The BQ(Q) – Matt C

Name

Matt C

Sex:

Male

Age (at the time of first BQ):

25

Height:

6’1”

Weight (at the time of first BQ):

165

At which marathon did you get your first BQ?

Los Angeles

Tell us a little about the race

Went out on 2:42 pace in the heat, slowed down 10 sec/mile for each of the last 10 miles, pretty miserable experience.

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

10 years

Did you run in college or high school?

Yes

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

28,000

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

3,800

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, I did marathon specific workouts

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

Yes

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?

Yes, though I got away from it too much in the months leading up to the race, more would have been better. Ran a full XC season 4-6 months before the race and then switched over to marathon-work.

 

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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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