Sharon Lemberger Wins Fairfield 5k

Photo: Mike Lauterborn / Fairfield Citizen

Run SMART client Sharon Lemberger, 38, of Stamford, CT won the Fairfield 5k in 17:46! [Full Results] This marks Sharon’s fastest 5k in a couple of years. Sharon works with Run SMART coach Ann Alyanak.

Congrats Sharon!

Lisa Klasman Comes Within 2 Seconds Of Her Training Plan Goal Time

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Lisa Klasman clocked 20:29 at the Kennebunk Beach Classic 5k in Maine, just two seconds off her training plan goal time at the end of 12-weeks of training. This was a 23-second improvement from her performance last year. After the race Lisa said,

Race went very well. I clocked 20:29, almost my 12 week training plan goal time (which you guys set at 20:27). Damn, you guys are good! 😉 My splits were 6:34. 6:48, and 7:05 for the last 1.1 miles. This is the 5th year in a row that I’ve done this and I knocked off 23 seconds from last year. Yippee!!

Scot Gray Drops Over Seven Minutes Off 5k PR

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Scot Gray of Atlanta, GA set a new 5k PR last weekend. We asked if we could share his feedback about the race cause we’re as pumped as he is about his progress.

I had my 5K this morning and was targeting 8:20 per mile and my “brutha” you are not going to believe this – I ran this thing in 23:20 or 7:48 per mile pace WINNING 1st place for my age group! It was a smaller race I must say, but who cares, I won! I was hoofing it and am not going to lie, it did push me but I felt strong the whole way through. I can’t believe it, I’m 46 years old and a new runner of about a year and I’ve not gone from a 10 minute mile a year ago for 3 miles, to now 7:48. Your plan has really really pushed me and I just saw the fruits of the labor.

Monica Diez Silva Drops More Time Off 5k Best

Run SMART client Monica Diez Silva set a new PR and finished first in her age group at the Larry Kessler AIDS 5k Run in Boston, MA this past weekend. Monica was 19th overall in 20:33. [Full results] She has now dropped close to a minute off her 5k time since singing up for coaching in December.

Monica works with coach Jack Daniels.

Don Strout Sets 7th PR

Run SMART client Don Strout set his 7th PR since signing up for private coaching. He dropped more time off of his 5k best with a recent finish in 21:04. When Don joined Run SMART last summer his 5k PR was 24:17! #transformation

Don works with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry.

Hayley Long Sets New 5k PR

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Hayley Long set another PR at the Physicians Who Care 5K in Gadsden, AL. Hayley finished 8th overall in 20:34. [Results] This is Hayley’s third training plan and third PR since signing up for Run SMART coaching!

After the race Hayley said, “This was the first race in a while that a female elite runner participated, along with another woman that has been running in the 19’s…they pushed me and I got a PR – 20:34 – shock. Getting 3rd overall is the best win with a PR!  19’s seem so possible!”

Tish Pace Sets New 5k And Half Marathon PRs

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Tish Pace (pictured above, right) signed up for an 18-week marathon schedule geared towards the Grandma’s Marathon in June. Since then she has set new PRs for 5k and the half marathon. In the 5k she set a 38-second PR finishing in 20:42. And at the St. Jude Country Music Half Marathon in Nashville she set a 2-minute PR and finished in 1:38:17. [Results]

Rachel Simon Wins Just Move It! Challenge 5K

Run SMART high school athlete Rachel Simon won the Just Move It! Challenge 5k in Arlington Heights, IL. And by win we mean she won the entire race beating all men, women, boys and girls! Rachel’s official time was 18:50 (6:05 per mile), which ties her personal best in only her second race of the season. [Full Results]

Rachel works with coach Vince Sherry. We wish them a lot of luck as they prepare for the 3200 next month at the Illinois State Championships.

Cath Kemp Sets New 5k PR

Run SMART client Cath Kemp set a new personal best at the Zippy 5k in San Francisco, CA. Cath’s official time was 19:52 (6:24 per mile). Her 5k PR was 20:41 when she signed up for private coaching and started working with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry this past October.

Official results here. Nice works, guys!

Don Strout Takes A Big Chunk Out Of His 5k PR

Run SMART client Don Strout dropped almost 3 minutes off of his 5k PR at the NCR Sprint For Cancer. Don finished 17th overall in 21:19. Full Results. Since signing up for private coaching about nine months ago Don has set six new PRs over distances including the 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon.

Don works with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry.