Aaron Kravitz Goes 4-For-4

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Aaron Kravitz set a new PR at the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon. His official time was 1:33:34, just over two minutes faster than his previous best. [Full results]

This is Aaron’s fourth consecutive training plan and PR!  When he first signed up for a plan his PR was 1:47. In April Aaron goes for his 5th PR in a row at the San Francisco R&R Half. Stay tuned!

Antoni Baltar Sets New Half Marathon PR

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Antoni Baltar of Barcelona, Spain set a new PR at the Granollers Half Marathon this past weekend. Antoni ran 1:27:07, 17 seconds faster than his PR on a very challenging course under wind advisory conditions! We’re excited to see how fast he can go under better conditions in his goal race next month!

Congrats, Antoni!

David Winfield Sets His Second Consecutive 5k PR

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer David Winfield of El Macero, CA set another PR at the Davis Stampede 5k this past weekend. This was David’s second consecutive training plan from Jack culminating in a new PR. He finished in 24:58.

Stephen Boulet Sets PRs On Back To Back Days

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Stephen Boulet set two PRs this past weekend. Following his second training plan from Jack, Stephen set out to run 1:48:00 at the Suncoast Half Marathon in Lakewood Ranch, FL. He smashed his goal and his PR by running 1:46:06. [Full results]

The next day (not part of his plan) Stephen mentioned, “I actually ran a second ‘event’ on the following day, for which I also set a new PR. I’m sure you’ll be proud to see your services put to such fine use.” Heh. We are proud because Stephen ran 9:12.5 for a mile but not just any mile – a Beer Mile! Not bad considering you have to drink a full can of beer after every quarter mile. This is the first time we can report a new Beer Mile PR. If anyone needs a “Running Under The Influence” t-shirt, it’s this guy.

Kelly Paul Sets New PR At Disney Marathon

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Kelly Paul of Fairfax, VA set a new PR at the Disney Marathon. Kelly finished in 4:48:23 under warm conditions. Based on Jack’s calculator temps in the high 60’s slowed her down by roughly four minutes. Her previous PR set back in 2010 was 4:52.

Congrats Kelly!

Alicia Shay Wants To Prepare You For A Race Of A Lifetime

2012 TransRockies RUN3 Champion Alicia Shay is the official coach of the TransRockies Run. Alicia is now offering 18 and 22-week training plans for this year’s RUN3 and RUN6 stage races.

TransRockies events are some of the most organized and scenic races in the world. Preparing for a stage race in the mountains of Colorado is a huge responsibility. The RUN6 covers 120 miles in six days with 20,000 ft. in elevation gain. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience.

Bruce Mihalick Sets New PR At Rehoboth Beach Half

Jack Daniels’ Training Plan customer Bruce Mihalick of Washington, DC set a new PR at the Rehoboth Beach Half Marathon this past weekend. Bruce came into the race with a PR of 1:45 and finished in 1:39.

“The Plan Rocks, I Haven’t Run Like This For 20 Years”

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Rich Myers of Mesa, AZ had a great race last weekend at the Shun The Sun Skin Cancer Half Marathon. Myers sent us a note afterwards, “I beat my goal time! I ran 1:36:51, 7:24 pace. I placed 24th overall, 20th male, and 7th in age division. The plan rocks, I haven’t run like this for 20 years.”

Rich is well on track to reach his goal of 3:40 at the P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n Roll Marathon in January. The equivalent marathon performance for this half marathon time is about 3:21:40! Keep it rolling Rich!

Who Hits Their Marathon Goal Time On The Dot Three Times In A Row?

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Josh Weinrobe cracked the 3-hour barrier for the first time at the Soldier Marathon in Columbus, GA last weekend. The 42-year old from Atlanta had an amazing day. He set a new PR, hit his goal time on the dot and finished 9th overall in 2:59:42. [Full results]

What’s really amazing is the fact that Josh has now hit his goal time on the dot three marathons in a row while following one of Jack’s customized training plans. He bought his first plan last year for Chicago. His PR was 3:28 when he signed up and he customized his plan to run 3:13. He ran 3:13. Then, this past spring he trained for Eugene and customized a new plan to run 3:01. You guessed it, he ran 3:01. And now, for the third time in a row he hit his goal time (2:59) on the dot!

Josh sent us some feedback after the race, “It’s hard to believe I finished my first marathon just over two years ago in 3:41, qualified for 2013 Boston Marathon in April, and have now gone sub-three hours. I can say unequivocally that there’s no way I would have achieved this without your training guidance. Looking forward to my next SMART plan for Boston (once I take a much needed rest!).”