Boston Qualifier Questionnaire – Jake





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.

Ran it to just get a qualifier. Ran 6:57 pace through 20 and then cramped in both calves. Walked for 2 miles and then hit 24 at the 3 hour mark. Ran the last 2.2 in 15 minutes and ran 3:15.

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

34 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?



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?

Yes. Weekly track workout. More to help with 5K and 10K speed

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

Not a marathoner. Long run was limited to 18 miles. Ran first marathon at age 14 and swore never to run one again. (3:18)



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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