The BQ(Q) – Eric L

Here’s a great BQ(Q) with Eric, who is officially the tallest respondent to the survey at 6’6”. Thanks for taking the time to do this, Eric!


Eric L.



Age (at the time of first BQ):




Weight (at the time of first BQ):


At which marathon did you get your first BQ?

R&R Montreal


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

3 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?

Yes, Hansons Advanced

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

No cross training. Regular hip exercises, a light version of the Myrtl routine (easy to google)

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

Hard to say as the Hansons plan focuses more on running at marathon pace.
Any other thoughts you would like to share with those of working towards a BQ?

I qualified at my first marathon. I think my secret is simply that I have no excuses for not running. I ran in -40 temps, on family vacation, on Christmas day and eve, with a cold… Whatever life throws at me, I go out there and run.

Like the boston stories? A complete archive is here. My post analyzing the data is here. 

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