Run SMART Rocks P.F. Chang’s Part I featured Vince Sherry’s clients. Part II focuses on Mike Smith and the success of his clients…
John Robinson of Savannah, GA competed in the full marathon at PF Chang’s Rock n Roll Marathon and set a 38 minute PR, running 3:33:09. Robinson’s half marathon split of 1:38 en route was also a half marathon PR! Robinson has been working with Run SMART coach Mike Smith for nine months and set PRs in the 10k, half marathon, and marathon in that time.
“John’s preparation for Rock n Roll was flawless”, said Smith. “He was absolutely committed and this allowed us to take an aggressive approach to a big PR this weekend. We gained a lot of experience and John has even faster times coming his way very soon.”
Erin Strout of Flagstaff, AZ rock and rolled herself to a great performance as well. With a conservative race plan and training through the race as part of her Boston marathon preparation, Strout still managed to come just 20 seconds shy of a PR running 1:37:09 in the half marathon.
“This was Erin’s first race in 10 months, so to come this close to her PR is pretty amazing. It shows us that the patient approach we’ve taken to training has worked and gives us somewhere to go over the next few months before Boston.” said coach Mike Smith.