Archive for the ‘Announcements’ Category

A New Coaching Partnership With 5 Peaks

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We’re excited to announce a new coaching partnership with 5 Peaks Trail Running Series in Canada. 5 Peaks was founded as a 5 race series in Vancouver and has since spread out across Canada and up to 12,000 participants per year. The series runs from May to September each year with each region hosting one race per month and is highly regarded for it’s well organized events. More info

As part of this new coaching partnership trail running standouts Alicia Shay and Rob Krar will be offering their expertise to all participants in a monthly private coaching arrangement. You can learn more about this unique offering here on our website.


Become A Faster Middle Distance Runner

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Become a faster middle distance runner this spring/summer by following a 12-week 1500m or 800m training plan from legendary coach Jack Daniels. These middle distance plans were designed by Jack for competitive runners and cover anyone running 20-60 miles per week.

Plans are $55

Jack’s Keys To Running Faster In The 800m and 1500m

For improvement in 800m and 1500m/mile the main key is to work on comfortable Repetition workouts — fast, but not so fast you lose good mechanics. Often runners try to run too fast in their Rep sessions and they lose the benefit of the session, which is economy and speed, and it is hard to improve economy if you are struggling to hit too fast a time. [Determine your Rep pace]

It is easy to overlook good aerobic training in an 800m/1500m program, with the idea that all that is needed is speed. Good aerobic fitness (from Interval workouts) not only benefits these races themselves, but improves rate of recovery when doing the faster Rep sessions. [Determine your Interval pace]

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Finish Your First Marathon With Coach Jack Daniels

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Jack at Team Run Flagstaff practice. Credit: Josh Biggs

Recently, we release Jack’s newly designed training template for runners looking to finish their first marathon. You can find this plan amongst Jack’s other training options here.

Who:  The concept was to develop custom training for runners who have already raced other distances but now want to take the leap and advance to the marathon with a goal of finishing in one piece! The plan will serve as a great foundation from which to build on in your second attempt to become a faster runner. It’s the first part of a longer term approach for our marathon newbies to ensure you’re training at the right paces – not overtraining. (more…)


Want Jack’s Calculator On Your Blog?

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Introducing the updated Jack Daniels’ Running Calculator now available as an iframe for anyone to embed directly on their blog/website. Go ahead – it’s live! Enter a recent race performance below to calculate your current VDOT.

Now let your readers use it live right from your site and teach them how to effectively use this great training tool! With hundreds of thousands of users to date we’re excited to give other running blogs an opportunity to teach their readers how to effectively take advantage of 40+ years of physiological data. Grab the code from our calculator page for your site. (Requires min. width of 544px).


Run SMART Rebranded

Scientific Approach

Last year our team began the arduous process of developing a custom login training app – VDOT O2 – which is also the new platform for our online coaching services. During that process we dug deep and decided it was time to rebrand. Today, we are thrilled to finally share the latest updates with you.

A Fresh New Look
We’re bringing in the new year with a sleek new look thanks to the almighty Sascha Mombartz! We apologize to any longtime Run SMART fans now suffering from whiplash upon seeing the new homepage! It’s a big change but what we’re attempting to do is quite the undertaking.

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Scranton Half Training Partnership

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On April 6th, the 1st Inaugural Scranton Half Marathon will take place and it looks like they’re quickly approaching their race cap of 2500 runners. It’s a great course that tours the old scrappy mining town and finishes along the scenic Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. As the race says, “we’re going over the river and through the woods, literally,” and we’re excited to have the responsibility of getting runners there with our new training partnership agreement.

All participants can now customize a 12-week training plan designed by legendary coach Dr. Jack Daniels on our new VDOT O2 training app. 10% of each plan sold will be donated to future development and expansion of the river trail which is transforming Northeastern PA and helping to promote a more active/outdoors lifestyle.

For more information on the plans visit:  http://www.scrantonhalf.com/training/


Winter Running Advice Featured On Well And Good

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Our Winter Training Program with Finish Line PT was recently featured in Well and Good NY! Founder Brian Rosetti dropped some timely winter weather running tips as well!

Here’s the top 5…with more info about each over at Well and Good.

  1. Wear the right shoes #softrubber #widertread
  2. Run by time, not distance
  3. Run against wind first on out and back courses
  4. Don’t lose quality, take advantage of “dread”mill
  5. Say no to cotton!

VDOT O2 Coming soon…

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Running Under The Influence In New York

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We’re very excited to announce an exclusive fall marathon training partnership with the New York Flyers, the largest running club in NYC. Each member of the program will get to customize an 18-week training plan, designed by legendary coach Dr. Jack Daniels, through our brand new training application (launching soon).

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Preparing For Your Best High School Season Yet

We are super excited to be launching the 1st Annual Run SMART High School Running Camp in Steamboat Springs, CO (August 4th-10th). Steamboat is famous for it’s winter skiing and the many youth winter sports champions that arise, but soon enough for high school athletes conquering it’s mountain trails in the summer too.

Why A High School Camp?
We’re now entering our 5th year of the Run SMART Adult Running Retreats and felt it was time to provide an opportunity for youth athletes to work with us in-person too. Run SMART coaches are uniquely suited to mentor high school athletes. We’re all recent high school, college and post-collegiate standouts and each have had lots of success coaching high school athletes privately. We’ll be offering opportunities for coaches and athletes to consult about season preparation and race strategies.

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