How John Kitchen Qualified for Boston

Name: John Kitchen

Sex: Male

Age (at the time of first BQ): 48

Height (at the time of first BQ):  6’1″

Weight (at the time of first BQ): 175

At which marathon did you get your first BQ? RnR DC

Tell us a little about the race. Sprained ankle 2 weeks before race. Had one week of peak mileage of 42 miles. Unsure of capable pace, I used HR as metric. Went out to fast and crashed and burned last 6 miles. Took me approx 60 minutes to walk/ jog last 10k

How long had you been running when you ran your first BQ? 3 years

Did you run in college or high school? Yes

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

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

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? Yes

Did cross training play a role in your training? If so, how? Yes, could run less and simulate feelings of running on tired legs. Helped build cumulative fatigue without the pounding

Did speed work play a role in your training? If so, how? Tempo work yes
Speed work not so much

Any other thoughts you would like to share with those of working towards a BQ? You have to put in the time and effort either with straight running or cross training

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