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!


Kevin Barrett



Age (at the time of first BQ):




Weight (at the time of first BQ):


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?


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?

No program, lots of miles with some speedwork and work at MP

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


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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