Name: Blake Boswell
Age (at the time of first BQ): 25
Height (at the time of first BQ): 6’2″
Weight (at the time of first BQ): 161
At which marathon did you get your first BQ? Carmel Marathon
Tell us a little about the race. The race was in the middle of off and on rain, including a couple downpours. Winds were high and sustained. Course was relatively flat with only approximately 450 feet of elevation.
How long had you been running when you ran your first BQ? 2.5 years
Did you run in college or high school? No
What was your approximate lifetime mileage at the time of your first BQ? 4500
How many miles did you run in the year before your first BQ? 1600
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? Yes, Jack Daniels’ Plan A
Did you run with a running club or utilize a coach? No
Did cross training play a role in your training? If so, how? Biking in the off season
Did speed work play a role in your training? If so, how? Yes, 2 workouts a week on average
Any other thoughts you would like to share with those of working towards a BQ?