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 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]
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 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!
Run SMART Coach Ann Alyanak, a picture of exhaustion, relief and victory at this year’s Air Force Marathon. Ann endured tough conditions and still cruised to a 10-minute win in 2:56:57. [Full Results]
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.
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
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!!
Scott Linzer customized a training plan for the Poconos Marathon with a goal of breaking 4-hours for the first time. When he signed up his PR was 4:06:15. We’re proud to report that in his 5th marathon he was able to shave 14-minutes off his PR! Scott’s official time was 3:52:38. [Full Results]
Even better, Scott mentioned the wheels usually coming off around miles 19-20 in past marathons. Problem solved! He managed the race really well and stayed strong getting out in 1:55:46 and coming home in 1:56:52.
Travis Watts got the win, a new PR and another BQ at the Spring Chance BQ.2 this past spring. This was also his first time under 3-hours. Not a bad day! His official time was 2:57:27. [Full Results]
We’re thankful for his positive feedback and want to note that his shorter recovery is not just due to a solid training plan, but also smart race day execution (pacing and fueling).