Dr. Jack Daniels’ Clients Improve Again

We’d like to take the time to recognize two more of the latest Run SMART PR’s…

Ilea Eskildsen finished 12th overall at the Syracuse Festival of Races 5k in an outstanding new PR of 17:58.

Mitchell Thornton, another member of Dr. Jack Daniels’ crew and the latest to PR, finished the Peace Run 10k in 36:23. It’s also important to note that Mitchell PR’d for 5 miles during this race!

Run SMART Clients Perform Well At Twin Cities Marathon

Brian Schmidt, coached by Blake Boldon, ran a new PR by almost 12 minutes, finishing in 2:47:24. That time placed Brian 21st overall for the U.S. Masters Championships! Check out Brian’s full race results here.

Melisa Christian, coached by Dr. Jack Daniels, also competed at Twin Cities, which hosted the USA Women’s Marathon Championships. Melisa, like Brian, had a great performance finishing 18th place overall in 2:41:55.  Check out Melisa’s full results here.

Consulting for Running Coaches

The Run S.M.A.R.T. Project is now offering consulting services for running coaches, clubs and teams.  With the latest addition of Dr. Jack Daniels to the Run S.M.A.R.T. coaching staff, this brand new service provides a unique opportunity for coaches and clubs to gain insight, improve their athletes performances and become recognized as a top coach in their field.

Email [email protected] for more details.

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Run S.M.A.R.T. Client Results

In preparation for a PR in Chicago on October 11, Jen Johnston ran 2 half marathons in one week!  On labor day she came within 2 minutes of her half marathon PR at the Super Jock ‘n’ Jill Half Marathon in Woodinville, WA finishing in 1:54:22.

As a final tuneup for the Twin Cities Marathon in two weeks Brian Schmidt, of Sachse, TX, won the Tektronix Corporate Challenge 5k.  Brian represented Texas Instruments finishing the course in 17:35.

Ask a Coach: How To Combine Cross Country And Marathon Training

Question: Luisa has begun her cross country season and is wondering how she can incorporate training sessions for her marathon in January 2010.

Run S.M.A.R.T. Coach:  You can certainly run well over 5k-10k distances off of pure strength or marathon training so I would suggest focusing on your marathon training and treating the cross country races as hard efforts along the way. Make sure to take a little extra recovery time before a race so you’re not completely compromising your cross country season. The only concern is that racing on many weekends during your build-up could conflict with hard long run efforts that are crucial for your marathon. Racing on a Saturday and then doing a long run on Sunday can be super taxing on your body if you have to pull it off several times during your marathon build-up. If possible, try and schedule your faster paced long run efforts on weekends you’re not racing.

Blake Boldon Off To Great Start At UAB

Run S.M.A.R.T. coach Blake Boldon is now in his first season as head women’s cross country coach at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Last week coach Boldon led his new squad off to a great start to the season…

The UAB cross country team took the title at the Fleet Feet Sports/Earl Jacoby Memorial Saturday morning in Huntsville, Ala. The Blazers finished the 5K with a perfect score of 15 points, sweeping all top-six spots.

“It’s a good feeling to see the first six spots wearing UAB,” head coach Blake Boldon said. “We are improving from top to bottom, and we had some strong performances today.”

For more on the race head over to UAB’s site.

Angie Woolman Wins 2009 National Senior Games

Angela Woolman, client of Dr. Jack Daniels, won the 400m in the 55-59 age group at the 2009 National Senior Games. Her official time was 71.99. You can view a great shot of Angie running to victory to here and check out the results from the final heat here.

Ask A Running Coach

We’re launching a new feature at The Run S.M.A.R.T. Project called, “Ask a Coach.” Anyone who has running-related questions whether your seeking advice, help or feedback on your training, just email [email protected] and one of our coaches will post the question and response to our blog. The more questions we get the more information we can provide as a resource for runners of all ages and abilities.

2010 Run SMART Running Retreat

The 2010 Run S.M.A.R.T. Project Running Retreat will take place in Flagstaff, AZ on July 25th – July 31st. This will be a great opportunity to get away and train in the beautiful mountains of Flagstaff, heralded as one of the best places to run in the country.

Check out our retreat page for more details.