The BQ(Q) – Don

Forty four years of running and almost 100,000 miles and THEN Don ran a BQ. Now that’s staying power!

Name

Don

Sex:

Male

Age (at the time of first BQ):

54

Height:

5′ 9″

Weight (at the time of first BQ):

138

At which marathon did you get your first BQ?

RNR New Orleans 2014

Tell us a little about the race.

Warm and humid

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

44 years

Did you run in college or high school?

Yes

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

92000

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

2080

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

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

No

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

No

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

Used both track intervals and fartlek

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

Don’t wait as long as I did..lol

 

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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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