Tag: Boston qualifying time

  • The BQ(Q) – Dan Varga

    Really pleased to share Dan’s story of running a three hour marathon after losing fifty pounds! Inspiring stuff, Dan, thanks!  Name Dan Varga Sex: Male Age (at the time of first BQ): 38 Height: 6’1’ Weight (at the time of first BQ): 183 At which marathon did you get your first BQ? Utah Valley Tell […]

  • The BQ(Q) Rob Bond

    Name Rob Bond twitter: @bondrobbond Instagram:@rojobo007 Sex: Male Age (at the time of first BQ): 23 Height: 6’1 Weight (at the time of first BQ): 175 At which marathon did you get your first BQ? 2013 Baystate Marathon   Tell us a little about the race. The race went pretty well for me. I was […]

  • The BQ(Q) Data Analysis Posts

    This page collects all the posts I’ve done analyzing the data from the Boston Qualifier Questionnaire. Data Analysis of the Boston Qualifier Questionnaire Part 1: Overview Data Analysis of the Boston Qualifier Questionnaire Part 2: Training Programs Data Analysis of the Boston Qualifier Questionnaire Part 3: Speed Work Data Analysis of the Boston Qualifier Questionnaire […]

  • The BQ(Q) – Kathy H

    Thanks for your response, Kathy! Name Kathy H Sex: Female Age (at the time of first BQ): 45 Height: 5’8 Weight (at the time of first BQ): 142 At which marathon did you get your first BQ? California International Marathon What was your finishing time? Tell us a little about the race. (didn’t answer) How […]

  • Data Analysis of Boston Qualifier Questionnaire Part III: Speed Work

    We know that most (over 84%!) of the BQ respondents did speed work as part of their training, but what kind of speed work? Let’s find out:  Some runners did 800 repeats, quite a few did mile repeats, but tempo runs was the most common workout with marathon pace runs But broadly speaking, the theme […]

  • The BQ(Q) – Christopher B

    So here’s the first response from the new online BQ(Q) form. Thanks, Chris, for taking part! Name Christopher B Sex: Male Age (at the time of first BQ): 27 Height: 5’10” Weight (at the time of first BQ): 165 lbs At which marathon did you get your first BQ? What was your finishing time? Lehigh […]

  • The BQ(Q) Stephanie W

    The women 45-50 age group here at the BQ(Q) has been pretty sparse, really happy to add Stephanie’s story to the mix! Thanks for taking part, Stephanie! Name: Stephanie W www.Joyinthefire.com, @IRun4MyCrazy. Sex: Female Age (at time of first BQ): 50 Height: 5’5” Weight: 112   At which marathon did you get your first BQ? What […]

  • The BQ(Q) – Ross C

    This one hits close to home. Ross is exactly the same height and weight as I am, and just a couple of years older. He also seems to have a similar history in running. I find all the BQ(Q)s inspiring, but this one perhaps a bit more so than most.  Thanks Ross, you’ve got me […]

  • The BQ(Q) – Joe M

    I LOVE getting responses from other runners in New York City. Joe’s BQ(Q) gives you the straight forward answer to what it takes to BQ — do the work. Thanks Joe for taking part! Name: Joe M  @ultrarun_nyc Sex:  M Age (at the time of first BQ): 32 Height: 5’7” Weight (at the time of […]

  • The BQ(Q) – Mike Wardian (Hoka One One)

    Really excited to share this informative BQ(Q) composed by Hoka One One athlete, Michael Wardian. Mike is one of the most successful distance runners in America, competing at a high level at every distance from the 5k to 100 miles. Mike has set world records for the fastest marathon and 50K on an indoor 200-meter track. […]