Jason Baird Sets New PR At Cowtown Half Marathon

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Jason Baird set a new PR at the Cowtown Half Marathon in Ft. Worth, TX last weekend. Jason came into the race with a PR of 1:32:24 and finished in 1:25:08 [Full results]. He’s currently following a marathon plan from Jack customized towards the San Diego Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon and a goal time of 2:55. This performance has him right on track to reach his goal by the end of the plan!

Antoni Baltar Sets Second Half Marathon PR In Two Weeks

Jack Daniels Training Plan user Antoni Baltar of Barcelona, Spain set his second half marathon PR in just two weeks! After adjusting his training to accomodate a sore left calf, Antoni surprised us by running 1:25:57, 1 minute and 10 seconds faster than his previous best. He’s now right on track to reach his goal of breaking 3 hours in the Barcelona Marathon next month.

Antoni gave us a glimpse into his mental state during the race along with a nice lesson from his father-in-law in how the injury actually may have helped him PR…

10 km: 40:32 ( it would have been one of my best 10km historic  times, by the way). I started very explosive, 3:54 the first km, and had to “put on the brake” 15 km: 1:01:05 . “Well, if I have to abandon after this, it has been a nice and valid test. But let’s try to finish. Now both calves hurt, so yo have no excuse ;-)” 20 km: 1:21:40 “hey, not only I am breaking my PR. I can finish under 1:26!” Finish Line: 1:25:57  J

 My father in law, elite middle and short distance runner in his youth, told me after the race: “Your calf has been the key. You say you have been thinking ALL THE TIME in your calf trouble, being concerned about it. This way you have freed your mind of any other worry or pressure”

Rosemary Lather Overcomes Big Obstacles To Set New PR

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Rosemary Lather of Columbia, MD overcame some very unlucky and ill-timed obstacles to set a new PR at the Austin Half Marathon this past weekend. Rosemary first suffered a hairline fracture in her fibula while moving furniture (ouch!), which caused her to pause and then resume training. After getting started again she had a bout with the flu but still managed to drop over two and a half minutes off her previous best time!

Rosemary finished in 1:53:20 (8:39 per mile). [Full results] #Determination! Now, what the heck can she run without moving furniture or a pesky flu bug creeping around?

Too Cold For Running?

If you want to know pretty much everything there is to know about running then we know a guy. His name is Dr. Jack Daniels. Gizmodo wanted to know ‘Everything About Running In The Cold‘ so…

A lot of people think that at a certain temperature your lungs will freeze and you’ll die. Except in very extreme conditions (a cold day for the Yukon) that’s not something you need to worry about. “The pulmonary system is very very good at warming air,” said Daniels. “That doesn’t mean it’s going feel good to go running at 40 below, but it probably won’t freeze your lungs.” He cited a study, done many years ago, in which doctors measured the temperature in dogs’ lungs while they were inhaling air that was negative 40 degrees F. The air they exhaled matched the dogs’ body temperatures.

Check out the full article here. There’s plenty of great cold running tips from Jack.

Could You Survive Training Like Jim Ryun For A Week?

We do not recommend trying. Ryun, the greatest U.S. middle distance runner of all time, had a unique capacity to train like a swimmer. Most elites could not handle this type of work and that’s why it’s important we all train like individuals.

Aaron Kravitz Goes 4-For-4

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Aaron Kravitz set a new PR at the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon. His official time was 1:33:34, just over two minutes faster than his previous best. [Full results]

This is Aaron’s fourth consecutive training plan and PR!  When he first signed up for a plan his PR was 1:47. In April Aaron goes for his 5th PR in a row at the San Francisco R&R Half. Stay tuned!

Antoni Baltar Sets New Half Marathon PR

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Antoni Baltar of Barcelona, Spain set a new PR at the Granollers Half Marathon this past weekend. Antoni ran 1:27:07, 17 seconds faster than his PR on a very challenging course under wind advisory conditions! We’re excited to see how fast he can go under better conditions in his goal race next month!

Congrats, Antoni!

How Long Do I Need To Train For A Marathon?

Run SMART coach Ann Alyanak answers this question on the new Saucony blog. Based on your experience level, current fitness and goals, Ann helps establish the appropriate timeframe needed to properly prepare for your next marathon.

Read the article here.

What’s Your Interval Pace?

Many coaches use the term “interval” as a catch-all term for different types of workouts that call for periods of faster running separated by easy running. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Daniels’ Running Formula Jack has assigned a very specific meaning and purpose for Interval training. Training at your interval pace is just one of the components on how to train properly for a particular race.