Terry Ballou took home the 1500 title in the women’s 30’s Plus division at the Colgate Games, the largest indoor amateur track series in the country. To win the title, Terry competed in 4 rounds leading up to her win in the final on the 5th week of the series. Check out her progression from week to week as she sailed through the rounds, it’s remarkable:
Run SMART client Alex Gardner placed first in the 40-44 age group at the 28th Annual Children’s TLC Groundhog Run (5k) in Kansas City, MO. Alex’s time was 22:15 (7:10 per mile), which placed her 15th overall out of 1000+ female runners. Check out the full results.
Congrats to Alex and her coach, Vince Sherry, on a fine performance.
Rounding out the Run SMART results at the 2010 P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n Roll Marathon and Half Marathon is Becky Angeles of Murphy, TX. Becky set a new marathon PR by 1 minute and 10 seconds finishing 14th female overall out of 2500+ in a very impressive time of 2:48:04 (6:25 per mile)! Check out Becky’s full results and a short video of her crossing the line here.
Two Run SMART clients and one coach competed in the NYRR Manhattan Half Marathon this past weekend in Central Park. Weather was great – 37 degrees, 5mph winds and the rain held off until later in the day!
Hector Rivera, who used the race as a workout by running tempo pace for several miles, still managed to finish third place overall in 1:09:55 (5:20 per mile) and first in his age group by almost 4 minutes! Hector is coached by Dr. Jack Daniels.
Toni Miller of Redding, CA improved on her performance from last year’s P.F. Chang’s Half Marathon. Since working with the Run SMART Project Toni managed to drop her time by over 5 minutes from last year. She finished in 1:52:35 (8:36 per mile). Toni’s performance placed her 14th in the 55-59 age group. (Full results)
Toni works with Dr. Jack Daniels.
Congrats to Run SMART client Aimee Baylor for setting a new PR at the 2010 Aramco Houston Half Marathon. Baylor was 29th female overall finishing in 1:21:04 (6:11 pace). Full results.
Aimee works with Dr. Jack Daniels.
Run SMART Rocks P.F. Chang’s Part I featured Vince Sherry’s clients. Part II focuses on Mike Smith and the success of his clients…
John Robinson of Savannah, GA competed in the full marathon at PF Chang’s Rock n Roll Marathon and set a 38 minute PR, running 3:33:09. Robinson’s half marathon split of 1:38 en route was also a half marathon PR! Robinson has been working with Run SMART coach Mike Smith for nine months and set PRs in the 10k, half marathon, and marathon in that time.
Run SMART Coach Vince Sherry and clients had a big day at the P.F. Chang’s Rock & Roll Marathon and Half Marathon in Phoenix this past weekend.
In the marathon Chris Budwig dropped a 5 minute PR finishing in 2:56:25 and Michelle LaSala improved her marathon time by over 10 minutes finishing in 3:15:36! In the half marathon Jamesina Simpson ran an impressive 1:29:11, which was a 4 and a half minute improvement from the same race last year!
Run SMART client Brian Schmidt picked up a huge win at the Run for the Ranch Half Marathon in final preparation for the P.F. Chang’s Marathon full results. This victory should supply Brian with plenty of confidence going into P.F. Chang’s later this month.
Brian is coached by Blake Boldon.
Run SMART client Jen Johnston set two marathon PR’s in a matter of eight weeks and it’s safe to say she has a lot left in the tank. Jen entered the year with a 4:23 PR, then at the Chicago Marathon she knocked off a mere 15 minutes running almost perfectly even splits – 2:03:27 at the half and 4:08:25 to finish (full results). Then, just eight weeks later Johnston tried to go after the 4-hour mark at the California International Marathon, where she dropped six more minutes off her PR finishing in 4:02:31 (full results). It’s safe to say she had sub-4 in her too considering starting temps were sub-30 degrees with a head wind of 15 mph.
Big congrats to Jen and her coach Blake Boldon!