The BQ(Q) – David Pinsonneault

Name

David Pinsonneault

Sex:

Male

Age (at the time of first BQ):

20

Height:

5’8″

Weight (at the time of first BQ):

135

At which marathon did you get your first BQ?

Lehigh Valley Marathon 2012

Tell us a little about the race.

I started running to get in shape. I never broke 20:00 for 5k in high school, running only cross country my junior and senior years. I did not run much after my senior year of cross country until the spring of my freshman year of college. I ended up liking the longer distances and ran 3:24 in my first marathon in the fall of 2011, age 19. I then ran a spring marathon in 3:11 after being on 3:05 pace through 20. I chose Lehigh because it was on the last day of qualifying. I stayed in a solid pack through the halfway mark of this race, going out in about 1:30. I stayed tough as the closing miles got closer to finish in 3:03. To this day, even though I’ve run faster, crossing that finish line was one of the most rewarding experiences.

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

2 years

Did you run in college or high school?

Yes

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

7,000

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

3,500

Approximately how many races did you run in that year?

12

Did you follow a canned program? If so, which one? If not, can you give us an idea of what your training philosophy was?

Yes

Did you run with a running club or utilize a coach?

Yes

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

No cross training.

 

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

Speed work one time a week, tempo once a week, long run once a week.

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

 

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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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