Getting My BQ

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Tim Jones, Jack Daniels and Brian Rosetti at the VDOT Clinic

VDOT O2 aficionado, Tim Jones, shares his BQ success story while following a custom plan from Dr. Jack Daniels on our training calendar. He includes a review of the app and interview with our founder, Brian Rosetti.

Antony Scott Is On A Mission For Sub-3

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Antony Scott of Anchorage, AK set a new personal best at the Napa Valley Marathon after following one of our custom training plans. Scott’s time of 3:07:36 placed him 3rd in the 50-54 age group. [Full results]

Scott has recently connected with Run SMART coach Janet Bawcom to try and take things to the next level. His ultimate goal is a sub-3 hour performance.

New Training Plan Options Available

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We’re excited to announce two new training plan products available on the VDOT O2 Training Calendar.

1. 3k Training – 12 Weeks – $55

Many high school athletes/coaches and masters runners have already started customizing Jack’s 3k/3200m plans for the upcoming outdoor track season. Sample week of training:

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2. Half Marathon – 12 Weeks – $55

Train Like a Pro: Malindi Elmore Releases Her 1500/Mile Workouts

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Olympic 1500m runner Malindi Elmore has teamed up with legendary coach Dr. Jack Daniels and The Run SMART Project to offer her 1500m/1-Mile training plan to the public. Until this point Malindi has only been available as a private coach through Run SMART. This past spring she helped a private client go from 4:33 down to 4:13 in just one year! Now, in a matter of minutes runners of all levels can customize her 12-week training plan and gain access to her favorite workouts.

Anna Sawiec PRs At Cracovia Half Marathon

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Our friends in Poland love their custom training from Jack too! Congrats Anna!

I am happy to announce that thanks to the RUN S.M.A.R.T. training plan (and my hard work o of course 🙂 ) I have my new personal record in the  half marathon!!!.

I finished the last race in 1:47:27  which is 10 minutes better than in March this year. Thanks a lot for your help to achieve this result.

Now I have decided to run my first marathon in April 2015 and I will follow of course your customized plan :).

“Two More PR’s Under Your Coaching Belt Now!”

Doug Whipple of Lumberville, PA customized one of Jack’s 12-week 10k training plans this past summer for the Runner’s World 10k. This past weekend he got faster and was kind enough to share his results…
“First of all, a huge thank you for your sophisticated training program, the cool website and my e-coach’s additional support. You have two more PR’s under your coaching belt now!”

Results:

Run the Goose 7K: 32:45, 1st M45-49 (the actual age group was M40-49 and I wasn’t top 3 in it)
Runner’s World 10K: 45:00, 6th M45-49 [Results]

Eric Wilden Grabs BQ In Steamtown

Eric Wilden, of Elkins Park, PA, customized one of our training plans this summer for the Steamtown Marathon hoping to improve by at least 14 minutes to get his Boston Marathon qualifier.

Wham! He follows up post-Steamtown with some great news…

“Just a quick THANK YOU for the training program I’ve been using for the last few months to train for the Steamtown Marathon. I qualified for Boston by more than 3 minutes, and beat my old marathon PR (from just this past May) by more than 16 minutes!”

Become A Faster Runner With Olympian Janet Cherobon-Bawcom

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NEW YORK (October 2nd, 2014) — Professional distance runner Janet Cherobon-Bawcom has teamed up with legendary coach Dr. Jack Daniels and The Run SMART Project to offer her 10k and half marathon training plans to the public. Bawcom, U.S. 10k Olympian and 15k Champ, has unveiled some of her training secrets to help other runners get faster.

Runners of all levels can now do similar workouts as Bawcom, including hills, fartleks, intervals, etc. but at the appropriate paces thanks to Dr. Jack Daniels and his famous VDOT formulas.

“These plans were adapted from the training I used to lower my 10k time from 34:19 to 32:30 and in preparation for my first 1:10 in the half-marathon,” says Cherobon-Bawcom. I hope you’ll find the same sort of benefit no matter what your goals are!”

Become A Faster Runner With Andrew Bumbalough

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NEW YORK (June 11th, 2014) — Professional distance runner Andrew Bumbalough has teamed up with legendary coach Dr. Jack Daniels and The Run SMART Project to offer his 5k training plan to the world. Bumbalough, the 2013 U.S. Road 5k Champion, has unveiled all of his training secrets to help other runners get faster.

Competitive distance runners of all ages can now do the same workouts as Bumbalough but at the appropriate paces thanks to Daniels and his famous VDOT formulas. On your VDOT training calendar you also get to watch videos of Bumbalough training and providing tips while you follow your plan.

Erin Miller Sets New PR In Boston

Big congrats to Erin Miller for not only qualifying for Boston but setting a PR there too in some pretty warm, sunny weather. She was pleased with her Jack Daniels’ Plan:

“I really enjoyed using the Run SMART plan this past training cycle. Boston was successful and I was able to PR by six minutes running a 3:08. I felt strong during most of the race but the heat did get to me at the end and I think I struggled with staying hydrated.”