Question: How would a sea level runner approach the Colorado Marathon, which starts at 6100 feet and finishes at 4980 feet. Here’s the course profile.
Judy Dore of Saratoga Spring, NY set a 4.5 minute PR at the Boston Marathon. Her official result was 3:43:07. [Full Results]
After the race Judy thanked her coach…
This was my favorite training cycle so far. Leah really mixed things up with my workouts, and not only did I get more fit, I had a blast doing it. She really challenged me, and I’m not surprised at how strong I felt throughout the race. I passed quite a few people, especially at the end. I’m especially excited that I’ll now get to register a week earlier for Boston next year, even with the new qualifying times.
Leah is so positive and upbeat, and her enthusiasm is infectious. I couldn’t ask for a better coach.
Melissa Perlman of Delray Beach, FL took advantage of her south Florida training in Boston last week to set a huge PR.
Proud to have finished my first Boston Marathon in a time of 3:00:09. It was a personal best by over 9-minutes from my first marathon back in June 2018 and I was the 174th female overall in a race of tens of thousands!!! But as I’m sure many can imagine – it stings a little (or a lot)! Those 9 seconds will motivate me to break (no shatter) the elusive 3hr mark in my next marathon! Special thank you to my dad (Russell) and Mark for being here in Boston to love and support me; Mark for being my day to day supporter through training with food, coffee, driving, sleep, love and letting me be me; to Leah Rosenfeld and The Run S.M.A.R.T. Project, LLC. for coaching me to HUGE PRs in the marathon and half marathon this year…
Christine Lampe of San Francisco, CA set a new PR at her first Boston Marathon. Her official result was 3:15:46. [Full Results]
“Thanks!! My first time using a Run SMART plan and I think it really helped. I’m looking forward to chipping away more time towards sub 3!”
Manuel Rodriguez of Bogotá, Colombia completed his first marathon at D.C. Rock ‘n’ Roll. He and his coach, Rod Koborsi, decided to put the brakes on his first attempt in NYC last year after a minor injury crept up. The decision to avoid a setback and reschedule for D.C. was a great move. Manuel’s official result was 2:48:37 [Full Results].