Bradley Baker Smashes Goal In 5k

Bradley Baker customized one of Jack’s training plans for a local Turkey Trot 5k later this month with a goal of 24:00. Were happy to announce he already reached his goal and more several weeks in advance at the Run by the Bay 5k in Duxbury, MA. The 60-year-old from Hingham, MA won his age group and finished 17th overall in 22:58. [Full Results]

This isn’t Bradley’s first time running under the influence. He set a half marathon pr back in April too!

Louis Glaser Runs Negative Split In New York

Louis Glaser of Chicago, IL, following his training plan for a second time after setting a PR this past spring in Boston, set another personal best in NYC. Louis ran 2:56:44 on a very challenging day with the wind finishing 17th overall and 2nd US male in his age group (50-54). [Results] There were 16 other dudes over 50 who ran faster than that?!? Wow.

Check out Louis’ pace per 5k. Who negative splits New York? Not many.

Kilos Time Pace
5k 0:21:22     0:06:52
10k 0:42:15 0:06:48
15k 1:03:19 0:06:48
20k 1:24:17 0:06:47
half 1:28:48 0:06:46
25k 1:45:14 0:06:46
30k 2:06:05 0:06:46
35k 2:27:13 0:06:46
40k 2:47:46 0:06:45
finish 2:56:44 0:06:44

Jeremy Jungling Beats Cancer Then His PR

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Jeremy Jungling of Brandon, MS finished the 7 Bridges Marathon last weekend, his first since being diagnosed with cancer. The race was almost one year after he started his chemotherapy. Afterwards, he told us that he even structured his training around chemo sessions because of the high survival rate for people who exercise with his cancer. Not only did he purchase one our training plans and train through chemo, he set a new personal best by 21 minutes, finishing in 3:24:32 [full results]! He also set PRs for other distances along the way for 5k, 10k and half marathon.

Harry Dumont Sets Two New PRs

Jack Daniels’ Training Plan customer Harry Dumont of Pelham, NH eclipsed his goal pace of 7:27 at the Smuttynose Half Marathon. Dumont finished in 1:37:17 (7:26 per mile). [Full results]

During his build-up to Smuttynose he set another PR at a local 5k finishing in 20:12, over 2.5 minutes faster than his performance in the same race last year.

Now Dumont is eyeing a run at a BQ qualifier next year. “Overall, I was really happy with the program.  I loved the track workouts and it obviously worked since I’m significantly faster than I used to be.”

Elie Silver Drops 41 Minutes Off Marathon PB In Chicago

Jack Daniels’ Training Plan customer Elie Silver of Toronto, ON set a monster PR in Chicago this past weekend. His official time of 3:11:40 was roughly a 41-minute personal best and 20-seconds faster than his goal time when he customized his plan back in May. [Full Results]

We’re excited to help Elie continue to improve and reach his goal of sub-3:05 to qualify for Boston. We’re confident since this was only his second marathon that he can get there very soon.

Henry Jungling Qualifies For Boston At Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon

Jack Daniels’ Training Plan customer Henry Jungling broke his longtime goal of running sub-4 in the marathon. This past weekend at the Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon the 66-year old from Aplington, IA got his Boston Qualifier with a 3:58:21, finishing 4th in his age group. [Full Results]

After the race his son was kind enough to share his results and pass along some feedback.

His previous PR was 4:12:xx but he had struggled in his last two marathons and after a disappointing Dallas marathon last December, almost gave up on his dream of a sub-4 and a BQ time. On Saturday, he ran a 3:58:21 and qualified for Boston at the age of 66!He said he felt the training left him feeling strong and fresh on race day as opposed to previous years where he felt a little beat down.

“I Have Never Felt So Strong In A Marathon Before”

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Kristin Garcia set a new PR at Grandma’s Marathon this past weekend and finished just 12 seconds shy of cracking the 3-hour barrier! Her official time was 3:00:11, which was over an 11-minute PR. [Official results]

Even better was how she paced herself throughout. Below she was kind enough to let us share her feedback from the race:

I was able to even split the race with my half being 1:29:45. I passed about 45 people from mile 19 to the finish. I have never felt so strong in a marathon before, it was an awesome race for me! Thank you so much for all of your help!

Big PR At The Derby!

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Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Katherine McClain (at left) of Louisville, KY broke her goal of breaking the 1:30 half marathon barrier at the Kentucky Derby Mini Marathon. She ended up running 1:25:44, finishing 9th overall female and 2nd in my age group.

“Needless to say, I am one happy girl! Thanks to the JD Training Plan, I beat my previous half marathon PR by about 9 minutes (1:34:47). Thank you again for your help and I have already recommended this program to my family and friends!”

Running Under The Influence In New York

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We’re very excited to announce an exclusive fall marathon training partnership with the New York Flyers, the largest running club in NYC. Each member of the program will get to customize an 18-week training plan, designed by legendary coach Dr. Jack Daniels, through our brand new training application (launching soon).

Why Work Harder Than You Need To?

Two-time Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Scott Paulsen ran 1:30:24 at the Prairie Fire Half Marathon. The 51-year-old got within 5-minutes of his PR set seven years ago and won the 50-54 age group. [Full results]

After the race Paulsen commented about focusing more on quality and less on volume, “I’m a believer in the formula. Why work harder than you need to?”