Boston Qualifier Questionnaire — F Carter

Name

F Carter

Sex:

Male

Age (at the time of first BQ):

41

Height:

5′ 6″

Weight (at the time of first BQ):

135

At which marathon did you get your first BQ?

Baystate

 

Tell us a little about the race.

This was my second marathon ; I had run chasing the unicorn 2 months prior and bonked in the heat.

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

4 years

Did you run in college or high school?

No

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

(didn’t answer)

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?

2

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

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

No

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

I was lifting weights a few times a week, but no other cross training at this time.

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

Yes – was basically running 40mpw. I did 1 interval session a week and several 6 mile runs at half marathon pace plus a weekly long run.

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

I managed to bq by a little over a minute and a half. Over the winter I started pfitz 55 mile plan and in the spring improvement on my time by 7 minutes. I thought I held up better after mile 20 due to increased mileage

 

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