New Virtual Racing Series

The team at VDOT O2 has launched a new virtual racing series, the VDOT Challenge, to help athletes stay motivated during this time of social distancing. Races are free and occur every two weeks in 3-day blocks starting April 3rd, 4th and 5th

Challenges are open to all distances 1mi or more. To participate you must save your race result on your VDOT calendar before the race weekend is over. All race results must have GPS synced and <1% net elevation drop to be included in the public results page.

Connect Your VDOT Calendar With Garmin

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.

VDOT Coach Has Transformed Our Coaching Services

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

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Chris Brennan Drops The Hammer At NYC Half

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

Science Meets Technology

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.

iOS:  http://apple.co/19FXszO
Android:  http://bit.ly/24z2k2m

VDOT Certified Coach Shares Success Stories

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.