Congrats to Na’eem Conway for getting his first BQ with a 10-minute PR at Mt. Charleston. Na’eem trains with the NY Flyers, our local training group in NYC. He’s been steadily improving since he started with us back in 2015. Look at the progression of his PRs and VDOT score (Note: before Delaware his PR was 3:35:05):
Jonathan Giles has showed consistent progress since he started training with us back in 2015. Below he shares how working with a coach allowed him to step up his game. He and coach Jay Bawcom are targeting the Brooklyn Half next week.
Greg and Sara Gilliam took home two PRs and two BQs from the Mt. Charleston Marathon.
Thank you Run SMART! I finally beat my 2009 marathon PR by over 9-minutes! I loved this plan and the results showed. My husband also PR’d and BQ’d using his second Run SMART plan. We are ecstatic and can’t wait for Boston 2019! – Sara
Judy Dore of Saratoga Springs set a 3-min PR at the Boston Marathon despite hurricane-like conditions. Her official time was 3:47:45, qualifying her for next year’s race as well. [Full Results]
Gabe Henneberger (pictured on the inside) of Enterprise High School in Alabama has made incredible progress the last several years while following our training plans. He recently finished 6th at the Alabama State Meet in the 3200m. His official time of 9:36 (66.7 VDOT) was a new PR. [Full Results]
“I really like the fact that I’m training with a purpose. I have really enjoyed using the program. Looking at my progression this past season has given me a great boost of confidence in my capabilities.”
Cory Benson ran her fastest Boston Marathon ever finishing 7th in her age group. Her official time was 3:39:53. [Full Results] Afterwards, she discussed her keys to success:
First of all – this plan was AMAZING. Truly. I only missed a few here and there but I hit pretty much every key workout and every week I would just keep getting stronger and stronger. This was also just under 12 minutes faster than my qualifying time and I moved from 13098 ranking to 3218. Hah! So, THANK YOU!!!!
We recently reported Lorraine Doucet’s half marathon PB in route to Boston. Due to her consistency training in Ontario weather all winter she was more than prepared for the crazy conditions in Boston. She walked away with an incredible 4-minute improvement on her marathon PB. Official time: 3:25:14. [Full Results]
Joe Kelly of Scranton, PA signed up to break 3-hours at Boston this year. Despite the wind, rain and cold temps Joe managed to reach his goal, even dipping a few minutes under his VDOT Projected time (2:59:27). His official time was 2:57:32 (54.4 VDOT). [Full Results]
That plan was nearly perfect. Even with the lower miles, I squeezed out a 2:57:32.
Truth be told I felt so ready and thrilled with the result. 2017 was a bad year with injuries, so thank you for helping me get back on track.
Amy Workman of Paris, France set a new PR at the Paris Marathon with a finishing time of 3:32:20. [Results] This was not just any PR, it was a huge transformation from her previous best and now she has her sights set on Boston in 2019.
I recently finished this past Sunday beating my PR by over 40-minutes using your plan. I thoroughly enjoyed following it as it was catered perfectly for me.