The Boston Qualifier Questionnaire — Eve Pullar

Name: Eve Pullar

Sex: Female

Age (at the time of first BQ): 32

Height (at the time of first BQ):  5’9

Weight (at the time of first BQ): 130

At which marathon did you get your first BQ? Christchurch Marathon (New Zealand)

Tell us a little about the race. Flat course, started with the 10km and half marathoners before breaking away at about 15km. Very wet and windy day

How long had you been running when you ran your first BQ? 8 years

Did you run in college or high school? No

What was your approximate lifetime mileage at the time of your first BQ? Unsure – probably about 15000km (sorry I only use the metric system!) *that’s about 9320 miles* ~ Sean

How many miles did you run in the year before your first BQ? Approx 2800km *that’s about 1739* ~Sean

Approximately how many races did you run in that year? 2 half marathons and 1 full marathon in the 12 months preceding (not counting BQ race)

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? Yes

Did cross training play a role in your training? If so, how? Yes

Did speed work play a role in your training? If so, how? Yes

Any other thoughts you would like to share with those of working towards a BQ? Boston Qualifier Questionnaire Art