The BQ(Q) – James Murray


James Murray



Age (at the time of first BQ):




Weight (at the time of first BQ):


At which marathon did you get your first BQ?


Tell us a little about the race.

Took it out aggressively and ran out of steam at 21…still go it done.

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

10 months

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, hard/easy approach with adequate recovery

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


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

Yes, weightlifting

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

Yes..both track and road work in terms of LT training

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

Consistency is key along with staying healthy.


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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