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!!!!
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.
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.”
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.
Danielle Henty of Seattle, WA set a new PR at the Lake Sammamish Half Marathon. Her official time was 1:29:57 placing her second in her age group. [Full Result]
I’ve been following this program for my spring marathon, and today I raced a target half marathon and PR’d!! I blew my estimated time out of the water by 3 minutes and ran a sub-1:30. Super excited, and this whole cycle has been breakthrough after breakthrough. I know I have so much more potential, even at 39 going on 40. I’m a huge believer in this program.
I appreciate your training plan!
Rosa Tavares of Aveiro, Portugal recently shared her progress with our programs…
This first marathon was a big surprise to me. I started running 4 years ago and completed my first half marathon in 2015 in a time of 02:04:44. In 2017, I discovered “The Run SMART Project and Legendary Trainer Dr. Jack Daniels.” In July, I ran my first Run SMART Project program for half a marathon at about 80% and then in October I ran a personal record of 01:51:54.
After this I decided to run a marathon in which the initial goal of the 15-week training plan was to finish in 4-hours. Surprise! In addition to completing my first marathon, I finished it in 03:54:29 and managed the entire distance very well physically.
Thank you Dr. Jack Daniels and the entire team at The Run SMART Project.
Steve Orellana of New York, NY recently shared his progress after following another custom training plan. He set a new PR and finished 3rd place overall at the Queens Half in NYC.
Thanks again for another wonderful training program. I followed the workout schedule as described and was very pleased with my half marathon result at the NYCRUNS Queens Half (Time 1:16:30, VDOT 61.5). [Full Results]
John McCreesh of Drexel Hill, PA had a huge breakthrough at the Mesa-PHX Marathon. His official time of 3:27:57 was a PR by 8-minutes and 27-seconds. Thanks to the elevation drop in the first half John also managed to set a new half marathon PR with a 1:39:25 split (almost 2-minutes faster than his previous best).