We recommend 18-weeks of training if you’ve been running fairly consistently but are not in great race shape when starting the plan. 15-weeks is better if you’re in good racing shape and you’ve already been doing some quality workouts. Sometimes the longer the training plan the more risk of overtraining.
Run SMART client James McKirdy of New Britain, CT finished his first marathon last weekend in Philadelphia in a time of 2:38:56. [Race results] He was 48th overall, capping off an amazing season with his coach Alvina Begay. As James noted earlier this year he has seen his ability skyrocket since he started working with Alvina.
Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Ted Lorsbach set a new PR at the Philadelphia Marathon last month. Ted signed up with a PR of 3:34 and finished in 3:19. Congrats, Ted!
Run SMART client Alessandro Arrone signed up for private coaching this summer with a lofty goal of running 3:40 at the Philadelphia Marathon. His PR when he started working with Run SMART coach Ann Alyanak was 4:06.
We’re excited to post that Alessandro hit his goal on the dot setting a 26-minute PR. His official time was 3:40:38. [Full results]
Run SMART client Maria Lauretani (middle) set a new PR at the Philadelphia Marathon this past weekend. The 38-year old from Pelham, NY ran 2:52:56 to finish first in her age group and 18th overall. [Full results] In only her fourth year of running Maria continues to make great progress. Her PR when she signed up for coaching last December was 2:59:54.
Scheduled to run NYC earlier this month she was able to make a quick adjustment with her Run SMART coach Ann Alyanak. Staying mentally and physically prepared to run her best three weeks later is not an easy task for everyone who knows the difficulty of navigating the right taper and timing your peak just right for a marathon.
Monday, July 16th is the first day of training on our 18-week marathon training plans if you’re customizing a plan for the Philadelphia Marathon. Philly Magazine’s Courtenay Devlin just signed up for her very own Jack Daniels Training Plan. She interviewed Run SMART Founder Brian Rosetti and writes about the whole process. Check it out…
Using Daniels’ running formulas, the coaches are able to calculate the appropriate training paces to the second for various workouts necessary to keep clients on track to reach their goal. This means no burning out. Avoiding over-training is the key to success in a five-month training block.
The training schedule, according to Rosetti, is the equivalent of a private coach handwriting an individualized plan at half the price.
My thoughts on the cost: Once I opened up the e-mail with my plan, I could see it was legit. The program is not priced much higher than the generic plans Active.com and others offer, and the customization is worth the extra dough.
Read full article.
Running a fall marathon? The absolute best thing you can do is start thinking about your preparation now. An unrushed training plan is the safest way to progress forward and stay injury free while allowing your body to adapt to your training. Make sure to follow a personalized training plan that factors in your age, goal time, time commitment, fitness and experience levels.
Below are the dates of some of the most popular fall marathons and the first day of training for each on our 15-week and 18-week training plans.
Four years ago, Run SMART client Christen Meyer had what many considered career ending surgery on her Achilles. She underwent a long and slow recovery process but refused to believe she couldn’t compete at a high level again. This past weekend her perseverance paid off at the Cal International Marathon. At age 48, and competing in her first race in four years, Christen ran 2:58:21 to finish second in her age group!
“The best part about Christen’s race was that she said it felt pretty easy,” said her coach Brian Rosetti.