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.
The Run SMART Project will present the 8th VDOT Coaching Clinic in Boston, MA at the Tracksmith Trackhouse on Saturday, March 24th. Olympic medalist and running icon Lynn Jennings has signed on as the featured guest speaker.
“I’m honored to be in the same room and part of this with Jack,” said Jennings. Her presentation will focus on the Importance of a Coach, Teaching Your Athlete to Be Self-Sufficient. “I look forward to sharing what I’ve learned over the years and hope it can have a positive impact on future generations of coaches and athletes in our sport.”
Run SMART Coach Ann Alyanak, a picture of exhaustion, relief and victory at this year’s Air Force Marathon. Ann endured tough conditions and still cruised to a 10-minute win in 2:56:57. [Full Results]
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An icon of our sport turns 84 and he’s still inspiring others everyday by doing what he loves most: teaching, coaching and running. Not a day goes by where we take for granted how fortunate we are to work with the best.
Happy Birthday, Jack!!!🎈🎉
We’re excited to announce a new VDOT Coaching Clinic with Dr. Jack Daniels. This will be our 9th clinic since we launched the event back in 2015. To date, over 200 coaches have become VDOT Certified and past guest speakers have included Olympian Lynn Jennings, legendary coach Frank Gagliano, and ultra running champion Rob Krar.
VDOT Clinic – Atlanta
- Where: Atlanta, GA at Wahoo Fitness
- When: Saturday, June 17th
- Feature Guest: Track & Field Olympian and professional triathlete Malindi Elmore
We’re pleased to announce that VDOT O2 is now capable of importing your Garmin Connect training data. This is a great new feature for the training calendar app we use to upload workouts to our clients.
You can learn more about all the recent updates to VDOT O2 here. Below, watch the video tutorial on how to connect your Garmin to your calendar. If you have any questions email us or connect with your coach.
If you’re in the New York City region on Saturday, Dec. 17th definitely stop by for Brunch With Dr. Jack Daniels at Brooklyn Running Co in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This is a free event/open invite. We’re expecting a large crowd so make sure to arrive on time! Itinerary below…
Can’t say enough about how VDOT Coach has transformed our coaching services. Having the VDOT Calculator essentially built into this training calendar allows our coaches to save hours in a week when uploading training and tracking data. Now that it’s mobile we’re more responsive than ever to our athletes’ needs and able to make quicker adjustments to their training plans.
We’re excited to officially release VDOT Coach, a new coach management tool on the VDOT O2 app.
Designed by and for running coaches to help provide the most customized and responsive training experience possible for their athletes. – @VDOTO2
We’re super excited to announce Leah Rosenfeld (pictured with Run SMART Head Coach Dr. Jack Daniels) as our latest private coach to join the staff. Leah will focus her attention on athletes looking to improve their track, cross country and road PRs from 5k up to the half marathon.
“I am so grateful to have the opportunity to join The Run SMART Project’s all-star coaching staff. As a current athlete working with Run SMART, I have seen significant improvements in my own performances through this training system and as a coach, I am excited to be able to share my knowledge of running, strength training and nutrition with runners as they pursue their goals.” – Leah