The Boston Qualifier Questionnaire — Peter Buehler

Name

Peter Buehler

Sex:

Male

Age (at the time of first BQ):

22

Height:

5’7’

Weight (at the time of first BQ):

134

At which marathon did you get your first BQ?

Neuf-Breisach, France

Tell us a little about the race.

Flat, out and back, 500+ runners went sub 3hrs

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

4

Did you run in college or high school?

No

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

6000

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

2500

Approximately how many races did you run in that year?

20

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

No, mileage, hills and frequent races

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

Yes

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

No

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

Races, Fartlek, Hills, Tempos

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

No need for track training, Weight matters Use races experience 10mi or Half Marathon as speed training
Consistency year around is the biggest factor

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