Rowan Jones has now dropped over 1-hour off his marathon PR in the past 6-years. His progression continued at the Indianapolis Marathon with a 2:45:18 (3:50 PR). [Full Results]
We’re pleased to announce that VDOT O2 is now capable of importing your Garmin Connect training data. This is a great new feature for the training calendar app we use to upload workouts to our clients.
You can learn more about all the recent updates to VDOT O2 here. Below, watch the video tutorial on how to connect your Garmin to your calendar. If you have any questions email us or connect with your coach.
Can’t say enough about how VDOT Coach has transformed our coaching services. Having the VDOT Calculator essentially built into this training calendar allows our coaches to save hours in a week when uploading training and tracking data. Now that it’s mobile we’re more responsive than ever to our athletes’ needs and able to make quicker adjustments to their training plans.
We’re excited to officially release VDOT Coach, a new coach management tool on the VDOT O2 app.
Designed by and for running coaches to help provide the most customized and responsive training experience possible for their athletes. – @VDOTO2
We’re excited to sponsor the Inaugural Brooklyn Mile in a partnership with @brooklynrunningco Registration is now live! In honor of this exciting new event we’ll be offering FREE custom workouts to all participants. Go to brooklynmile.com, accept our coaching invite and download the @vdot_o2 mobile app on iOS or Android. We’ll be uploading your weekly speed workouts leading up to the race starting this evening. How fast can you run a mile? #becomeafasterrunner #vdoto2 #brooklynmile #runbrooklyn
For more information visit BrooklynMile.com.
We’re excited to announce the details of our next VDOT Clinic. Coaches of all levels and athletes interested in the science of our sport are all welcome. We hope you can join us this summer in beautiful northern California!
Chris Brennan of Brooklyn, NY dropped the hammer down the West Side Highway today at the NYC Half. Chris is a member of our local training group with the NY Flyers. Since joining our group a few years ago he’s PR’d at most distances and continues to improve each season.
This morning he continued his hot streak with another half marathon PR but the best part was how he finished the race. Chris’ official time was 1:27:45 (Full results) and his final two miles were his fastest by far (Mile 12 – 6:20, Mile 13 – 6:28).
Photo credit: Bob Cowin, NY Flyers
Legendary Dr. Jack Daniels got his PhD in Exercise Physiology in the 1960’s and then started testing world-class runners in preparation for the Mexico City Olympics. He began his life’s work learning about how the body reacts to stress in search of how to properly train for running competition. His studies and research led to his invention of the VDOT training tables in the 1970s, popularized in Daniels’ Running Formula.
Today, science meets technology with over 40-years of running science and research wrapped into a mobile app in the palm of your hands. Get the VDOT Calculator on your mobile device and become a faster runner.
Tim Jones, a newly VDOT Certified coach, got some incredible results this fall with his marathon clients. To be exact, “Six Athletes, Six PRs and Five BQs.”
Earlier this year, I volunteered to coach Tina, Karen, Chris, Mark, Natalie, and Cheryl for fall marathons. I delivered weekly workouts using the Run SMART Project VDOT Coach app and also posted the workouts on Facebook.
Run SMART Project provided the Jack Daniels’ Marathon Training Plan and we set individualized VDOT training paces for each athlete using the VDOT Running Calculator, which is embedded in VDOT Coach. Then we got down to some serious training. We did a lot of workouts and long runs together and it was a blast.
Read more about Tim and his athletes’ success on his blog The Running Jones.
Jim Partridge showcasing his new coaching certificate after attending Dr. Jack Daniels’ VDOT O2 Coaching Clinic:
“I attended the VDOT 02 course in Oakland (8/8/15) and just finished the exam. This course was great! It reinforced many concepts and taught me even more. Well worth the investment & time.”
Running coaches of all levels can now improve their resumes by becoming certified online by the “World’s Best Running Coach.” Are you up to the test? Take the VDOT O2 Distance Certification Exam, authored by legendary coach Dr. Jack Daniels.
According to Runner’s World Magazine, Dr. Daniels “has had a bigger influence on training-for-running than anyone. He might be considered the Albert Einstein of the sport.” That influence is immeasurable because of the thousands of athletes Dr. Daniels’ research has affected through other coaches following his VDOT method.