Restorative Yoga Workshop (NYC)

Join Mimi Rosetti for a Yoga Restorative Workshop on Sunday March 7th from 1:30-4pm at YogaWorks Eastside Studio in New York City. We recommend restorative yoga for runners to help relieve physical and mental stress and this workshop is a great opportunity to help you recover from your Sunday long run. No previous yoga experience is necessary so check it out and definitely start incorporating a restorative practice into your training regimen. For more information check out the workshop flier.

Jen Johnston Wins Age Group At Friendship Run 2010

Congrats to Jen Johnston for picking up a win in her age group at the Friendship Run 2010 in Olympia, WA last weekend. You can check out the full results here. She finished first in the 40-44 age group. Not to shabby after setting two marathon PRs just a few months ago.

Jen works with Run SMART coach Blake Boldon.

James Freed Sets PR At Hilton Head Half Marathon

James Freed of Emmaus, PA finished 8th overall at the Hilton Head Half Marathon this past weekend setting a new PR by 3 minutes. James’ overall time was 1:26:48. Considering he took a 1-2 minute accidental detour due to the misdirection of a few volunteers on the course, we’re confident he’s on his way to reaching his goal of sub-3 hours at the Boston Marathon in late April. Keep training hard James!

James works with Run SMART coach Dr. Jack Daniels.

Mizuno and GU Energy To Sponsor 2010 Run SMART Retreat

We’re pumped to announce that Mizuno and GU Energy will be sponsoring the 2010 Run SMART Retreats in Flagstaff, AZ. Both companies helped make our retreat a success last year so we’re happy they signed on for another year. We look forward to working with them again on putting together an amazing welcome package for all of our guests. Check out all the latest updates on our 2010 retreats.

‘The Long Green Line’

I was fortunate enough to have stumbled upon this video thanks to a Run SMART fan who posted it on our facebook page. “The Long Green Line” is a cross country running documentary about legendary coach, Joe Newton, and his quest for his 25th Illinois State Title in 50 years. It’s one of the most heart warming stories I’ve seen in a long time and certainly a true tear jerker at times. Coach Newton’s spirit is unrivaled and infectious. I love this man and wish there were more people like him. Once you start watching you can’t stop. He’s the epitome of what all coaches should aspire to when working with younger athletes. Definitely give this film a look…

Private Coaching Testimonials

Today, we unveiled a new page on – Testimonials. Thanks again to everyone who participated… we’ll be adding more soon. Make sure to check them out, they are a testament to who we are and why our private coaching project is effective. Here’s one of my favorites:

Running Shoe Tips For The Winter

Running in icy and snowy winter conditions can be very dangerous, especially if you’re getting your runs in before the sun rises or long after it goes down. Run SMART coach Vince Sherry covered this subject in the Arizona Daily Sun yesterday and offered a few great tips.

Alex Gardner Wins Age Group

Run SMART client Alex Gardner placed first in the 40-44 age group at the 28th Annual Children’s TLC Groundhog Run (5k) in Kansas City, MO. Alex’s time was 22:15 (7:10 per mile), which placed her 15th overall out of 1000+ female runners. Check out the full results.

Congrats to Alex and her coach, Vince Sherry, on a fine performance.

‘Misleading Food-Label Lingo’

I love this NY Times article because it’s so true and everyone needs to be aware of the cheap marketing tricks the advertising industry uses to sell food. The FDA needs to step up their regulations.

“Food Labeling Chaos” report from the Center for Science in the Public Interest that identifies several misleading labeling tactics used by food companies. Here are six common but misleading claims included in the C.S.P.I. report: