Brian Schmidt Sets New 10k PR

Brian Schmidt of Sachse, TX continues a growing Run SMART trend of reaching 40 years old and getting faster as you age. At 41 years of age, Schmidt recently set a new personal best in the 10k at the Washington University Invitational, finishing in 34:26. (Full Results). His time was almost 10 seconds faster than his previous best set at age 39, two years ago.

Brian works with Run SMART coach Blake Boldon.

Run SMART Clients Set Huge 5k PRs

This past weekend three Run SMART clients achieved significant milestones in the 5k. Jamesina Simpson led the way setting a new 5k PR by over 1 minute and 40 seconds! Her time of 18:30 placed her 20th female overall in the 29 And Under race.

Bill Risch traveled across the country to bring his Upper East Side dominance to the Carlsbad 5k. He was handsomely rewarded with a 31 second PR, finishing in 20:59!

Strengthening Not Stretching Key To ITBS

This is a great article in Running Times. Not only does it refer to Jean Claude Van Damme as the “Muscles from Brussels,” it hits the nail on the head when it comes to preventing ITBS and understanding the cause of the problem. It’s the second most common running injury and can easily be prevented and quickly treated through strengthening of the hip stabilizers and glut muscles, not simply stretching and foam rolling.

Adam Harris Wins Strides of March 5K

Run SMART client Adam Harris won the 2010 Strides of March 5K Run/Walk Benefitting Atlanta Children’s Shelter in 16:53, finishing 37 seconds ahead of the next competitor. Full results.

Adam currently works with Run SMART coach Dan Wilson. Congrats on the win, Adam!

Run SMART Client Sets World Record

We got into the private coaching business with the goal of helping runners of all abilities reach their personal running goals, whether it’s running injury-free, finishing a half-marathon or qualifying for the Boston Marathon, etc. As our business grew we expanded to working with some competitive and local elite runners. But never did we expect to EVER make an announcement one day that a Run SMART client has set a world record. Today, we’re proud to announce that Terry Ballou was part of a world record setting 4×800 relay team at the U.S. Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Two More Run SMART PR’s At NYC Half

We’re pleased to announce at the 2010 NYC Half Marathon in Manhattan, from Central Park to Battery Park, two Run SMART clients achieved new personal bests.

Cathrine Wolden finished 44th female overall in a very competitive field. Her time of 1:25:32 (6:32 per mile) was a 45 second PR. Cathrine works with Run SMART coach Alicia Shay. And Collin Martin, former Saint Joseph’s University track standout, also set a new PR finishing in 1:16:52 (5:52 per mile).

Both Cathrine and Collin are currently training for the Boston Marathon.

More Run SMART Client Results

Catching up on some Run SMART race results…

This past weekend in the Shamrock Shuffle 5k in Albuquerque, Jamesina Simpson was the second female to cross the line and even more impressively she was 5th overall in the race. Her time over a very hilly course at 5,000 ft. was 20:30. Full results.

Lisa Mire set a new half-marathon PR in the Alston+Bird LLP Corporate Cup in Charlotte, NC finishing in 1:31:43!

Training Smart: Injury Prevention For Runners

Run SMART coach Anthony Gallo contributed an article to New England Runner titled, ‘Training Smart is the First Step in Injury Prevention.’ It offers a wide variety of key points and reminders about easy ways to lower your risk of injury.

Hector Rivera Sets 5k PR

Hector Rivera finished first in the 35-39 age group at NYRR’s Salsa, Blues & Shamrocks 5k and set a new 5k road PR of 15:11. Full race results here.

Since joining The Run SMART Project and working with Dr. Jack Daniels, Hector Rivera has now set new PR’s for 4 miles (19:45), 5 miles (24:54), 1/2 marathon (1:08:20), the marathon (2:22:15) and now 5k (15:11).

Big congrats to Hector and Jack.