The BQ(Q) – John

Name

John

Sex:

Male

Age (at the time of first BQ):

31

Height:

6 Feet 

Weight (at the time of first BQ):

145

At which marathon did you get your first BQ?

Rock N Roll Arizona 2016

Tell us a little about the race.

Calm wind, 50 degrees at start. Ran even splits, finished at 3:00:01

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

3 years

Did you run in college or high school?

No

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

3000

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

Didn’t answer

Approximately how many races did you run in that year?

1

Did you follow a canned program? If so, which one? If not, can you give us an idea of what your training philosophy was?

Yes, Hanson

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

Yes

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

Yes, I participate in triathlons

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

Sure, I ran fast some days.

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

Use the Hanson marathon method. Run steady. Run consistent. Don’t push too hard and don’t get injured.

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About seanv2

Scholar, gentleman, jock. I run the website Milo and the Calf. There you will find the Boston Qualifier Questionnaire where runners share their stories of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. You'll also find my thoughts on endurance sports, ancient history, Judaism, and hundreds of book reviews.
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