2010 Run SMART Retreat (Day One)

After a smooth opening kickoff dinner the retreat got underway with a morning run in Buffalo Park.

And after an introduction to running at 7,000 ft. attendees were treated to a guest lecture by Olympian Magdalena Lewy-Boulet, the fourth fastest female marathoner in American history.

2010 Run SMART Retreat Kickoff!

Tonight was opening night at the 2nd annual Run SMART Retreat. Here are some pictures from tonight’s kickoff event where we had a chance to meet and greet our guests and run through the plans for the week. We’ll be posting pictures of the retreat throughout the week on our Flickr page and video clips of our featured speakers and guests here on our blog. You can check out the rest of tonight’s photos on Flickr.

Thanks, Coach!

Run SMART client Michelle LaSala was kind enough to let us share a truly thoughtful message about her coach, Vince Sherry. And a wonderful addition to our testimonials page it is indeed!

I owe all of my post-collegiate running success and much of my day to day happiness to my coach, Vince Sherry. 

Dr. Jack Daniels On Easy Running Versus A Day Off

The fifth edition of our Ask Dr. Jack Daniels series focuses on easy running versus a rest day during 5k and 10k training. Watch Jack’s response to a question submitted by @AMRWillGoFar.

In order to participate and get a chance to see Jack answer your question, email [email protected] or include #AskDrJackDaniels with your question in a Twitter update or become a fan of our Facebook page and write your question on our wall.

Blake Boldon Receives USATF Level II Certification

Big congrats to Run SMART coach Blake Boldon for receiving his USATF Level II Coaching Certification in Endurance. The Level II program is intended to give coaches a more advanced and in-depth knowledge of endurance training.  The program covers advanced sports science concepts and training principles. To qualify, you must meet certain requirements such as having a minimum of 3-years coaching experience and pass an exam at the end of the classroom sessions.

Owen Kendall Sets Second PR With Run SMART

Owen Kendall dropped 20 seconds off his 4-mile best, finishing in 21:25 (5:21 per mile) at the NYRR Run for Central Park (full results). This performance marks Owen’s second PR since joining The Run SMART Project this past spring. He works with Run SMART coach Dan Wilson.

Rod Koborsi Joins The Run SMART Project

We are excited to announce that Georgetown University assistant coach, Rod Koborsi, will be offering his private coaching services through The Run SMART Project. Koborsi, heralded as one of the greatest distance runners in Georgetown history, graduated  in 2005 with a degree in finance. He received his masters degree in international affairs in 2008.

As an eight-time All-American at Georgetown, Rod brings vast experience to our staff both as an athlete competing at a professional level and as an assistant coach helping to develop runners at one of the premier Division I track and cross country programs in the nation. Rod’s PR’s for 3k (7:46), 5k (13:26), and half marathon (1:03:53) make him the fastest Run SMART coach to date.

Wolden Wins South Salem Memorial Day 5K

Lots of Run SMART client results to report this summer and many we have to catch up on. Today, we’d like to report that Cathrine Wolden won the South Salem Memorial Day 5k by over 1 minute and 30 seconds! Her official time was 19:40 (full results). One week earlier, Cathrine finished 5th female overall at the Brooklyn Half Marathon in 1:25:48 (full results). Not a bad spring considering she’s still fresh off her sub-3 hour performance at the Boston Marathon this past April.

Cathrine works with Run SMART coach Alicia Shay.

Everett Hill Sets 9th PR With Run SMART

Last time we posted a result for Everett Hill we mentioned that it seemed like he set a new PR every time he stepped foot in a race. Today, we’re proud to report his 9th PR with Run SMART.