Tag: marathon training

  • The BQ(Q) – Julian N

    I admire (and am a bit jealous!) of people like Julian who BQ’ed in there first marathon.  Lots of great stuff in here, including specific speedwork suggestions, thanks for taking part, Julian! Name: Julian N @ronin688 ronin-is-running Sex: Male Age (at the time of first BQ): 37 Height: 5’7 Weight (at the time of first BQ): […]

  • The BQ(Q) – Rich A (@bqchat)

    Rich ran cross-country and track in high school and was approached with a college scholarship opportunity but walked away from it. From a family of non-runners, he ran races in grade school & was heavily invested in running through high school. His BQ experience was the driver behind the development of (Twitter-based) #BqChat. Rich has […]

  • Training Totals for the Week Ending 9.27.2015

      Run Miles for the week: 43 in 7:07:44 Run Miles for the year: 1140.9 Projected total run miles for the year: 1536.6 Weekly/Daily Average to reach 2k miles 65.1/9.3 Run Streak: 0 Did I hit every session of 18/55? N What did I miss? 1 easy run Runs that were one stupid mile: 0 […]

  • BQ(Q) – Heather I

    I’ve posted well over a hundred Boston Qualifer Questionnaire and I think this is the first one where the runner BQ’ed and then went straight to the hospital. This is one of the most interesting BQ stories we’ve seen yet, and well written to boot! Thanks for the inspirational story, Heather! Be careful out there runners! […]

  • Totals for the Week Ending 8.30.2015

    Run Miles for the week: 42.4 in 7:12:40 Run Miles for the year: 995.6 Projected total run miles for the year: 1495.4 Weekly/Daily Average to reach 2k miles 58.5/8.4 Run Streak: 0 Did I hit every session of 18/55? N What did I miss? One easy recovery run Runs that were one stupid mile: 0 […]

  • Totals for the week ending 7-5-2015

      Run Miles for the week: 28.3 in 4:36:48 Run Miles for the year: 761 Projected total run miles for the year: 1485.4 Weekly/Daily Average to reach 2k miles 7/49.3 Run Streak: 0 Did I hit every session of 18/55? N What did I miss? A 4 mile recovery run Runs that were one stupid […]

  • 18 Weeks Out

    So here I am, 18 weeks out from the New York City Marathon (NYCM) and its time to make a decision regarding my training. Will I shoot for the moon again, or take a more earth bound course? Mega miles, or miles and speed? The eternal debate in Sean’s world of running, and one I […]

  • Race Autopsy: 2015 Brooklyn Half Marathon

    Clearly, I am no Prefontaine. Yet at mile 7 of this weekend’s Brooklyn Half, this quote was going through my mind. I was intentionally holding back, running 9:30s when my body was screaming to run sub 9. It felt silly, and strangely dishonest, I was holding back not to have something in the tank I […]

  • The BQ(Q) – Chuck I

    Here’s a great BQ(Q) from Chuck who tells us to ignore the Runners World advice and get serious about distance and speed. Thanks, Chuck, for taking the time to fill this out!   Name: Chuck I Sex: M Age (at the time of first BQ): 34 Height: 6 ft. Weight (at the time of first BQ): […]

  • The BQ(Q) – Joe M

    Joe is someone I have known from the Running Ahead message boards for years. I’m very happy to share his story of recently qualifying for Boston. Congratulations, Joe! Name: Joe Sex: M Age (at time of first BQ): 55 Height: 6’ Weight (at the time of first BQ): 178 At which marathon did you get […]