Man how I wish I had “good genetics” like Rich.
Age (at the time of first BQ): 47
Height (at the time of first BQ): 5’11”
Weight (at the time of first BQ): 168
At which marathon did you get your first BQ? Spring Chance BQ2
Tell us a little about the race. Great organization, fast race on a looped course
How long had you been running when you ran your first BQ? 18 months
Did you run in college or high school? No
What was your approximate lifetime mileage at the time of your first BQ? 2000
How many miles did you run in the year before your first BQ? 1450
Approximately how many races did you run in that year? 15
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? No
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? Good genetics, beat my BQ by 21+ minutes.