Run SMART client Katie Grove of Smyrna, GA set a 24 minute PR in the marathon on October 7th at the St. George Marathon in St. George, Utah. Coming into the race with a previous best of 3:55, Katie ran 3:30:40, not only crushing her old personal best, but also qualifying for the Boston Marathon. (Full results)
Her Run SMART Project coach Mike Smith said, “Katie’s marathon was a year and a half in the making. In 2010 we built an incredible aerobic foundation which set us up for a 2011 that saw her more fit than she has ever been. We knew a PR was coming, the question was by how much? Katie executed our race plan perfectly. We were very happy with the result and know there is more to come.”
Katie has been working with the Run SMART Project since 2010.