Thanks Jason, for taking the time!
Age (at the time of first BQ):
Weight (at the time of first BQ):
At which marathon did you get your first BQ?
Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Tell us a little about the race.
Great weather (7 degrees C) minimal wind, and a very supportive crowd. Very flat course with a few minor hills.
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?
5 plus the marathon
Did you follow a canned program? If so, which one? If not, can you give us an idea of what your training philosophy was?
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. Helped improve cadence, and made it easier to practice different paces.
Any other thoughts you would like to share with those of working towards a BQ?
Make sure to properly fuel. I didn’t eat enough the two days before the race and I bonked. Bananas are your best friend.