The BQ(Q) – John S

Name

John S

Sex:

Male

Age (at the time of first BQ):

44

Height:

6’2″

Weight (at the time of first BQ):

170

At which marathon did you get your first BQ?

Pocono

Tell us a little about the race.

Easy course, but tough since it was my first marathon. After8 marathons (3 Bostons), my 1st marathon was my fastest.

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

2 year

Did you run in college or high school?

No

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

Didn’t Answer

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

Didn’t Answer

Approximately how many races did you run in that year?

2

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?

Yes, Just running with the local running group helped

 

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?

Speed work once per week. Anywhere from 800s to 2mi repeats. Sometimes it was replaced with hill repeats

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

Run with a group and have run. Run for comfort, not for a time.

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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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