Age (at the time of first BQ): 60
Height (at the time of first BQ): 6′ 0″
Weight (at the time of first BQ): 145
At which marathon did you get your first BQ? Toronto Waterfront
Tell us a little about the race. Was never really in doubt. Slowed down midway so as to not mess it up.
How long had you been running when you ran your first BQ? 2 years (after an extremely long layoff)
Did you run in college or high school? No
What was your approximate lifetime mileage at the time of your first BQ? unknown
How many miles did you run in the year before your first BQ? 2200
Approximately how many races did you run in that year? 2
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, Day to day decisions based on feel stressing more miles.
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? Set a long term goal and grind out weekly miles.