Age (at the time of first BQ): 32
Height (at the time of first BQ): 5’10”
Weight (at the time of first BQ): 133
At which marathon did you get your first BQ? DesMoines
Tell us a little about the race.
Nice course around town. Some rolling hills, but nothing crazy. Well-organized
How long had you been running when you ran your first BQ? ~15 years
Did you run in college or high school? Yes
What was your approximate lifetime mileage at the time of your first BQ? No idea
How many miles did you run in the year before your first BQ? 1100
Approximately how many races did you run in that year? 3
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? No
Did speed work play a role in your training? If so, how? I did some random track workouts with friends. Mostly intervals of 400-1000m once/week
Any other thoughts you would like to share with those of working towards a BQ?