Lillian Park Improves Her Half Marathon PR In Route To CIM

Lillian Park just picked up a big confidence boost while she prepares for the Cal International Marathon in December. This past weekend she set a new personal best at the Wineglass Half Marathon and achieved a goal she’s been shooting for the past two years. Not only was Lillian all smiles after the race her coach, Leah Rosenfeld, was stoked too, “Lillian just ran a 3-minute PR in the half marathon! Her PR when she started with me 5-months ago was 1:46:36 and her short-term goal was to break 1:45:xx… today she ran 1:43:31!!!!”

Kristofer Frederick Gets BQ + 13 Minute PR

Kristofer Frederick of Madison, WI has been training hard under the guidance of Run SMART coach Janet Bawcom since this past June. We’re excited to report big progress and a new PR at the Wineglass Marathon. Kristofer achieved a BQ and improved his personal best by 13-minutes with an official time of 3:18:33. [Full Results]

Joey Teter Wins The Northern Ohio Marathon

Competing in his first marathon ever Joey Teter took home the win at the Northern Ohio Marathon. On a warm/sunny day in Mentor, OH Teter still managed to run negative splits and finish in 2:40:39 (6:07 per mile), almost 16-minutes ahead of 2nd place. [Full Results]

Lauren Jacobs Leads The Family Pack

Lauren Jacobs had just finished her first year competing at the high school level when she jumped in the “Hazel” 5k Run on Mississauga Marathon weekend. After customizing a few training plans she managed to set new PBs for 400m, 800m and 1500m, but she had never been able to beat her dad in a 5k until this summer!

Marta Sangirardi Lima Still Improving 28-Years Later

Longtime Run SMART Marta Sangirardi Lima of São Paulo, Brazil set a new 15k PR while training for the Marine Corps Marathon next month. After 28-years of running she’s still improving!

Marta finished 3rd in her age group (F45) at the New Balance 15k in São Paulo. Her official time was 1:13:38, 1-minute and 37 seconds faster than her previous best.

“I Never Thought I Would Get Times Anywhere Close To These”

Stephen Van Rees broke 1-hour and 20-minutes for the first time last month at the Run Melbourne Half Marathon in Australia. His official time was 1:19:51 placing him 22nd overall out of 5,000 runners. [Full Results] This result comes after his PR-setting marathon performance (3:06) in Sydney last fall. His coach, Janet Bawcom, also recently reported a new 5k PR by Stephen in 16:40.

Janet’s help over the last year and bit has been amazing, I never thought I would get times anywhere close to these when I started working with her. – Stephen

“You Are Changing Lives Young Lady!!”

Karen Tennant ran her fastest 5k ever working with Run SMART coach Nikki Reiter. Her official time was 27:08, 2.5 minutes faster than her previous best set almost 4-years ago!

I am SO happy I reached out to The Run SMART Project for training!  I am enjoying the training very much – even the tough runs!  I feel stronger and fitter and healthier – and it such a positive lifestyle change for me.

You are changing lives young lady!!

How To Approach Pacing A 10k?

Run SMART:  Do you have any general tips on how to approach pacing a 10k?

Dr. Jack Daniels:  I think the best approach would be to start off treating a 10k as if it is a Threshold effort, and after a couple miles, if that is not feeling too bad, then try picking up the pace a little bit.  Most people start races too fast so the approach is to start as if you are racing a farther distance than the race actually is and see how you are feeling.  You should still be comfortable breathing with a 2-2 rhythm when arriving at the 4-mile mark, a sign you haven’t gone out too fast. The last couple miles may require a 2-1 rhythm, but 2-2 the whole way is good. Always best to finish a race saying you think you could have gone a little faster than to wish you hadn’t gone out too fast.