We were trying to come up with some famous line from the Grunge era because this guy’s recent race performance took us back to the early 90’s! Let us explain:
David Gaines of New York City trains with our Founder, Brian Rosetti and the NY Flyers’ Marathon Training Program. Last year, after his first marathon build-up with Run SMART the 63-year-old set a new PR and qualified for Boston at the Amsterdam Marathon (pictured here). Keep in mind that David didn’t get into running a few years ago, he has been running since he was in high school!
It gets better! David is now following his second marathon training plan with us and is currently in the final phase of his training for Salt Lake City next month. This past weekend (after a hard mid-week quality session) he ran a 10k in Central Park and came within 20-seconds of his PR set back in 1993!!!! His official time was 48:58, the second fastest 10k he’s ever run. You actually have to go back to 1999 or 15 10ks ago on his NYRR results history page to find a result within one minute of this time.
Thanks for the inspiration, David!