Cathrine Wolden Drops 5:09 At 5th Ave Mile


Generally, training for a marathon is not the best thing for your mile time, nor is getting older! Cathrine Wolden doesn’t seem to care for how things generally work.

At this year’s NYRR 5th Ave Mile she kept her PR streak alive placing second in her age group finish (40-44) and 9th female overall in 5:09! [Results] Last year she ran 5:17 and the year before 5:19. An amazing string of improvements for someone whose training has been focused on the marathon!

Cathrine works with Run SMART coach Alicia Shay, who apparently know how to consistently get faster for all distances at the same time! 😉


Cathrine Wolden Wins Age Group At 5th Ave Mile

Run SMART client Cathrine Wolden won the 40-44 age group at the 5th Avenue Mile this past weekend. She finished in 5:19, a 2-second PR from her previous best set last year in the same race.

This is Cathrine’s 10th PR since she started working with Run SMART coach Alicia Shay. Earlier this year she set a new 5k PR and this past December she ran 2:51 at CIM, her current marathon PR, so she’s still getting faster over distances long and short.

Ben Schippers Wins Running With Heart 5k

Run SMART client Ben Schippers won the 2010 Running With Heart 5k at Iowa St. University. The 29 year old Brooklyn resident dominated the field winning in a very impressive time of 16:12 – almost three minutes ahead of second place. Ben signed up for private coaching this past March and since then he’s become a completely new runner making incredible improvements over various distances. Check out his new personal bests after joining The Run SMART Project just six months ago:

Owen Kendall Breaks 2:00!

Run SMART client, Owen Kendall, pictured above winning his age group at the 2008 5th Ave Mile, set a new 800M PR last week. Owen managed to crack the 2 minute barrier for the first time in his running career, finishing third overall in 1:59.9 at last week’s NYRR Tuesday Night Speed Series (full results).

Owen works with Run SMART coach Dan Wilson. He is currently training for the 2010 5th Ave. Mile and the ING New York City Marathon.