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.
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?
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?
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?
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.