Stephen Havas of Vancouver, BC set his second half marathon PR while following his customized 24-week marathon plan. On a course with lots of elevation changes he still managed to lower his personal best to 1:16:26 (61.6 VDOT) and finish first in his age group.
Lana Goldman of Northbrook, IL set two PRs while following her 12-week half marathon plan. A week before her goal race, The March Madness Half, Lana set a “slight PR” for 8k finishing in 38:22. She then improved her half marathon best the following week finishing in 1:54:03 /38.7 VDOT [Full Results]
I loved how precise all my workouts/paces were. The plan took the guesswork out of it and gave me a specific goal to aim for. It made me believe that I could do it! – Lana
Next up for Lana, the Marine Corps Marathon!
Big congrats to Lesley Hinz on setting two World Records in two days. Ken Jones at masterstrack.com has the story…
Two days after setting a W60 world indoor record in the 800 at Landover nationals, Lesley Hinz clocked 5:43.75 at JDL Fast Track in North Carolina to smash the listed mile WR of 5:47.25 by Kathy Martin in 2014. (See results.)
Joost De Raeymaeker of Belgium entered the Tokyo Marathon with a PB of 2:35:36 after following a plan in Daniels’ Running Formula. To step it up at Tokyo he had Dr. Daniels himself send training to prepare for the race.
Sherri Wise of Tallahassee, FL set a new PR at the Snickers Albany Marathon:
I BQed by a little over 5-minutes in my division and shaved 20-minutes off my previous PR. I was also able to greatly improve while staying uninjured using the plans created for me (this was my second time using RS). I’m a big advocate of this program! Thanks for all the help!
By Tiffany England
Even though I’m not running the race this weekend, I was curious about the new NYC Half course, so I ran it on my own! Well, as best I could without official road closures. Here is what I found:
Manage Your Effort Well Early
Miles 1-2: This is going to be a FAST start! Running from the Grand Army Plaza to Manhattan Bridge on Flatbush Avenue is all downhill. Runners should take care to keep their pace in check as they pass by Barclays Center, home of the Brooklyn Nets.
Jody Schlegel scored our running hat trick at the Run Hard Marathon in Columbia, SC: An 18-minute improvement on her personal best, an age group victory (F45-49) and BQ.
My goal was to average a 9-minute-mile pace (3:56:00) or even better to qualify for Boston in my age group (3:55:00). I was super excited to beat my goal and reach a new PR with a time of (3:48:52). The training plan I received and followed was very challenging and very effective!!
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.