The Boston Qualifier Questionnaire — David

Name: David

Sex: Male

Age (at the time of first BQ): 54

Height (at the time of first BQ): 6’2″

Weight (at the time of first BQ): 170

At which marathon did you get your first BQ? Lakefront Marathon

Tell us a little about the race. Small rolling hills but otherwise fast flat course. weather was light rain and lower 50’s light wind 5-10mph.Set out at 7:45-7:50 pace and felt good through mile 18.Slowed a bit but rejuvenated on a downhill section and ran my fastest the last 3 miles(7:20-7:25)

How long had you been running when you ran your first BQ? 11 months

Did you run in college or high school? No

What was your approximate lifetime mileage at the time of your first BQ? 1800

How many miles did you run in the year before your first BQ? 1800

Approximately how many races did you run in that year? 3-1 half and 2 5k’s

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? some 400m and 800m intervals

Any other thoughts you would like to share with those of working towards a BQ? Had not started running to run marathons but to get in shape for 5k’s. Then started piling on the mileage and didn’t want those to go to waste, so set a marathon goal before the end of my first year of running.

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