Caroline Holden Runs Negative Splits In Chicago

Run SMART client Caroline Holden of Columbus, Ohio set a new marathon PR in Chicago this past weekend. Her official time was 3:23:38, six minutes faster than her previous best and almost 14 minutes faster than her lifetime best when she started working with coach Rod Koborsi.

Best part of Caroline’s race was her pacing. She started out at 8:03 pace per mile for the first 5k and finished the race averaging 7:46 pace. Her last few miles were sub-7:30’s. Look at those splits! She did a progression run in the marathon! [Full results]

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Caroline Holden Reaches Half Marathon Goal

Congrats to Run SMART client Caroline Holden for reaching her goal of sub-1:40 in a half marathon. Last weekend at the Columbus Half Marathon Caroline set a new PR finishing in 1:38:09. It was only her second try at 13.1 miles so we’re excited to see how fast she can go from here. Next up, the Boston Marathon in April!

Caroline works with Run SMART coach Rod Koborsi.