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.
When joining Run SMART Project Bob had the goal of qualifying for Boston, which was going to require a marathon time of 3:30 or better. Bob has been with the program for nearly a year, but hasn’t had the opportunity to race due to family and work commitments. Despite being out of the game for a while, Bob was able to gut out a very respectable 1:40:53. Bob is currently training for the Houston Marathon.
The Philly Distance Run was Erin’s first race under new Run SMART Project coach Mike Smith’s tutelage. Mike’s knowledge coupled with Erin’s dedication paid off with a huge PR. Erin dropped over 6 minutes off her previous best, improving her time from 1:42:52 to 1:36:42. This was the perfect testing ground for Erin as she is currently training for the Philadelphia Marathon.
Avi managed another huge PR as well, finishing in 1:20:06. Avi will be traveling with Bob to Houston in January.
Congratulations to all three Run SMART athletes on a fantastic day. May there be many more to come.