Age (at the time of first BQ):
Weight (at the time of first BQ):
At which marathon did you get your first BQ?
Light at the end of the tunnel
Tell us a little about the race.
Gradual downhill the entire way. On an old railway trail that’s now a gravel running/biking trail
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?
High mileage (90-100 mph). Most running at marathon pace sometimes faster
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?
Did 10×800 at least once a week
Any other thoughts you would like to share with those of working towards a BQ?
Figure out how much your body can take and push as hard as you can without injury. Through hard training, my marathon pace was faster than my 5k pace 1.5 years earlier