‘My Mother Can Catch Him Because She Runs Fast’

We missed this local story from back in April on longtime Run SMART client Cathrine Wolden. At 40-years old the full-time mom talks about juggling family life and her quest to break 2:50 in the marathon.

Wolden, who has set 2:50 and 2:45 as her next marathon goal times, said she has had to adjust her training schedule over the last few years while she cares for her young family.

“When the twins were born, I got back to training for the New York Marathon,” she said. “I had to wake up at 4:30 a.m., run and get back to bed before starting the day. Now, with the children on a half-day [pre-school] schedule, I can run later in the morning.”

Check out the full story.

Run SMART Featured In Philly Mag

Monday, July 16th is the first day of training on our 18-week marathon training plans if you’re customizing a plan for the Philadelphia Marathon. Philly Magazine’s Courtenay Devlin just signed up for her very own Jack Daniels Training Plan. She interviewed Run SMART Founder Brian Rosetti and writes about the whole process. Check it out…

Using Daniels’ running formulas, the coaches are able to calculate the appropriate training paces to the second for various workouts necessary to keep clients on track to reach their goal. This means no burning out. Avoiding over-training is the key to success in a five-month training block.

The training schedule, according to Rosetti, is the equivalent of a private coach handwriting an individualized plan at half the price.

My thoughts on the cost: Once I opened up the e-mail with my plan, I could see it was legit. The program is not priced much higher than the generic plans Active.com and others offer, and the customization is worth the extra dough.

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Jack Daniels Training Plans Metric Conversion Now Available

It’s a small step but America is a little closer towards national metrification. To all our friends outside the U.S. who want to follow training from Jack we finally metricated our training plans service! Want a plan that reads in kilometers and meters? We’ve got you covered.

Start customizing your plan today and note in your profile that you want your schedule converted to the metric system!

Make That Seven For Jack

Janet Cherobon-Bawcom qualified for the Olympics last night in Eugene and will be representing the U.S. in the 10k this summer in London. Big congrats to Janet and her coach Jack Daniels. Jack has now officially coached 7 athletes to the Olympics and helped many others make the Team in an advisory role.

Keep up with Jack’s thoughts and comments on the Olympic Trials on his Facebook Page. Also, you can follow his client’s latest results, get tips and quotes from him at #jackdanielscoaching.

NYC Marathon Training From Jack Daniels

Training for the New York City Marathon? Find out how fast you can go with a training plan written by legendary coach Jack Daniels, personalized just for you. Jack has written templates that can be personalized for those looking to finish their first marathon or break 3, 4 or 5 hours.

  • 18-week plan – Sign up by July 1st
  • 15-week plan – Sign up by July 22nd

Start training for your new personal best!

Marine Corps Marathon Training From Jack Daniels

Training for the Marine Corps Marathon? Find out how fast you can go with a training plan written by legendary coach Jack Daniels, personalized just for you. Jack has written templates that can be personalized for those looking to finish their first marathon right through to breaking 3 or 4 hours.

  • 18-week plan – Sign up by June 24th
  • 15-week plan – Sign up by July 15th

Start training for your new personal best!

Message From Our Retreat Director Mike Smith

Mike Smith is Director of Running Vacations at The Run SMART Project. Below he sets the stage for our running retreats this summer in Flagstaff, AZ, (July 15th-20th, July 22nd-27th). Registration is now open. Hope you can join us in July!

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Our summer retreats are absolutely amazing weeks: 20 runners from all across the country in one of the best locations to run on earth, educational and motivational speakers, world class coaches and Olympic athletes, excellent all inclusive dining, Sedona, Grand Canyon, endless soft trails, and great “summer in the mountains” weather.

Chicago Marathon Training From Jack Daniels

Training for the Chicago Marathon? Find out how fast you can go with a training plan written by legendary coach Jack Daniels, personalized just for you.

  • 18-week plan – Sign up by June 3rd
  • 15-week plan – Sign up by June 24th

Start training for your new personal best!

Malindi Elmore Reaches Olympic B Standard

Run SMART coach Malindi Elmore (#265) is on a mission right now. She just sent us a note after accepting a new client that she’s in Europe for two weeks trying to pin down the A standard. We’re super excited and want to wish her the best of luck heading into the Canadian Olympic Trials in July.

Kelowna’s Malindi Elmore ran the world’s seventh-fastest 1,500-metre race of the season on Wednesday in South Korea, and posted a required Olympic B standard in the process.

Continuing to travel the world in search of the A and B Olympic standard, Elmore achieved one of her necessary goals to make the 2012 Canadian Olympic team by posting a time of 4:07.90 at a IAAF World Challenge meet race in Daegu. The B standard is 4:08.90.

High School Summer XC Training

High School Cross Country Season Of A Lifetime

Take your running to a new level this fall and shock your high school team. Follow a summer XC training program from the “World’s Greatest Coach,” Dr. Jack Daniels.

The Run SMART Project offers Summer Cross Country Training Plans for high school athletes of all levels, designed by legendary coach Dr. Jack Daniels. Plans are 8-weeks long and cost $45. All plans are customizable and personalized based on the athlete’s running background and goals.