Run S.M.A.R.T. Clients Excel at USCAA Nationals

This weekend Stuart White and Brian Schmidt, both from the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, competed at the United States Corporate Athletics Association National Championships. White competed in the 5k and 10k events representing GE Runners. Schmidt ran the 5k, a 1600 meter relay leg and 10k for Texas Instruments.

On Saturday Brian Schmidt was 4th overall and 1st in his age division in the 5k in a personal best time of 16:30. A few short hours later, he helped his relay team win their division by running 4:50 for 1600 meters. Stuart White also impressed in the 5k. He improved his mark from last year by 24 seconds by running 16:51 to place 7th overall and 1st in his age division.

Alicia Shay Joins The Run S.M.A.R.T. Project

We are proud to announce that Alicia Shay will now be offering private individualized coaching and nutrition counseling through The Run S.M.A.R.T. Project. Alicia was a two-time NCAA champion and record holder for 10,000 meters at Stanford University and currently trains for Saucony in Flagstaff, AZ. It’s also important to note that she is the first female coach to join our staff! Check out Nutrition Consultation with Alicia Shay and read her full bio here.


Brian Pilcher Wins The 99th Annual Dipsea Trail Race

Run S.M.A.R.T. client Brian Pilcher wins The 99th Annual Dipsea Trail Race! Pilcher finished the 7.4 mile course in 49:13 beating a field of almost 1500 runners. It was an impressive performance without mentioning the fact that Pilcher is still winning races at 52 years of age.

Full race results here.

Coach Miltenberg LeadsTwo Athletes To All-American Status

Run S.M.A.R.T. coach Chris Miltenberg is also head women’s cross country and distance coach at Georgetown University. This weekend two of his collegiate athletes finished 5th and 8th overall in the 1500 meters at the NCAA Championships in Fayettville, AK.

Check out the full results on the NCAA’s web site.

Thomas Podell Finishes 5th in Ultra Marathon

Jack Daniels client Thomas Podell of Hermosa, CA finished 5th overall at the Blue Canyon 50 Mile Trail Race in 11:50:25. That’s some serious running. Congrats to Thomas for conquering the distance!

You can check out the full race results here.

Summer High School Cross Country Camp

Run S.M.A.R.T. coach Blake Boldon has organized a high school cross country camp for both teams and individuals. The camp will be held at the Fountain Valley School of Colorado on August 7-9. For more details about the camp check out the website or email Blake at [email protected]

The camp is a perfect opportunity for high school athletes to prepare for their 2009 season:

What You’ll Learn

  • Principles of training for distance races
  • Strength training geared toward the distance runner
  • Drills to improve running economy and efficiency
  • Proper shoe selection
  • Goal setting
  • Altitude training
  • Flexibility
  • Nutrition for training and racing
  • Race day preparation/race strategy
  • Injury prevention/injury care

America’s Greatest Running Coach Isn’t Ready to Retire

Coach Jack Daniels and The Run S.M.A.R.T. Project were featured in Running Times. The article is titled Coach for Hire, America’s Greatest Running Coach Isn’t Ready to Retire.

“Running is generally considered fairly recession-proof. It boomed in the late 1970s when the U. S. economy was in the tank, and there are signs the sport is remaining vibrant in the current economic downturn. It makes sense: Not only can a good pair of running shoes last for several months, but the positive vibe we get from running is a great panacea for having less expendable income, or even worse, losing a job.

But with a dark economic forecast and massive budget cuts looming at Northern Arizona University, the school decided to close the Center for High Altitude Training in Flagstaff, where numerous elite-level runners, swimmers and triathletes have trained since its inception in 1994. And that meant Jack Daniels was out of a job.”

The entire article can be found here on RT’s website.

Brian Pilcher Sets Huge 10k PR

Brian Picher, a client of Dr. Jack Daniels, won the master’s division at the Marin Memorial 10k this past weekend. Pilcher, 52, beat everyone in the race over 36 years old with a huge PR of 33:13. He was quoted after the race in the Marin Independent Journal,

“It’s my personal record by 42 seconds,” said Pilcher, who had been battling bronchitis for the past two months. “And I think the course was a bit long.”

Sounds like 33 minutes doesn’t have a chance in his next 10k.