Dr. Jack Daniels On Marathon Hydration (VIDEO)

The fourth edition of our Ask Dr. Jack Daniels series focuses on marathon hydration. Watch Jack’s response to a question submitted by Tina McPherson from Fargo, ND, “What are the benefits of fueling during a long run, especially during a marathon?”

In order to participate and get a chance to see Jack answer your question, email askacoach@runsmartproject.com or include #AskDrJackDaniels with your question in a Twitter update or become a fan of our Facebook page and write your question on our wall.

Ben Schippers Sets New PR

On an extremely hot and humid day, just under 90 degrees, Run SMART client Ben Schippers still managed to set a new 3.0 mile PR at the 2010 NYRR Wall Street Run. Ben finished 11th overall in 16:46 (5:35 per mile) (Full results). His time was 10 seconds faster than last year when it was only 65 degrees out at race time, according to the NYRR archives. Nice work, Ben!

Ben works with Run SMART coach Blake Boldon.

Michelle LaSala Rocks Out In San Diego

Run SMART client Michelle LaSala set a new PR at the 2010 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon. She was the 17th female finisher out of 9,646 in a time of 1:30:28 (results), which is just over three minutes faster than her previous best set back in 2007. Also important to note, Michelle’s second fastest mile split of the day (6:45) was her 13th mile of the race! Sweet finish!

Tom Klimek Drops Over A Minute Off 10k Time

Big congrats to Run SMART client Tom Klimek for dropping over one minute from his time last year at the Wissahickon Trail Classic 10K.  Klimek finished 40th this year in a time of 48:28 (full results). Last June, he finished 72nd overall in 49:37.  For those of you unfamiliar with the Wissahickon Trails it is extremely technical and challenging terrain, not to be compared with typical 10k road times, for sure.

Tom has been working with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry since April of ’09.

Ben Schippers Sets Half Marathon Lifetime Best

Run SMART client, Ben Schippers of Brooklyn, NY, set a a new PR for 13.1 miles at the Covered Bridges Half Marathon in Woodstock, Vermont. Despite seriously rainy conditions, Ben still managed to run a lifetime best in his first half marathon since signing up for Run SMART coaching this past March. His time of 1:19:34 (6:05 pace) placed him 13th overall (full results).

Ben works with Run SMART coach, Blake Boldon.

Run SMART Welcomes Nathan Performance Gear As Sponsor

We’d like to announce Nathan Performance Gear, a leader in hydration, reflective, and multisport gear and accessories, as our newest Run SMART Retreat sponsor. Nathan has generously agreed to provide both in-kind hydration and nutritional products for our guests. We welcome their support and look forward to working with them as we continue to build one of the premier running retreats in the world.

For more information on the Run SMART Retreat.

Owen Kendall Breaks 2:00!


Run SMART client, Owen Kendall, pictured above winning his age group at the 2008 5th Ave Mile, set a new 800M PR last week. Owen managed to crack the 2 minute barrier for the first time in his running career, finishing third overall in 1:59.9 at last week’s NYRR Tuesday Night Speed Series (full results).

Owen works with Run SMART coach Dan Wilson. He is currently training for the 2010 5th Ave. Mile and the ING New York City Marathon.

Ilea Eskildsen Repeats At Gate To Gate

This past Memorial Day weekend at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Run SMART client Ilea Eskildsen won the Gate-to-Gate 4.4 mile race for the second year in a row. Better yet, she ran one minute and 16 seconds faster than her winning performance last year. Congrats to Ilea and her Run SMART coach, Dr. Jack Daniels, who she’s been working with for just over one year now.

Dr. Jack Daniels On Heart Rate Training (VIDEO)

The third edition of our Ask Dr. Jack Daniels series focuses on heart rate training. Watch Jack’s response to a question submitted by Craig Weyrich: “Is heart rate training reliable? Do you recommend training young athletes (5th-8th grade) through heart rate training?”

In order to participate and get a chance to see Jack answer your question, include #AskDrJackDaniels with your question in a Twitter update or become a fan of our Facebook page and write your question on our wall.

Stuart White Wins 2010 Azle Lake Run

Big congrats to Run SMART client Stuart White for winning the 2010 Azle Lake Run (10k) in 34:52 (results). It was a lifetime best for Stuart and almost a 2 minute improvement of his time in the same race last year.

Stuart has been working with Run SMART coach Blake Boldon since last April.