We’re excited to announce the details of our next VDOT Clinic. Coaches of all levels and athletes interested in the science of our sport are all welcome. We hope you can join us this summer in beautiful northern California!
We want to extend a big congrats to Run SMART coach Janet Bawcom on setting a new season best at the World Half Marathon Championships in Great Britain. Janet finished 11th overall in 1:10:46 [Official Results].
She was also first American in the race, which earned her “Athlete of the Week” honors from USATF.
Running coaches of all levels can now improve their resumes by becoming certified online by the “World’s Best Running Coach.” Are you up to the test? Take the VDOT O2 Distance Certification Exam, authored by legendary coach Dr. Jack Daniels.
According to Runner’s World Magazine, Dr. Daniels “has had a bigger influence on training-for-running than anyone. He might be considered the Albert Einstein of the sport.” That influence is immeasurable because of the thousands of athletes Dr. Daniels’ research has affected through other coaches following his VDOT method.
We’re excited to announce that one of the greatest female distance runners of all time will be our featured guest speaker at the next VDOT Coaching Clinic on November 7th in New York City.
Olympic medalist, three-time World XC Champion and American record-holder, Lynn Jennings, will be joining Dr. Jack Daniels to share her experiences as both a coach and athlete. Lynn’s talk will focus on the “Importance Of A Coach And Teaching Your Athlete to Be Self-Sufficient.”
- Featured guest speaker, Dr. Jack Daniels, named “The World’s Best Coach” by Runner’s World
- Daily runs guided by Run SMART coaches through scenic mountain trails
- Nutrition for runners with professional runner Alicia Shay
- Shoe fitting and gait analysis
- Restorative yoga
- A once in a lifetime run at the Grand Canyon
Jack turns 82 this month. This also marks 60 years for him in the sport of running. His impact on the sport is immeasurable and he’s still running, coaching and teaching full-time.
He reflects on the last 60 years in Running Times:
In 1955 in the Army, in Korea, I entered and placed well in a military triathlon with pistol shooting, swimming and running, so that was my first-ever run, and I was pretty slow. I won the shoot and swim and got last in the run.
I transferred to San Antonio to train for modern pentathlon, which included horseback riding, fencing, pistol shooting, swimming and running. During those six years, I managed two Olympic medals and one world championship medal.
I always wanted to learn to run better, so I studied a year at a sport school in Stockholm and did my Ph.D. dissertation on the sport of running. At the University of Wisconsin, and while in Sweden, I had a couple of the world’s best exercise physiologists to learn about training from— Per-Olof Astrand and Bruno Balke.
VDOT O2 aficionado, Tim Jones, shares his BQ success story while following a custom plan from Dr. Jack Daniels on our training calendar. He includes a review of the app and interview with our founder, Brian Rosetti.
We’re excited to announce two new training plan products available on the VDOT O2 Training Calendar.
1. 3k Training – 12 Weeks – $55
Many high school athletes/coaches and masters runners have already started customizing Jack’s 3k/3200m plans for the upcoming outdoor track season. Sample week of training:
2. Half Marathon – 12 Weeks – $55