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Joe Rosati’s Story of Qualifying for the Boston Marathon

Name: Joe Rosati

Sex: Male

Age (at the time of first BQ): 47

Height : 5′ 6″

Weight (at the time of first BQ): 165

At which marathon did you get your first BQ? Miami

Tell us a little about the race. Miami was a flat course, sunny with the temps in the low 50’s to 60 degrees. Beautiful course.

How long had you been running when you ran your first BQ? 5 years

Did you run in college or high school? No

What was your approximate lifetime mileage at the time of your first BQ? 7000

How many miles did you run in the year before your first BQ?1000

Approximately how many races did you run in that year? 4

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 have been training for long course triathlons and believe it helped build durability and endurance.

Did speed work play a role in your training? If so, how? Yes. I did one tempo run a week leading up to Miami

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

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