Lauren Jacobs had just finished her first year competing at the high school level when she jumped in the “Hazel” 5k Run on Mississauga Marathon weekend. After customizing a few training plans she managed to set new PBs for 400m, 800m and 1500m, but she had never been able to beat her dad in a 5k until this summer!
Thomas Hampton has been on a roll customizing our 5k plans from Dr. Jack Daniels. He shares a testimonial:
Karen Tennant ran her fastest 5k ever working with Run SMART coach Nikki Reiter. Her official time was 27:08, 2.5 minutes faster than her previous best set almost 4-years ago!
I am SO happy I reached out to The Run SMART Project for training! I am enjoying the training very much – even the tough runs! I feel stronger and fitter and healthier – and it such a positive lifestyle change for me.
You are changing lives young lady!!
Run SMART Coach Leah Rosenfeld had a successful trip to NYC this week. She took home the win in the Tracktown Summer Series Community 5k then got to meet her client Lillian in-person for the first time! As online coaches we get to work with clients all over the world but unfortunately we never get to meet most. Glad to see some coach and athlete selfie action at Icahn Stadium after the race.
Leah finished 1st female and 19th place overall in 17:08 (5:32 per mile). Full Results.
Thomas Hampton has an all-time PR of 14:22 (73.16 VDOT) set back in 1985. 32 years later he reports a new milestone after following one of our custom training plans:
“Well, I reached another milestone using your training program – breaking my “over 50″ PR by running under 20 min for a 5k for the first time since college!”
On April 22nd at the Shade Tree Tot 5k he ran 19:23, closing in 6:19 for his last mile. What’s next for this 52-year-old from Franklin, TN:
“My goal is to break the 19 min barrier this summer over the next 3 months.”
Joey Teter of Madison, OH has been working with coach Janet Bawcom for almost a year and a half now and the results are starting to pour in.
This past weekend he ran three legs of the Bourbon Chase Relay and his team finished 2nd overall. Earlier this year he improved his 10-mile PR by over 4-minutes at the Perfect 10-miler in Ohio. His official result time was 55:30. He also improved his 5k PR by 20-seconds at the Americana Festival with an official time of 16:17. Did we mention his half marathon best went from 1:16:18 to 1:15:21?
“Janet has been great and I think we can safely attribute the performances to her.” – Joey
Kristal Mendez of Redway, CA is in her second year working with coach Nikki Reiter. She’s made huge improvements, pictured here, bettering her 5k PR by almost 2-minutes!
I am very proud of my improvements and extremely fortunate to have Nikki as my coach. She really listens to me, and knows when to push me, or when I need a break. I am fairly new to running (with only 2 years under me). The variety of workouts,always leave me excited for another day. Having this great PR only leaves me wanting more!
Axel Mateo of Marietta, GA is now 6 weeks out from his state meet and he’s already dropped roughly 1-minute off his cross country 5k PR. After following one of our 8-week summer cross country plans Axel has now improved to a 16:38 personal best. He’s currently competing as a Sophomore at Pope High School. You can follow Axel and all his progress at MileSplit.
Good luck at States, Axel!
Marcus Droker took home 1st place Masters title at the First Coast Parkinsons Run 5k. The 43-year-old from Ormond Beach, FL beat his goal time by 38 seconds, finishing 6th overall in 18:59.
Marcus is currently using his VDOT O2 calendar to improve his 5k/10k speed before he begins following his 18-week custom training plan from Dr. Jack Daniels for the Space Coast Marathon.
Jimmy Carney was kind enough to share some feedback on his latest race result while following one of our 12-week 5k custom plans from Dr. Jack Daniels. It’s been roughly 15-years since he averaged sub-7 for a 5k!
Wow – I’ve been hit with two awesome surprises today at my first 5K (3.1 miles) race of the year: (1) I finished **2nd** in my age group, which never has happened before (I think that silver is my new favorite color! smile emoticon ); and (2) I averaged less than 7 min. per mile (6:59 to be exact!), which I haven’t done since high school many years ago.
I wanted to thank my peers and coaches at The Run SMART Project and Evanston Running Club for challenging and encouraging me to become a better runner; seriously, today’s outcome was a team effort!