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
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?
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, I did marathon specific workouts
Did you run with a running club or utilize a coach?
Did cross training play a role in your training? If so, how?
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.