Cathrine Wolden Sets Fourth Straight Marathon PR

Coming off her win at the NYRR Staten Island Half Marathon in October, Cathrine Wolden set her fourth straight marathon PR as a Run SMART client at the Cal International Marathon this past weekend. Her official time was 2:51:33 (6:33 per mile), four minutes faster than her last marathon and 22 minutes faster than her PR when she started working with Run SMART coach Alicia Shay.

Even more impressive was the way Cathrine executed her race plan. At the halfway mark her split was 1:26:08 so she came home in 1:25:25 for the second half which is only 21 seconds slower than her half marathon PR! Brilliant! Next stop, sub-2:50.

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.

Jen Johnston Sets Two Marathon PR’s In 8 Weeks!

Run SMART client Jen Johnston set two marathon PR’s in a matter of eight weeks and it’s safe to say she has a lot left in the tank. Jen entered the year with a 4:23 PR, then at the Chicago Marathon she knocked off a mere 15 minutes running almost perfectly even splits – 2:03:27 at the half and 4:08:25 to finish (full results). Then, just eight weeks later Johnston tried to go after the 4-hour mark at the California International Marathon, where she dropped six more minutes off her PR finishing in 4:02:31 (full results).  It’s safe to say she had sub-4 in her too considering starting temps were sub-30 degrees with a head wind of 15 mph.

Jen seen flying to a new PR in Chicago

Jen seen flying to a new PR in Chicago

Big congrats to Jen and her coach Blake Boldon!