,000

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

2,800

Approximately how many races did you run in that year?

10

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 program, lots of miles with some speedwork and work at MP

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

Yes

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

No, I didn’t do any.

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

Yes, once or twice a week I would do something faster.

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

Be consistent with putting in the work.

 

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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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