Dr. Daniels Inducted Into Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame

Our head coach, Dr. Jack Daniels, was recently inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame. Past inductees have included:  John Madden, Lynn Swann, Keith Hernandez, Barry Bonds, Tom Brady and more. Jack was eligible because he is a graduate of Sequoia High School in Redwood City, California.

Winter Training In Ontario Trumps Crazy Boston Weather

We recently reported Lorraine Doucet’s half marathon PB in route to Boston. Due to her consistency training in Ontario weather all winter she was more than prepared for the crazy conditions in Boston. She walked away with an incredible 4-minute improvement on her marathon PB. Official time: 3:25:14. [Full Results]

Boston Weather Didn’t Stop Joe

Joe Kelly of Scranton, PA signed up to break 3-hours at Boston this year. Despite the wind, rain and cold temps Joe managed to reach his goal, even dipping a few minutes under his VDOT Projected time (2:59:27). His official time was 2:57:32 (54.4 VDOT). [Full Results]

That plan was nearly perfect. Even with the lower miles, I squeezed out a 2:57:32.

Truth be told I felt so ready and thrilled with the result. 2017 was a bad year with injuries, so thank you for helping me get back on track.

“Catered Perfectly For Me”

Amy Workman of Paris, France set a new PR at the Paris Marathon with a finishing time of 3:32:20. [Results] This was not just any PR, it was a huge transformation from her previous best and now she has her sights set on Boston in 2019.

I recently finished this past Sunday beating my PR by over 40-minutes using your plan. I thoroughly enjoyed following it as it was catered perfectly for me.

Stephen Havas Wins Age Group, Sets New Half PB

Stephen Havas of Vancouver, BC set his second half marathon PR while following his customized 24-week marathon plan. On a course with lots of elevation changes he still managed to lower his personal best to 1:16:26 (61.6 VDOT) and finish first in his age group.

Two For One

Lana Goldman of Northbrook, IL set two PRs while following her 12-week half marathon plan. A week before her goal race, The March Madness Half, Lana set a “slight PR” for 8k finishing in 38:22. She then improved her half marathon best the following week finishing in 1:54:03 /38.7 VDOT [Full Results]

I loved how precise all my workouts/paces were. The plan took the guesswork out of it and gave me a specific goal to aim for. It made me believe that I could do it! – Lana

Next up for Lana, the Marine Corps Marathon!