Run SMART client John Robinson of Savannah, GA set a new PR at the inaugural Rock N Roll Savannah Half Marathon on November 5th, running 1:28:49 good for 79th place out of over 14,000 racers. Robinson came to The Run SMART Project in spring of 2009 with a 1:44 half marathon PR. Last weekend was his 10th PR performance in that time, having set personal bests in every race distance from 5k to the marathon.
“I knew breaking 1:30 was the next goal with the half but I couldn’t tell if it would be this race or his next attempt in January. He nailed it and we both couldn’t be happier,” said coach Mike Smith. “He’s put in the work and the result shows that, but he’s also much more of an instinctive, smarter runner now. He ran 13 miles with almost every split within a 10 second range. His pacing was unbelievable.”
Robinson will race the Savannah Bridge Run on December 5th, followed by the Houston Half marathon on January 15th. “In the next 6 months he will set even more PRs, just watch.” said Smith, “He is seeing there are no barriers.”