This past weekend in Central Park, Run SMART client Charlie Hartel, averaged the fastest pace per mile he’s ever run in a race according to the NYRR’s results database. Charlie ran 26:07 (6:31 per mile, full results) for 4-miles at the Fitness, Mind, Body and Spirit Games, which represents a huge breakthrough in his training. His new 4-mile best indicates his current fitness could be anywhere from 5-8 minutes faster than his current 10k PR time. This is a good sign with less than four weeks to go until the Chicago Marathon!
Chicago will be Charlie’s second marathon working with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry. He set a big PR in London this past spring and looks to make another significant improvement this October.