Altitude Training by Dr. Jack Daniels, Part I

Dr. Jack put together a great document of Altitude Training FAQs for our running retreats in Flagstaff. It’s broken down into several parts so I’ll try and get one out a week over the next six weeks.

  • The Effect of Altitude
  • How long does it take to adjust to altitude
  • What is the best altitude for living and training high?
  • How much improvement will take place with acclimatization?
  • Does everyone respond the same to altitude training?
  • How long at sea level can you take advantage of any altitude improvement?

Learning How To Pace

My first Run SMART Kids update…

Today at the Dwight School we started off with a quick warm-up and stretch in Central Park. The topic of the day was “learning how to pace yourself.” When working with youth runners you find out quickly they like to start runs very fast. Many get stuck in a sprint, stop, walk, sprint pattern and never realize their full potential or reap any of the benefits of the exercise.

Run SMART Kids

This past May we mentioned we were still in the early phases of planning our after-school running initiative. Now, we’re one step closer to our goal of putting younger generations on a path towards a healthier lifestyle and a greater appreciation for something so natural – running. Starting this week in New York City we’ll be launching Run SMART Kids at The Dwight School and on September 28th at The Anderson School!

Charlie Hartel Makes Huge Breakthrough

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.

Run SMART Welcome Packet

Over the past few months we’ve been working hard to put together a welcome packet for our clients. This plan has been in the works for a long time so we’re really excited to announce that starting this October, all existing and future clients who commit to a minimum of 6-months of private coaching will receive a Run SMART Welcome Packet. We have been fortunate enough to partner with experts in the industry to continue to provide all of our clients a truly professional coaching experience.

“A Partnership Built On Trust”

Run SMART client Everett Hill shares some thoughts about his coach Vince Sherry

Courtesy of Vince, I’ve enjoyed a giddy three years of PR after PR as a newbie masters runner. I was initially skeptical about remote coaching (don’t coaches stand at the finish line with a stopwatch?). The secret is that Vince and I have forged a partnership built on trust.

Run SMART Chicago Marathon After-Party

Time to Party SMART. Please join us for a post-Chicago Marathon celebration! Meet up with fellow Run SMART Project fans, followers, athletes and coaches while relaxing after this year’s Chicago Marathon. Friends and family are welcome, too — the more, the merrier! Who knows, maybe Oprah will stop by.

What: Run SMART Project Post-Chicago Marathon Celebration
Where: Emerald Loop Bar & Grill, 216 N. Wabash St.
When: 4-7 p.m. on 10/10/10
Price: $15 per person — free buffet + cash bar
RSVP: To Erin Strout at [email protected] NO LATER THAN SEPT. 22, 2010
Please send $15 per guest via PayPal to [email protected] or contact her to make other arrangements.

Dr. Jack Daniels On Running In Windy Conditions (VIDEO)

The 6th edition of our Ask Dr. Jack Daniels Series focuses on running effort in windy conditions. Watch Jack’s response to a question submitted by Susan from Cincinnati, OH.

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