Age (at the time of first BQ): 53
Height (at the time of first BQ): 5 11
Weight (at the time of first BQ): 146
At which marathon did you get your first BQ? The Woodlands Marathon
Tell us a little about the race. Home course. Live on and train on it year round. Usually bad weather to run. Warm and humid.
How long had you been running when you ran your first BQ? 40+ years
Did you run in college or high school? Yes
What was your approximate lifetime mileage at the time of your first BQ? don’t keep records but it’s a bunch
How many miles did you run in the year before your first BQ? unknown-see above answer
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? Lift 3 times a week 5 times a week core
Did speed work play a role in your training? If so, how? yes. one speed-fast day and long run with bq pace
Any other thoughts you would like to share with those of working towards a BQ? Get lean and run lots of miles. over 50. get a big base before you start running the bq paces. know your fitness pace, not the pace you want to run. time trial 5k and 13.1 and use daniel’s tables to figure out your bq race pace. don’t train with other runs. don’t make friends during the race, don’t talk to other runners. all business.