The Running Jones (@TheRunningJones) wrote up a great review of our new training calendar VDOT O2. We’re excited to be part of his journey back into marathon shape after “10 years of of pizza, cheeseburgers, and ice cream.”
I’ve referred to the Daniels Running Formula book for years, but it’s a completely different experience to have a training plan that was designed by Dr. Jack Daniels and custom-tailored for me by the coaches at The Run SMART Project. I don’t have to be the expert. My entire Jack Daniels 15-Week Marathon training schedule, including my goal race, is loaded right into the VDOT O2 App.
Until yesterday, I could not see myself running a full marathon. I’ve run five marathons, but the last one was ten years ago. Yesterday I felt like I took a quantum leap in fitness. I ran my entire twelve miles at an average of 9:10 per mile, slightly faster than my target pace of 9:14. I had to keep myself from going too fast. I didn’t stagger in on dead legs a few minutes per mile slower than when I started as I had done on my last few long runs, which were at least a mile shorter than this one. Yesterday I could finally see myself running a full marathon.
Full review here.