Ana Aguilera set a new PR (2:15:52) at the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Half Marathon. She dropped another 2-minutes after setting a personal best this fall. [Full Results]
Brooke Watson of Olathe, KS is a happy customer…
I decided to use the personal coaching services for my fall 2018 season. I was assigned Coach Gary Berard. Right out of the gate, I noticed changes to my usual training: 1) my speed work mileage was increased, but encompassed a broader range of paces; 2) my rest days were also increased.
I found the app easy to use and Gary was great about responding to email. Sometimes we had to make adjustments for schedule changes or weather, and he was very agreeable. Which is great for a working, single mother!
And the outcome of all the training was fantastic!!! I’ve stayed injury-free for the last 15-weeks of training and had a lot of success!
My greatest achievement was to PR by over a minute in my 10k on a very challenging course and by over THREE minutes in my half marathon. I also ran my fastest pace in a 5k (6:17) on a challenging and long course.
I enjoyed the quality professional instruction you get for a great price with this program!
Kathleen McGeer reached her goal in her first half marathon. At the Hershey Half she finished in 2:08:29. [Full Results]
Thank you Run S.M.A.R.T for helping me achieve a milestone marker in my life. I never thought I was a “runner” who could make it 13.1 miles, yet on Sunday I did just that. Not only that, but i met my goal of finishing with a time better than 10 min miles. It wasn’t the best run but it was perfect just the same.
John Bott had a breakthrough performance in Berlin last month. The 30-year-old Australian native managed to run even splits throughout with a 1:22:21 first half, finishing the second half in 1:23:05. [Full Results]
We’re proud to report that Stephanie Tang, a longtime member of our local marathon training group with the NY Flyers in NYC, finished her 25th marathon in her fastest time ever. Stephanie completed the Clarence DeMar Marathon in 3:32:06, a 9:35 PR. [Full Results]
This result could not have happened to a nicer, more dedicated athlete. We love coaching Stephanie because she’s consistent and doesn’t miss a beat. All her hard work has paid off.
“The craziest part is that I still had extra left in the tank as I was sprinting to the finish! I never hit a wall, didn’t feel nauseous, and didn’t have any of my normal hip and leg aches and pains. What a day!” – Stephanie
Training partners Lorraine Doucet and Todd Piquette both took home victories at the Mississippi Mills River Run 10k. Todd finished first overall by 1.5 minutes with an official time of 39:02. This was the first time he’s ever broken 40-minutes in a 10k. Lorraine was first female and also finished over a minute ahead of her next competitor. [Official Results]
“We both swear by Run SMART because we’ve improved tremendously,” says Todd. “I have gotten so much faster since following your custom training plan.”
Todd currently has two weeks left in his marathon plan and is looking to take this momentum towards sub-3 at Wineglass.
Chris Bickle approached his first marathon with an ambitious goal of sub-3-hours. We’re excited to report he finished the Gold Coast Marathon in 2:58:36 with a negative split. [Full Results]
Despite challenging conditions Jacquii Alexander improved her personal best by almost 4-minutes at the Brooklyn Half Marathon. This bumps her VDOT up 1.5 points to 39.66.
I just finished my first Run SMART Project program. I totally surprised myself in extremely wet conditions, and ran even faster than my VDOT projected in a new PR of 1:51:43. Woohoo!
I am thrilled! Thank you – your plan was perfect!!!!