KC Cohen Breaks Personal Best From 2005

Run SMART client KC Cohen set a new 15k PR this past weekend at the New York Road Runner’s Ted Corbitt 15k in Central Park. KC finished in 1:08:12 (7:20 per mile), 31 seconds faster than her previous best for this distance set back in 2005! [Full Results]

“KC is just getting back to normal training after a little post-Chicago Marathon break.,” said her coach Brian Rosetti. “This was a nice bonus considering we were only looking for a long steady effort to prepare for the Manhattan Half next month. She stuck right to the game plan going out in 7:28 bringing her splits down the whole way with a solid last mile of 7:06!”

Christen Meyer Cracks Three Hours At Cal International Marathon

Four years ago, Run SMART client Christen Meyer had what many considered career ending surgery on her Achilles. She underwent a long and slow recovery process but refused to believe she couldn’t compete at a high level again. This past weekend her perseverance paid off at the Cal International Marathon. At age 48, and competing in her first race in four years, Christen ran 2:58:21 to finish second in her age group!

“The best part about Christen’s race was that she said it felt pretty easy,” said her coach Brian Rosetti.

Last Minute NYC Marathon Tips

Run SMART coach Brian Rosetti offered up some important last minute marathon tips for the New York City Marathon at DNAinfo.com. Proper rest, nutrition, warm-up, settling nerves, etc. were just some of the topics covered.

Rest. “There’s nothing you can do at this point to improve your fitness in time for the race. At this stage, you can only hurt yourself by doing too much,” said Brian Rosetti, an Upper West Sider who founded of The Run SMART Project, a coaching service for runners.

Take a few days off completely this week, said Rosetti, and limit your running to a two or three mile run at your goal pace or a little faster on Tuesday or Wednesday.

You can read the full article of tips here.

Jeff Weatherhead Finishes 8th At USA Championships

Run SMART client Jeff Weatherhead finished 8th overall in the 800 Meters, M60 division at the USA Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Jeff dropped 4 seconds off his previous best this year finishing in 2:38.16, only three seconds off the All American standard for his age group. (Full Results)

Jeff works with Run SMART coach Brian Rosetti.

Run SMART Kids Featured In Youth Runner Magazine

We’re excited about our mention in Youth Runner Magazine announcing the launch of Run SMART Kids in New York City.

The Run SMART Project has launched Run SMART Kids, a youth running program for 4th, 5th and 6th graders of all athletic levels. The Run SMART Project aims to promote health and fitness by teaching kids how to properly train for a race.

KC Cohen’s Comeback Continues

Run SMART client KC Cohen ran 1:39:04 (7:33 per mile) at the Brooklyn Half Marathon this past weekend (results). In only her second race since major ankle surgery last year, KC ran three minutes and forty-seven seconds faster than her last half marathon two years ago!

KC’s coach was impressed… “It’s only been about six weeks since I started incorporating quality sessions into KC’s weekly schedules. She’s only gotten up to 10 miles in one run twice since her surgery so this was very encouraging. I expect big improvements to come over the next several months – she’s just getting started,” said her coach, Brian Rosetti.

KC Cohen On The Comeback Trail

Run SMART client KC Cohen ran 45:34 (7:20 per mile) at the Scotland Run 10k last weekend in Central Park. This was KC’s first race in almost two years and her fastest 10k since July of 2008!

“KC had major ankle surgery last March so when she signed up for coaching I cut her training back to spend more time strengthening her ankle and cross training,” said her coach Brian Rosetti. “She’s showed a lot of patience and resilience coming back from a very difficult situation and it’s starting to pay off.”

Jeff Weatherhead Cracks National Rankings

Run SMART client Jeff Weatherhead cracked the national rankings in the 800M at the USATF New England Indoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend. Weatherhead finished first in the M60 age group in 2:45. His time puts him 5th in the country for his age group.

“It’s great to see Jeff back on the track, healthy and racing well again,” said his coach Brian Rosetti.

Running Advice Articles From Run SMART Coaches

For the past eight weeks Run SMART coaches have been contributing original content to our blog on all sorts of running-related topics. Our goal is to share a new article from one of our esteemed coaches on a different running topic each week. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the sport from the insightful viewpoints of our elite coaching staff.

So far we’ve posted Learning How To Concentrate and the Three Most Important Tips For Beginners by Mike Smith. Dr. Jack Daniels, via Flotrack and Saucony, shared his thoughts on cross training for runners. Blake Boldon wrote about what he believes to be the Three Fundamental Principles of Running. Vince Sherry covered When to Get New Running Shoes. Brian Rosetti brought us Learning How To Recover Properly.

Bringing Jack Daniels’ Coaching Expertise To Runners Of All Levels

Marathon Examiner Kimberly Bogin covered the Run SMART Training Plans on Examiner.com.

Looking to create something that everyone could afford, Rosetti and Sherry got the idea to offer race training plans.   But unlike other training plans available online, The Run S.M.A.R.T. Project plans would be customized for each individual runner, and based on the original schedules and formulas developed by Jack Daniels.

“Jack had filing cabinets at his house full of schedules,” said Sherry.  “He pulled out Jim Ryun’s training schedule from the 1960s and showed it to me.  Every single day.  Every workout.  Every split.”