We recently reported Lorraine Doucet’s half marathon PB in route to Boston. Due to her consistency training in Ontario weather all winter she was more than prepared for the crazy conditions in Boston. She walked away with an incredible 4-minute improvement on her marathon PB. Official time: 3:25:14. [Full Results]
Joe Kelly of Scranton, PA signed up to break 3-hours at Boston this year. Despite the wind, rain and cold temps Joe managed to reach his goal, even dipping a few minutes under his VDOT Projected time (2:59:27). His official time was 2:57:32 (54.4 VDOT). [Full Results]
That plan was nearly perfect. Even with the lower miles, I squeezed out a 2:57:32.
Truth be told I felt so ready and thrilled with the result. 2017 was a bad year with injuries, so thank you for helping me get back on track.
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.
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.