Top Ten Posts of 2016

As I gear up to reinvest in this project in 2017, I figured I’d share with you all the top ten most popular posts and pages of 2016. Thanks to everyone who has stopped by in the last year, I’m looking forward to 2017!

Here’s the top ten:

  1. Data Analysis of the Boston Qualifier Questionnaire — this year for the first time, I did a bit of basic data analysis of the results of the BQ(Q) survey. It was by far the most popular post of the year garnering almost 10,000 hits.
  2. The Boston Qualifier Questionnaire — As always, the home page of the Boston Qualifier Questionnaire Project was also a huge favorite. Thanks to the hundreds of runners who’ve contributed to this resource!
  3. About — the overview page for the site also consistently gets views, probably for the dual reason that people are confused about what the hell is going on in this mess of a website and because it contains a telling of the Milo and the Calf myth.
  4. The Runnable Bridges of New York City — with the help of the amazing resource developed by Phil McCarthy, I created a map of every bridge you can run across in New York City. Over 5,000 people have accessed this resource.
  5. The BQ(Q) with Anton Krupicka — legendary ultra runner and mountain athlete Anton Krupicka took the time to share his story of the first time he qualified for Boston and it resonated with thousands of people.
  6. Fitness Habits of Disgraced General — It consistently blows my mind that this silly post I wrote about Generals McChrystal and Pateraus and their work out habits is so popular.
  7. Milo of Croton — The resources pages I am constantly updating with info on the stories of Milo of Croton is also a perennial favorite of people googling the legendary Greek athlete this site is named after.
  8. 2015 My Year In Books — My yearly round ups of what I’ve been reading was also popular. A 2016 edition of this is forthcoming… but you might have to wait till mid january
  9. The BQ(Q) with Sage Canaday — Ultra fast ultra runner Sage Canaday was also kind enough to share his story of qualifying for Boston, and it was hugely popular. Thanks Sage!
  10. The BQ(Q) with David Laney — One more famous ultra runner’s BQ(Q) response made the list — David Laney. David is another of the hyperfast new bred of ultra runners and I really appreciate him taking the time to share his story.


*You don’t care, but I didn’t include in this list some pages which also got alot of hits, but which I think are less substantive. such as other top ten pages and the BQ(Q) form. 

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