Tag: marathons

  • The BQ(Q) – Bob D

    Name Bob D Sex: Male Age (at the time of first BQ): 39 Height: 5’10” Weight (at the time of first BQ): 145 At which marathon did you get your first BQ? Loco Marathon (Newmarket, NH) Tell us a little about the race. Advertised as fast and flat. Strava gave 861ft, garmin 504ft. Two loop […]

  • 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 […]

  • Totals for the Week Ending 3-8-2015

    Run Miles for the week: 29.8 in 4:53:42 Run Miles for the year: 265,9 Projected total miles for the year: 1427.3 Weekly/Daily averages to reach 2k run miles 41.2/5.9 Run Streak: 2 (10.4/20.8) Number of runs that were one stupid mile: 0 Days until I beat my old run streak: 112 Prospect Park loops for […]

  • Totals for the Week Endining 2.15.2015

    Run Miles for the week: 25.3 in 4:04:20 Run Miles for the year: 180.8 Projected total miles for the year: 1450 Weekly/Daily averages to reach 2k run miles 40.2/5.7 Run Streak: 2 (9.1/18.3) Number of runs that were one stupid mile: 1 Days until I beat my old run streak: 112 Prospect Park loops for […]

  • The BQ(Q) Kaitlyn

    Here’s another great BQ(Q) from another redditor, Kaitlyn. Thanks Kaitlyn, I really appreciate hearing about the methodical approach you took to get your BQ! Name: Kaitlyn Sex: Female Age: 25 Height: 5’4” Weight (at the time of first BQ): 123 At which marathon did you get your first BQ? What was your finishing time? The […]

  • The BQ(Q) – Simon O

    Its marathon season now and the BQ stories are coming in fast and furious. Thanks, Simon, for filling out the questionnaire and telling us about his BQ! After reading the story of my team mate and friend, Greg, I would like to share my story on your blog as well. My BQ was very recent. […]

  • The BQ(Q) – Justin B

    Justin is a member of my wonderful running club, Prospect Park Track Club who BQ’ed two years ago. Nice work, Justin! I hope to see you at a club run soon and thank you in person for filling this out! Name: Justin B Sex: Male Age (at the time of first BQ): 48 Height: 5’11’ […]

  • The BQ(Q) – Andy H

    Andy is another of the fast dudes from Running Ahead who initially inspired this project, 2:53 in his first marathon… not too shabby. Thanks for taking the time to do this, Andy! Name: Andy H Sex: Male Age (at the time of first BQ): 22 Height: 5′ 10″ Weight (at the time of first BQ): […]

  • The BQ(Q) – Tom G

    A great response from Tom, a triathlete who BQ’ed in his second attempt. I found this quote especially helpful: “Be consistent. And enjoy your bad days. Bad days are just hard training days for the brain.” Name: Tom G. (https://twitter.com/TGarvey4) Sex: Male Age (at the time of first BQ): 30 Height: 5”9′ Weight (at the […]

  • The Hungry Fighter

    I’m currently reading the Sports Gene by David Epstein, a fascinating book which, in addressing how genetics affects sports performance, ends up raising interesting, and challenging, questions about gender and race.  I may write more about those topics later but this morning I was reading about the dominance of Kenyan runners at endurance events and […]