The BQ(Q) – Andrew

Name

Andrew

Sex:

Male

Age (at the time of first BQ):

26

Height:

5 ft 6 in

Weight (at the time of first BQ):

145

At which marathon did you get your first BQ?

Seattle Marathon

Tell us a little about the race.

First marathon. About 30 degrees F and sunny. Very fun race that gives you killer hills around mile 19 til mile 24. A great way to discourage anyone that’s hitting the wall at the end. The 3:05 pacer caught up to me around mile 21. That gave my competitive side a nice push to not let him get ahead.

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

2 years 2 months

Did you run in college or high school?

No

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

1600

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

1150

Approximately how many races did you run in that year?

3

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?

If rock climbing counts as cross training, it helped keep me fit.

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

No. Didn’t do any.

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

Run a lot. Uphill.

 

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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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