Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia Marathon’

James McKirdy Drops A 2:38 In His First Marathon

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.

Emily Fried Sets New PR At Philly Marathon


Run SMART client Emily Fried of New York, NY set a new PR at the Philadelphia Marathon this past weekend – her second PR in just six weeks! Her official time of 4:05:04 was almost 13 minutes faster than her previous lifetime best set last fall.

Emily works with Run SMART coach Heidi Peoples.


Ted Lorsbach Drops 15 Minutes Off PR In Philly

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!

Alessandro Arrone Sets 26-Minute PR At Philly Marathon

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]

Heidi Peoples Finishes 5th Overall At Philly Marathon

Big congrats to Run SMART coach Heidi Peoples for finishing 5th overall in a competitive year at the Philly Marathon this year. Heidi ran 2:40:55, just one minute shy of her personal best and only one month after her win at the Steamtown marathon! [Full results]

Maria Lauretani Runs 2:52 At Philly Marathon

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. (more…)

Run SMART Featured In Philly Mag

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 and others offer, and the customization is worth the extra dough.

Read full article.

Important Fall Marathon Training Dates

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. (more…)

Christen Meyer Cracks Three Hours At Cal International Marathon

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. (more…)

Run SMART Results – Philly Distance Run

The Run SMART Project had a solid showing by several athletes at the Philly Distance Run on Sunday, September 21. Bob Lenehan, Erin Stout, and Avi Kravitz traveled out to Philly together with a common goal of setting new personal bests. With Erin and Avi crushing their previous PRs, and Bob having a very respectable day after over a year away from racing, all three went home satisfied with their efforts.