The BQ(Q) – Danielle

Name

Danielle

Sex:

Female

Age (at the time of first BQ):

36

Height:

5’2”

Weight (at the time of first BQ):

105

At which marathon did you get your first BQ?

Myrtle Beach

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

8 years

Did you run in college or high school?

Yes

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

No idea

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

1500

Approximately how many races did you run in that year?

6

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?

Pilates

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

Yes. Twice a week

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

Time and experience.
Also long slow distance runs aren’t enough. I had to pick up the pace in the long runs.

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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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