Age (at the time of first BQ): 27
Height (at the time of first BQ): 5′ 10”
Weight (at the time of first BQ): 140
At which marathon did you get your first BQ? Erie
Tell us a little about the race.
Ran 2:58 relatively even split. Flat course. A little warm and sunny (mid-60 F)
How long had you been running when you ran your first BQ? 10 years
Did you run in college or high school? Yes
What was your approximate lifetime mileage at the time of your first BQ? 5000
How many miles did you run in the year before your first BQ? 1000
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?
Did very little to no cross training.
Did speed work play a role in your training? If so, how? Did little speedwork. Shortest were some 400 repeats.
Any other thoughts you would like to share with those of working towards a BQ?