The BQ(Q) – Jake





Age (at the time of first BQ):




Weight (at the time of first BQ):


At which marathon did you get your first BQ?

Los Angeles

Tell us a little about the race.

Raining. Ran sub three pace until legs cramped at mile 22. Walked to 24. Hobbled 24 to finish in 3:15.

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

35 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?

No other marathons

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?


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?

Long tempos but no long run over 16 miles

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

I ran my only other marathon at age 15. Almost identical experience. Made a pledge to never run another.

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