Consulting for Running Coaches

The Run S.M.A.R.T. Project is now offering consulting services for running coaches, clubs and teams.  With the latest addition of Dr. Jack Daniels to the Run S.M.A.R.T. coaching staff, this brand new service provides a unique opportunity for coaches and clubs to gain insight, improve their athletes performances and become recognized as a top coach in their field.

Email [email protected] for more details.

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Run S.M.A.R.T. Client Results

In preparation for a PR in Chicago on October 11, Jen Johnston ran 2 half marathons in one week!  On labor day she came within 2 minutes of her half marathon PR at the Super Jock ‘n’ Jill Half Marathon in Woodinville, WA finishing in 1:54:22.

As a final tuneup for the Twin Cities Marathon in two weeks Brian Schmidt, of Sachse, TX, won the Tektronix Corporate Challenge 5k.  Brian represented Texas Instruments finishing the course in 17:35.

Ask a Coach: How To Combine Cross Country And Marathon Training

Question: Luisa has begun her cross country season and is wondering how she can incorporate training sessions for her marathon in January 2010.

Run S.M.A.R.T. Coach:  You can certainly run well over 5k-10k distances off of pure strength or marathon training so I would suggest focusing on your marathon training and treating the cross country races as hard efforts along the way. Make sure to take a little extra recovery time before a race so you’re not completely compromising your cross country season. The only concern is that racing on many weekends during your build-up could conflict with hard long run efforts that are crucial for your marathon. Racing on a Saturday and then doing a long run on Sunday can be super taxing on your body if you have to pull it off several times during your marathon build-up. If possible, try and schedule your faster paced long run efforts on weekends you’re not racing.

Blake Boldon Off To Great Start At UAB

Run S.M.A.R.T. coach Blake Boldon is now in his first season as head women’s cross country coach at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Last week coach Boldon led his new squad off to a great start to the season…

The UAB cross country team took the title at the Fleet Feet Sports/Earl Jacoby Memorial Saturday morning in Huntsville, Ala. The Blazers finished the 5K with a perfect score of 15 points, sweeping all top-six spots.

“It’s a good feeling to see the first six spots wearing UAB,” head coach Blake Boldon said. “We are improving from top to bottom, and we had some strong performances today.”

For more on the race head over to UAB’s site.

Angie Woolman Wins 2009 National Senior Games

Angela Woolman, client of Dr. Jack Daniels, won the 400m in the 55-59 age group at the 2009 National Senior Games. Her official time was 71.99. You can view a great shot of Angie running to victory to here and check out the results from the final heat here.

Ask A Running Coach

We’re launching a new feature at The Run S.M.A.R.T. Project called, “Ask a Coach.” Anyone who has running-related questions whether your seeking advice, help or feedback on your training, just email [email protected] and one of our coaches will post the question and response to our blog. The more questions we get the more information we can provide as a resource for runners of all ages and abilities.