Tag: marathon training

  • The BQ(Q) – Kevin G

    Name: Kevin G. http://creakyrunner.wordpress.com/ Sex: Male Age: 40 Height: 5′ 8″ Weight (at the time of first BQ): 155 At which marathon did you get your first BQ? What was your finishing time? Tell us a little about the race. LA Marathon 2013. 2:47. My first marathon. Pretty challenging course, but just went in with the mentality that it […]

  • The BQ(Q) – Bob E

    Name: Bobby E IG: bobby_elsinger Gender: Male Age: 40 Height: 5’6 Weight: 148 At which marathon did you get your first BQ? What was your finishing time? What was your finishing time? Tell us a little about the race. I qualified at the Chicago Marathon on my first try.   My finishing time was 3:01:20.   Heading into […]

  • The BQ(Q) – Victor

    Here’s a great response from Victor. Victor ran sub-3 in his first marathon, but, as a member of Czechoslovakia’s national team, he was no beginner. Thanks for sharing your story, Victor. I wish I could have met Emil Zatopek! Name: Victor (aka Goorun on Running Ahead) Sex Male  Age (at the time of first BQ) 19 Height 5’10 […]

  • The BQ(Q) – Roger S

    Roger has a textbook story of training for Boston. Lots of miles, lots of speed work, and lots of shorter races before tackling the marathon. It definitely worked for him. He ran a 2:35:49 his first time out. Check out the solid base building, and strong speed efforts, Roger describes below. I know I could learn […]

  • The BQ(Q) – Doug S

    Here’s an inspiring story of Doug S using marathon training as part of his recovery from alcoholism. Nice work Doug, both on getting sober and getting fast!  Name: Doug S Sex: Male Age (at time of first BQ): 26 Height: 5’5″ Weight (at time of first BQ): 150 At which marathon did you get your […]

  • The BQ(Q) – Mark D (Mark to Boston)

    Thanks, Mark, for filling this out, and good luck with Boston this year! Name: Mark D Mark to Boston Sex: Male Age (at the time of first BQ): 32 Height: 5’8 Weight (at time of first BQ): 160 At Which marathon did you get your first BQ? What was your finishing time? Tell us a […]

  • The BQ(Q) – Peter M

    Another BQ(Q) from another RAer. Running Ahead is heavily over represented here. More sage advice — get old. Name: Peter M (Toronto on RunningAhead.com) Sex: Male Age (at the time of first BQ): 41 Height: 5’11” Weight (at the time of first BQ): 165 lb At which marathon did you get your first BQ? What […]

  • The BQ(Q) – James N

    Wise words from James, “being consistent in training is the most important thing. Get the miles and the speed will develop over time.”. Thanks James! Name: James N (@jamescnorris) Sex: Male Age at first BQ: 25 Height: 5’7″ Weight: ~130 lbs At which marathon did you get your first BQ? What was your finishing time? […]

  • The BQ(Q) – Ben

    Thanks to fellow RAer Ben (B-Plus for all you RA users) for taking the time to fill this out! Name: Ben (@benlooii) Sex: Male Age (at the time of first BQ): 33 Height: 5’9” Weight (at the time of first BQ): 145 At which marathon did you get your first BQ? What was your finishing […]

  • The BQ(Q) – Jane

    Thanks to fellow RAer Jane for agreeing to do the questionnaire and congrats on your BQ! Name: Jane Sex: Female Age (at the time of first BQ): 53 Height: 5’7″ Weight (at the time of first BQ): 145 At which marathon did you get your first BQ? What was your finishing time? Tell us a […]