The BQ(Q) – Robin Kutner

Name

Robin Kutner

Sex:

Female

Age (at the time of first BQ):

21

Height:

5’7″

Weight (at the time of first BQ):

128

At which marathon did you get your first BQ?

New Jersey Marathon

Tell us a little about the race.

5/5/2013. My 2nd marathon. A warm (but not hot), sunny day, a flat course, and a smartly executed race. My best running friend came through the line 2 minutes after me and qualified for her first time as well! I PRed by 24 minutes (mainly because my first marathon was not run for time)

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

~7 years

Did you run in college or high school?

Yes

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

~10,000

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

~2000

Approximately how many races did you run in that year?

In the year before the marathon, 9

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

Did cross training play a role in your training? If so, how?

Barely

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

In the ~2.5mo leading up to the race, did track/speedwork every Tues, tempo/progression/LT work every Thurs, and a long run on the weekend which sometimes involved pickup sections or fast finishes. The days in between those 3 were easy runs. (My exact training from back then can be found on dailymile, username = rlk_117)

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

Enjoy the process and just keep chipping away!

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