Name: Trevar H.
Age (at the time of first BQ): 30
Height (at the time of first BQ): 5′ 10″
Weight (at the time of first BQ): 140 (I think)
At which marathon did you get your first BQ? CIM
Tell us a little about the race. Pretty ideal conditions. It was a bit humid and CIM was a bit hillier then expected, but the impact was minimal and I was able to run a 2:45:52. This time put me smack dab in the middle of the Women’s OTQ pack which was massive at CIM. I fed off the energy of this group.
How long had you been running when you ran your first BQ? 2 years nearly to the day
Did you run in college or high school? No
What was your approximate lifetime mileage at the time of your first BQ? 4300
How many miles did you run in the year before your first BQ? 2700
Approximately how many races did you run in that year? 10
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, Quality consistent long runs, speed work faster then MP, hills, and high mileage.
Did you run with a running club or utilize a coach? Yes
Did cross training play a role in your training? If so, how? Nope.
Did speed work play a role in your training? If so, how? Yes, the speed made MP feel easier and enabled the legs to turnover.
Any other thoughts you would like to share with those of working towards a BQ? Consistency is key, listen to your body, and don’t neglect the little things like sleep, nutrition, strength training, etc.