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.
Trained using the Hanson plan with some mods. Trained for a 3:12 to get under the 3:15 qualifier. Hit 1:36:30 or so for the half. Wind was pretty strong miles 13-20 in our faces. At the turn at 20, felt amazing and knew I had it. Picked up the pace and ran 7:00 pace for the last 10K.
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?
Did you run with a running club or utilize a coach?
Did cross training play a role in your training? If so, how?
Strength training before the plan
Did speed work play a role or specific workouts play a role in your training? If so, how?
Yes. Weekly track sessions and tempo
Any other thoughts you would like to share with those of working towards a BQ?