Sara Hofeldt Sets New 10K PR, Wins Masters Division

Sara Hofeldt of Suwanee, GA set a 29-second PR at the Chattahoochee 10k this past weekend. She was first masters and 3rd overall female finisher. Her official time was 42:28. [Results]

Sara started working with Run SMART coach Leah Rosenfeld just over two months ago and she’s already making great progress…

“I absolutely love training with Leah! She has really taken the time to get to know me and is extremely motivating, insightful, accessible, friendly, and down to earth. She gets me. Leah is an excellent coach, and I have complete confidence in her ability to bring out my absolute best. I am so excited to see what I can achieve under her expert guidance!” – Sara

Max Benefit From Least Amount Of Stress = Steady Improvement, Less Injuries

Tomica Čudina set a huge marathon PR this past summer, recovered and came back for more. This time the plan was to focus on improving his speed before building back for another marathon. We’re happy to report two new PRs for 10k and 5k:

After 12-weeks of good training for a 10k race according to your plan, I have managed to achieve my goal and set a new PR by 3.5 minutes. My official result was 45:12! [Results]

In the process of preparing for my goal race, I have also improved my PB for 5K by 1 minute and 45 seconds (21:50).

Peter Norris Hits Plan Predicted Time On The (V)DOT

Peter Norris of Howlong, New South Wales, Australia, set a new 10k PR by 1 minute and 20 seconds. Peter followed a 12-week 10k plan designed by Dr. Jack Daniels on the VDOT O2 app and hit his target pace on the dot!

Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 10.58.26 AMAfterwards, Peter commented, “I just wanted to pass on some feedback regarding my 12 week program which I have just finished. I followed it without missing a session and certainly reaped the rewards. I have never run under 40-mins for 10k before and hit my goal race on Sunday still feeling a little nervous and uncertain.”

“I smashed that 40-min barrier and raced very comfortably with my only goal to stick to the 3:54 race pace you prescribed. A sub-39 looks like no hassles, maybe a sub-38 next.”

“Two More PR’s Under Your Coaching Belt Now!”

Doug Whipple of Lumberville, PA customized one of Jack’s 12-week 10k training plans this past summer for the Runner’s World 10k. This past weekend he got faster and was kind enough to share his results…
“First of all, a huge thank you for your sophisticated training program, the cool website and my e-coach’s additional support. You have two more PR’s under your coaching belt now!”

Results:

Run the Goose 7K: 32:45, 1st M45-49 (the actual age group was M40-49 and I wasn’t top 3 in it)
Runner’s World 10K: 45:00, 6th M45-49 [Results]

Become A Faster Runner With Olympian Janet Cherobon-Bawcom

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NEW YORK (October 2nd, 2014) — Professional distance runner Janet Cherobon-Bawcom has teamed up with legendary coach Dr. Jack Daniels and The Run SMART Project to offer her 10k and half marathon training plans to the public. Bawcom, U.S. 10k Olympian and 15k Champ, has unveiled some of her training secrets to help other runners get faster.

Runners of all levels can now do similar workouts as Bawcom, including hills, fartleks, intervals, etc. but at the appropriate paces thanks to Dr. Jack Daniels and his famous VDOT formulas.

“These plans were adapted from the training I used to lower my 10k time from 34:19 to 32:30 and in preparation for my first 1:10 in the half-marathon,” says Cherobon-Bawcom. I hope you’ll find the same sort of benefit no matter what your goals are!”

Running Under Influence In Tel Aviv

Jack Daniels’ Training Plan Customer Jens Kutscher dropped about 40 seconds off his personal best at the Nike Night Run 10k in Tel Aviv last week. He finished in 41:08.

Congrats, Jens! We’re looking forward getting him closer to 40:00 as he prepares for his next goal 10k this summer.

Jacek Mrukowicz Sets Second PR In Two Weeks

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Jacek Mrukowicz set PRs in back to back weeks while following his marathon training plan. Last week he ran 40:41 in the Maniack 10k, almost two minutes faster than his previous best. This past weekend he ran the Warsaw Half Marathon 1:28:20, almost four minutes faster than his previous best and just ahead of what his plan had him scheduled to finish in.

With less than five weeks to go he’s well on pace to set a huge PR at the Cracovia Marathon. Good luck, Jacek!

Bill Clugston Drops Over 12 Minutes Off 10k Time

Run SMART client Bill Clugston of Auburn, WA set a new PR at the Dawg Dash 10k. The 57-year-old’s last 10k time since 1980 was last spring when he finished in 1:19:52. We’re excited to announce that he shaved over 12 minutes off his recent best finishing in 1:07:39. [Results] Bill and his Run SMART coach Heidi Peoples are working towards getting back to a sub-60 minute 10k.

Don Strout Sets 8th PR With Run SMART

When Run SMART client Don Strout signed up for private coaching his personal best for 10k was 54:54. This past weekend he lowered it once again to 46:36 at the Tour de Fleurs 10k in Dallas. This was Don’s 8th PR since he started working with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry last summer. To put Don’s progress into perspective he’s gone from around 4:19-4:20 marathon fitness to a potential of 3:32 in about a year.