Brian Schmidt Sets Lifetime Best At 41

Run SMART client Brian Schmidt set a new lifetime best for 5k at age 41 after running 16:29 at the CMU Open in Fayetville, MO last weekend (results). His coach Blake Boldon summed it up best by email, “Lifetime best 5k age 41!!” Brian ran in high school and has been running competitively for a long time so this was a hard earned achievement. For someone with his running background, getting better as he’s entering the masters phase of his career is incredible.

Brian Schmidt Picks Up Second Masters Win In Two Months

Run SMART client Brian Schmidt won the masters division at The Capital One Bank Dallas YMCA 2010 Turkey Trot – 8M. He finished 22nd overall in an impressive time of 45:33 (5:41 per mile, results). This is Brian’s second master’s win in the last two months.

Brian works with Run SMART coach Blake Boldon.

Brian Schmidt Wins Masters Title At DRC Half Marathon

At the 2010 DRC Half Marathon, Brian Schmidt took home the masters title finishing 9th overall in 1:15:19 (full results). Just last year in the same race, Brian was second masters finisher in a time of 1:17:10. Usually, when you hit the masters division it’s all about who can slow down the slowest but in Brian’s case, at 41 years old, he’s still improving. Just this past spring we reported his new 10k PR, a 10 second improvement from his previous best set at age 39.

Brian Schmidt Takes Home Masters Title

At the 22nd Annual Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival in Fayetteville, AK, Run SMART client Brian Schmidt won the open 10k masters division in a time of 35:23 (5:42 per mile, full results). His coach, Blake Boldon, who got his first chance to coach in person with Brian since he signed up in May, 2009, added that it was a jet-lagged 35:23 considering Brian was only in the country for about 12 hours before the race after a long trip in Singapore.

Looking back on Brian’s results since joining The Run SMART Project, I believe this is his third victory!

Brian Schmidt Sets New 10k PR

Brian Schmidt of Sachse, TX continues a growing Run SMART trend of reaching 40 years old and getting faster as you age. At 41 years of age, Schmidt recently set a new personal best in the 10k at the Washington University Invitational, finishing in 34:26. (Full Results). His time was almost 10 seconds faster than his previous best set at age 39, two years ago.

Brian works with Run SMART coach Blake Boldon.

Brian Schmidt Wins Run For The Ranch Half Marathon

Run SMART client Brian Schmidt picked up a huge win at the Run for the Ranch Half Marathon in final preparation for the P.F. Chang’s Marathon on January 18. Schmidt finished almost a full four minutes head of the next finisher. His official time was 1:17:36 (5:55 pace) – full results. This victory should supply Brian with plenty of confidence going into P.F. Chang’s later this month.

Brian is coached by Blake Boldon.

Run SMART Client Results At The DRC Half Marathon

Great Run SMART client results at the DRC Half Marathon this month in Dallas, TX. Melisa Christian was 1st female overall in 1:18:11 and Becky Angeles was 3rd female overall in 1:22:20. Also, Brian Schmidt was 2nd Masters and 10th place overall in 1:17:10. Full results.


Run SMART Clients Perform Well At Twin Cities Marathon

Brian Schmidt, coached by Blake Boldon, ran a new PR by almost 12 minutes, finishing in 2:47:24. That time placed Brian 21st overall for the U.S. Masters Championships! Check out Brian’s full race results here.

Melisa Christian, coached by Dr. Jack Daniels, also competed at Twin Cities, which hosted the USA Women’s Marathon Championships. Melisa, like Brian, had a great performance finishing 18th place overall in 2:41:55.  Check out Melisa’s full results here.

Run S.M.A.R.T. Client Results

In preparation for a PR in Chicago on October 11, Jen Johnston ran 2 half marathons in one week!  On labor day she came within 2 minutes of her half marathon PR at the Super Jock ‘n’ Jill Half Marathon in Woodinville, WA finishing in 1:54:22.

As a final tuneup for the Twin Cities Marathon in two weeks Brian Schmidt, of Sachse, TX, won the Tektronix Corporate Challenge 5k.  Brian represented Texas Instruments finishing the course in 17:35.