Have you ever wanted to accomplish a big goal like qualify for the Boston Marathon but you’re not sure if you can do it?
I’m thrilled to announce that the first program designed specifically to help you achieve a BQ is now open: Run Your BQ.
My partner on this project is Matt Frazier, a 3:09 marathoner who ran the 2011 Boston Marathon. He’s also the author of No Meat Athlete, which hosts over 130,000 readers every month and has over 8,800 subscribers. He knows his stuff.
Over the last two weeks, we’ve given out over 23 pages of free marathon advice covering topics of training specifics, running form, diet, and the qualifying mindset. Almost 2,000 runners who want to qualify for Boston have joined our list and want to learn more about Run Your BQ.
I love being around thousands of runners who have the same goal in mind. It’s powerful to know so many people crave the challenge of qualifying and the experience of running Boston.
The energy is almost tangible. Look at some of the responses we got:
I simply loved the first installment of the BQ Blueprint and I can hardly wait for the next update. Thank you so very much. – Bonnie
Today we’re ready to open Run Your BQ to new members. If you want to learn more, read the full program details here.
Here’s the short version: Run Your BQ is a members only website where you’ll get race strategy, training advice, fueling suggestions, and complete marathon training plans. We also have a members-only forum with live, regular video chats to answer your marathon training questions.
Run Your BQ – More Details
RYBQ has 12 modules (more to come) with multiple lessons in every module. Some of the lessons have video and audio to accompany the text, so it’s much more than just an article. We also have video demonstrations of all the core, flexibility, and strength exercises we recommend.
Our library of training plans are for beginners all the way to advanced runners who want to run 70-80 miles a week. They include overall mileage and workouts, but also tell you specifically what warm-up and core routines to do for maximum recovery, strength gains, and injury prevention.
We take that last part seriously – injury prevention is a major focus of Run Your BQ. We know how important consistent training is so above all else, our goal is to get you to the starting line healthy and feeling better than ever.
But more than just training plans, articles, or videos, RYBQ is a community. Both Matt and I are going to be available in the forum to help you through your marathon issues. We’ll also be hosting regular, live video chats to answer your most pressing questions and talk through important parts of training.
The coaching makes RYBQ stand out from a simple stock training plan. You’ll be able to talk about the marathon issues that matter to you most with two Boston Qualifiers who’ve helped thousands of runners get faster.
Plus you’ll get the rest of Team BQ behind you for support. Everyone who joins gets full access to a members-only forum where we can talk about training, injuries, mileage, motivation, diet, scheduling issues, recovery, fueling issues, and more. The options are endless.
Enough! I’ve talked about Run Your BQ for weeks and you want the full details. Click here to go to RYBQ and learn more.
If you have questions, we compiled a FAQ on the most common questions about the program here. By far the most common was, “Can I improve enough to qualify?”
We can’t answer that one for sure, but I’ve helped a lot of runners improve dramatically. Here are a few examples:
“I just ran a half-marathon in 1:41. I ran this race last year after training with you for just over a month. Remember, my time was 2:18!” – Lydia H.
“After following Jason’s plan, I ran my second marathon and blew my PR out of the water by 46 minutes!” – Ryan W.
“In 2011, I shaved 34 minutes off my marathon PR!” – Lisa G.
Curious how much you could improve?