One of the great things about Jack’s book, Daniels’ Running Formula, is that it’s caught on with so many high school and college coaches across the country who use it as a guide to coach their athletes. Most runners who go through the high school and college ranks often don’t realize the influence this one man had on their careers.
Prosper High School XC and Track Coach Josh Allen just sent us this email:
This is why I love coaching and using the Daniels formula…
I have one guy that is a junior. His first XC race last year as a sophomore, he ran in the 24 minute range. By the end of the season, he ran high 21s and got “most improved” at the banquet. Then in track he ran the mile in 5:48, 5:28 then 5:11 and got just under 12:00 for 3200. This XC season, he got down to the 17:50 range (most improved again, who does that?), ran 4:59 in a time trial right after XC and is now running with our best guys (and ran 10:57 3200 last week). He could realistically run in the 4:40s and 10:10 range by the end of the season. Now what if I get a once in a lifetime type kid? That’s what I’m waiting for! While waiting, though, I’ll enjoy watching the workers continue to drop time off.