The BQ(Q) – Andrew Ng

Very cool that Andrew thought to recommend we check out his Strava page to see up close what it took to get his BQ. Thanks, Andrew!


Andrew Ng



Age (at the time of first BQ):




Weight (at the time of first BQ):


At which marathon did you get your first BQ?


Tell us a little about the race.

You can read my race report on my blog here. 

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

Regularly for about 9 years, but only seriously for about 2

Did you run in college or high school?


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

5000 miles

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

maybe 1200 miles, feel free to check my Strava

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?


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


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

Mainly just yoga.

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

Not for this first BQ.

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

Running with people faster than me helped a lot, local running groups worked great for my first BQ.

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