Heidi Peoples Joins Run SMART Coaching Staff

Heidi, pictured above, winning the Steamtown Marathon for the second time in a course record of 2:39:48 (chip time). We’re excited to introduce her as the latest addition to the Run SMART coaching staff. To date, she is the 11th coach to join the staff.

Meet Heidi Peoples:

  • 11-time Division III All-American and 1500-meter National Champion
  • 2-time Steamtown Marathon winner and record holder
  • 2-time Olympic Trials Marathon qualifier
  • Marathon – 2:39:48

Coaching Partnership With Run Flagstaff

Today, we’re making it official – The Run SMART Project has partnered with Run Flagstaff, Northern Arizona’s only specialty running store. We’re excited about the opportunity to provide proper coaching advice to such an active community as Flagstaff continues to grow into one of the nation’s top running destinations.

Our training plans, unlike anything on the market today, provide runners with an affordable personalized training option for 5k’s, 10k’s, half and full marathons. We’d like to thank Run Flagstaff for choosing us to fill this important role.

Coaching Partnership With Scranton Running Co.

Recently, the Scranton Running Co. announced its coaching partnership with The Run SMART Project:

We’re extremely excited to announce that the SRCo. has entered into a coaching partnership with the esteemed Run SMART Project.  Proper instruction and guidance from the most knowledgeable coaches in the business will go a long way in helping us to achieve one of our primary goals:  grow the wonderful sport of running in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Running Advice Articles From Run SMART Coaches

For the past eight weeks Run SMART coaches have been contributing original content to our blog on all sorts of running-related topics. Our goal is to share a new article from one of our esteemed coaches on a different running topic each week. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the sport from the insightful viewpoints of our elite coaching staff.

So far we’ve posted Learning How To Concentrate and the Three Most Important Tips For Beginners by Mike Smith. Dr. Jack Daniels, via Flotrack and Saucony, shared his thoughts on cross training for runners. Blake Boldon wrote about what he believes to be the Three Fundamental Principles of Running. Vince Sherry covered When to Get New Running Shoes. Brian Rosetti brought us Learning How To Recover Properly.

Run SMART Project In The Media

Proud to say we’ve reached a point where it’s reasonable for us to have an official media coverage page! We finally organized all of the coverage we’ve received since our inception in 2005 – check it out! And we’ve got a lot of big announcements coming soon about new partnerships and coaches coming on board so we hope this is just the beginning.

All media inquiries can now be directed to [email protected].

Yoga Backcare Basics Workshop – NYC

Dealing with back pain or discomfort? Check out Mimi Rosetti’s Yoga Backcare Basics Workshop at YogaWorks Eastside studio on Saturday December 11th and 18th from 9-11am. Before the workshop begins everyone receives a 15 – 20 minute personal consultation to go over your history. And after both two-hour sessions everyone receives a personalized sequence to take home!  The cost of this unique format, which is limited to six people for more personalized attention, is $200.

Bringing Jack Daniels’ Coaching Expertise To Runners Of All Levels

Marathon Examiner Kimberly Bogin covered the Run SMART Training Plans on Examiner.com.

Looking to create something that everyone could afford, Rosetti and Sherry got the idea to offer race training plans.   But unlike other training plans available online, The Run S.M.A.R.T. Project plans would be customized for each individual runner, and based on the original schedules and formulas developed by Jack Daniels.

“Jack had filing cabinets at his house full of schedules,” said Sherry.  “He pulled out Jim Ryun’s training schedule from the 1960s and showed it to me.  Every single day.  Every workout.  Every split.”

When To Get New Running Shoes

Question:  Should I get new running shoes for the marathon, and if so – when?

Run SMART Coach Vince Sherry:  This question is a good one (as well as a common one) that marathoners often ask me about one week before the big day. It is most often part of the final pre-marathon panic. In the quest to make sure everything is perfect for race day, runners will look to their shoes at some point. Unfortunately, it’s often when the race is right around the corner, which leads me to my first tip; never purchase running shoes in a pressured state. A rushed decision is not usually a very good one. Try to plan ahead and get your marathon race-day shoes at least two weeks prior to the race. You should be lining up with around 20 to 40 miles on your trainers (less if your wearing racing flats).

If you’re fairly certain that your running shoes have more than 150 miles on them I would recommend getting a fresh pair. It’s not that your current shoes are shot at that point (in fact that’s about half the mileage a modest pair of trainers would give you), they’re just not 100%. The marathon will likely be the toughest event you run all season. You should give your feet as much cushioning as possible on race day. You will likely finish with less wear and tear and recover faster as a result. If you do end up purchasing a new pair a couple of weeks out make sure they are the same model as the shoes you’ve been running in for the current training period. This is not a time to try something new (unless the shoe you’ve been in has been giving you serious trouble).

Read Vince’s complete response at NYDailyNews.com

Blake Boldon Takes Head Distance Position At UPenn

We’re proud to announce that Run SMART coach Blake Boldon has accepted an offer to take the reigns as head distance coach at the University of Pennsylvania.

PHILADELPHIA – Sub four-minute miler Blake Boldon will join the University of Pennsylvania track and field staff as an assistant coach as announced by the University on Tuesday. Boldon will work primarily with Penn’s men’s and women’s distance runners.

Run SMART Mentioned On RunnersWorld.com

Peter Gambaccini of Runner’s World, via “Race Results Weekly” was kind enough to mention us and the new Run SMART Training Plans offering.

Legendary Coach Jack Daniels Joins Run SMART Project
As “Race Results Weekly” tells us, the Project is a personalized online coaching service for recreational runners. “Unlike most online generic schedules, the Run SMART Training Plans are tailored to a user’s unique time goals, running history, and lifestyle,” explains spokesperson Sara Hunninghake.

Read entire article.