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

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.

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Top 10 Reasons To Purchase A Run SMART Training Plan

10.)  Accommodates Racing Schedule Along the Way
No more guessing what to do in the days prior to races you run leading up to your goal race, or how to adjust for a workout that should have been completed on race day. Run SMART Training Plans, unlike any other option on the market today, adjust for races in the weeks prior to your goal race.

9.)  Adjusts for Fitness Improvements Throughout Your Training
Generic plans don’t account for fitness improvements. Run SMART Training Plans anticipate natural body changes when a client is training. As their fitness improves along the way, the quality sessions week to week change to help the client continue to move forward and get faster. How can you improve if your schedule doesn’t anticipate you improving?

Yoga For Runners Workshop (NYC)

This Thursday, October 21st from 7:30pm-9:00pm at YogaWorks Westside, Mimi Rosetti will be leading a Yoga For Runners Workshop. All proceeds will go towards the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society. The suggested donation is $25 for the session. To register, call 212-769-9642. Location: 37 W. 65th St. (between CPW and Columbus Ave), 4th floor, New York, NY.

Run SMART Kids

This past May we mentioned we were still in the early phases of planning our after-school running initiative. Now, we’re one step closer to our goal of putting younger generations on a path towards a healthier lifestyle and a greater appreciation for something so natural – running. Starting this week in New York City we’ll be launching Run SMART Kids at The Dwight School and on September 28th at The Anderson School!

Run SMART Welcome Packet

Over the past few months we’ve been working hard to put together a welcome packet for our clients. This plan has been in the works for a long time so we’re really excited to announce that starting this October, all existing and future clients who commit to a minimum of 6-months of private coaching will receive a Run SMART Welcome Packet. We have been fortunate enough to partner with experts in the industry to continue to provide all of our clients a truly professional coaching experience.

Run SMART Chicago Marathon After-Party

Time to Party SMART. Please join us for a post-Chicago Marathon celebration! Meet up with fellow Run SMART Project fans, followers, athletes and coaches while relaxing after this year’s Chicago Marathon. Friends and family are welcome, too — the more, the merrier! Who knows, maybe Oprah will stop by.

What: Run SMART Project Post-Chicago Marathon Celebration
Where: Emerald Loop Bar & Grill, 216 N. Wabash St.
When: 4-7 p.m. on 10/10/10
Price: $15 per person — free buffet + cash bar
RSVP: To Erin Strout at [email protected] NO LATER THAN SEPT. 22, 2010
Please send $15 per guest via PayPal to [email protected] or contact her to make other arrangements.

Building A Running Community In Scranton

We’re proud to announce that Run SMART Advisory Board members, Matt Byrne and Matthew Rosetti, have officially opened The Scranton Running Co. We support them in their mission to build a healthier and more active community in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

They’re off to a great start! Check out their Team Survivor. It’s an incredible story. If you ever run the Steamtown Marathon make sure to drop by and say hello – they’re right across the street from the expo!