Name: Kevin Cave
Age (at the time of first BQ): 27
Height (at the time of first BQ): 6’2
Weight (at the time of first BQ): 192
At which marathon did you get your first BQ? Austin
Tell us a little about the race. I ran 30 miles a week to train. I read Runner’s World. I ran even. It was a great day. I wish I could do it again with present fitness.
How long had you been running when you ran your first BQ? 9 months
Did you run in college or high school? No
What was your approximate lifetime mileage at the time of your first BQ? 1,100
How many miles did you run in the year before your first BQ? About 800 in 9 months
Approximately how many races did you run in that year? 12
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 was four sport athlete and still played hoops, soccer, and cycled.
Did speed work play a role in your training? If so, how? No.
Any other thoughts you would like to share with those of working towards a BQ? Run more. It makes you faster.