Name: Ron Philley
Age (at the time of first BQ): 26
Height (at the time of first BQ): 5’8”
Weight (at the time of first BQ): 130
At which marathon did you get your first BQ? First Light, Mobile, AL
Tell us a little about the race. Small field. Led until mi 20. Finished 2nd.
How long had you been running when you ran your first BQ? 14years
Did you run in college or high school? Yes
What was your approximate lifetime mileage at the time of your first BQ? 500mi
How many miles did you run in the year before your first BQ? Didn’t answer
Approximately how many races did you run in that year? 6
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, 70-80mpw, 2 workouts, 1 long run
Did you run with a running club or utilize a coach? Yes
Did cross training play a role in your training? If so, how? Yes. Core strength
Did speed work play a role in your training? If so, how? Yes. Consistent intervals and tempo runs.
Any other thoughts you would like to share with those of working towards a BQ? Godspeed