Thanks to Madeline for filling this out, and for qualifying in her first marathon!
Age (at the time of first BQ):
Weight (at the time of first BQ):
At which marathon did you get your first BQ?
New York City marathon
Tell us a little about the race.
Back then the qualifying standard for open women was 3:40. I hit the wall hard in my first marathon but still managed to run a 3:39 and change to qualify
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?
No, I ran about 40 miles a week, with a couple 20+ mile long runs.
Did you run with a running club or utilize a coach?
Did cross training play a role in your training? If so, how?
Yes, I cross-trained a lot due to injury
Did speed work play a role or specific workouts play a role in your training? If so, how?
Once a week intervals