This past Saturday Alex Gardner lined up for yet another 5k. Her goal for the year has been to run 22 minutes and she has come very close a few times. This would be one of her final chances of the year since marathon training is due to begin in June. Alex knew it was a long shot, as the course was far from flat, but she took a chance by going out fast the first mile and giving everything she had to hang on. She ended up running 22 minutes on the dot! You can read all about Alex’s experience here: http://www.run350.blogspot.com/. When Alex started with The Run S.M.A.R.T Project back in September of ’07 her goal was to break 25 minutes.
Alex was also interviewed for an article in the June issue of Runner’s World. Check out “Get on Track” found on page 65.
Run S.M.A.R.T Project Coach