Preparing For Your Best High School Season Yet

We are super excited to be launching the 1st Annual Run SMART High School Running Camp in Steamboat Springs, CO (August 4th-10th). Steamboat is famous for it’s winter skiing and the many youth winter sports champions that arise, but soon enough for high school athletes conquering it’s mountain trails in the summer too.

Why A High School Camp?
We’re now entering our 5th year of the Run SMART Adult Running Retreats and felt it was time to provide an opportunity for youth athletes to work with us in-person too. Run SMART coaches are uniquely suited to mentor high school athletes. We’re all recent high school, college and post-collegiate standouts and each have had lots of success coaching high school athletes privately. We’ll be offering opportunities for coaches and athletes to consult about season preparation and race strategies.

Alvina Begay Joins Run SMART Coaching Staff

We’re extremely excited to announce that world-class Nike athlete, Alvina Begay, is our latest addition to the Run SMART staff. She is now accepting private clients.

“I am very excited to work with The Run SMART Project. I have become friends with Dr. Jack Daniels and most of the Run SMART coaches. I have seen them exude their passion for running by helping other runners succeed and reach their goals. Being a Run SMART coach will give me the opportunity to do the same and share my knowledge of running and nutrition with runners who are motivated to reach their potential.”

Luck Of The Draw, Autobiography By Dr. Jack Daniels

The long awaited autobiography of one of the greatest and most meaningful coaches our sport will ever know is here. Luck of the Draw is a “unique glimpse into the life and persona of an Olympic medalist, world-renowned exercise scientist, and a devoted family man.”

We just got our copies in the mail yesterday. If you know Jack or have been lucky enough to be around him at some point in your life you know there’s no shortage of stories. This man has lived a thousand lives and we’re lucky he’s dedicated most of it to teaching people how to enjoy running through proper training. 

Introducing Jack Daniels’ Running Calculator

We are extremely excited to announce the release of the Jack Daniels’ Running Calculator. We’ve been working on this calculator for a very long time and are happy we can finally share this amazing training tool with you. Our goal was to create a mobile web application that is easy to use, has a clean/simple interface and training tools to help everyone improve their running.

Start Customizing Your Boston Marathon Training

We’ve got brand new training plans recently created by legendary coach Jack Daniels. He designed them specifically to prepare you for the rolling hills of Boston. They have never been released before and are only available through Run SMART. On these plans Jack tells you which workouts you should be doing on uphills, downhills and rolling hills to be ready for Boston’s course.

Start customizing your Boston plan today.

Introducing Our Resident Biomechanist

We’re extremely excited to welcome Nikki Reiter, our resident biomechanist, to the staff. Nikki will be providing tips on our blog and answering questions leading up to the launch of our new gait analysis service next year. Check out Nikki’s intro below and learn more about how her expertise can help you become a healthier and stronger runner.

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By Nikki Reiter

What’s a biomechanist and what can one do for you? Great question! A biomechanist who specializes in running will analyze your gait (that is, how you run) and suggest ways to improve performance and avoid injury by moving in a more efficient way. Oh yeah, and running will be more effortless, too. Sound too good to be true? Well, we are! Just kidding, but biomechanists have a lot to offer when it comes to training, above and beyond the regular tempos, intervals and long runs.

The World’s Best Running Coach Wants To Pump You Up

Join Run SMART and Finish Line Physical Therapy the day before the New York City Marathon for a special marathon pep talk with legendary coach Jack Daniels. Jack will share his last-minute tips, motivation and then take questions from the audience. All runners in town, regardless of whether you’re racing the marathon this year, are welcome to attend and meet Jack.

A limited edition, “Running Under the Influence of Jack Daniels” tech tee (featuring pic above) will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

When: Saturday, November 3rd at 1:00 p.m.
Where: Finish Line Physical Therapy In Manhattan (119 W. 23rd Street #304, b/w 6th & 7th Ave)
Cost: Free! Light snacks will be provided.

Spots are filling up fast. REGISTER NOW!

Dr. Jack Daniels: “The Endurance Scientist”

In case you missed it in Competitor Magazine they did a profile on Jack in their Mountain West edition, Endurance Scientist – How the “World’s Best Running Coach” created a formula for running. “I approach run training from a scientific point of view,” says Jack. “However, I also use lots of information I have gained from doing research with many elite runners [by] getting to know them personally and finding what works best for different people. We are not all the same.”

There’s also a nice sidebar on our annual summer retreats with great quotes from Run SMART Retreat Director Mike Smith. “We’re located in a world-class location for running. [From] the backdrop to everything we put on is a runner’s paradise. And lastly, we just take care of everything, from great dining to showing you some of Northern Arizona’s most prized spots, [such as] the Grand Canyon and Sedona,” says Smith.

Run SMART Coaches Take Georgetown And Stanford Jobs

We’re very proud and excited to announce that Run SMART coaches Mike Smith and Chris Miltenberg have accepted head coaching positions at two of the top track programs in the country.

Today, it became official that Smith will replace Miltenberg as head women’s cross country coach at Georgetown University. “I can’t imagine a better situation for Georgetown than to choose Mike Smith as a coach,” said Jack Daniels. “Flagstaff’s loss is definitely Georgetown’s gain, I believe Mike can be one of the most outstanding college coaches this country has seen.” That’s an endorsement from the greatest running coach ever!