The BQ(Q) Gordon Warren


Gordon Warren



Age (at the time of first BQ):



5′ 11″

Weight (at the time of first BQ):


At which marathon did you get your first BQ?

Soldier 2015

Tell us a little about the race.

Bad weather conditions (high temp and humidity for November) but I was in the best condition for running I’ve ever been. Training went perfectly (no injuries or sickness) and my weight was exactly where I wanted it.

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

15000 miles over the last 8 years

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?

Yes, Brooks Hanson

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


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?

Yes, Brooks Hanson has weekly speed work that I am sure had an impact.

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

Age gracefully.

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