Cathrine Wolden Sets Third PR This Summer

Run SMART client Cathrine Wolden set her third PR this summer at the New York Road Runners Team Championships this past weekend. Cathrine was first in her age group finishing the 5-mile race in 30:57 (6:12 per mile), 44 seconds faster than her performance last year! Full Results.

Since joining Run SMART back in January of 2010 Cathrine has set PRs for the marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5 miles and 5k. In 2009, her marathon PR was 3:13 and since then at age 39 she has run 2:56! And for 5 miles she had run 33:17 and less than two years later she’s now down to 30:57!

Cathrine works with Run SMART coach Alicia Shay.

Cathrine Wolden Sets New 5k PR

Run SMART client Cathrine Wolden was first female and 4th place finisher overall at the Pound Ridge 5k. Her official time was 18:51 which is the fastest 5k she’s ever run. (Full results) This is Cathrine’s 6th PR with Run SMART since she signed up for coaching a year and a half ago.

Cathrine works with Run SMART coach Alicia Shay.

Cathrine Wolden Runs 2:56 At Marathon Rotterdam

Cathrine Wolden set her third straight marathon PR with Run SMART this past weekend at the Marathon Rotterdam. Her time of 2:56:08, on a very sunny and windy day, was almost a two minute PR and won her 3rd place in the 35-39 age group (full results). The best part about her amazing performance was how well she paced herself. She was 20:48 at the first 5k and 20:44 for her last 5k! At the halfway mark she split 1:28:07 and came back a bit faster in 1:28:01!!

Cathrine Wolden Sets Second Straight Marathon PR In New York

At the ING New York City Marathon, Cathrine Wolden, set her second straight marathon PR since joining The Run SMART Project. Her time of 2:57:16 was just over a 2-minute PR placing her 53rd female overall (results). And from a coach’s perspective the best part was how she paced herself on a very challenging course. She came through halfway in 1:28:43 – an almost dead even pacing job throughout.

Cathrine Wolden Sets Third PR With Run SMART

At the NYRR Women’s Team Championships in Central Park this past weekend, Run SMART client Cathrine Wolden, set a new PR for 5 miles. Her official time was 31:41 (6:20 per mile), which was almost two minutes faster than her previous best set back in ’09! This was Cathrine’s third PR since joining Run SMART. She is currently training for the New York City Marathon so we hope to report another big PR this fall!

Cathrine works with Run SMART coach Alicia Shay.

Wolden Wins South Salem Memorial Day 5K

Lots of Run SMART client results to report this summer and many we have to catch up on. Today, we’d like to report that Cathrine Wolden won the South Salem Memorial Day 5k by over 1 minute and 30 seconds! Her official time was 19:40 (full results). One week earlier, Cathrine finished 5th female overall at the Brooklyn Half Marathon in 1:25:48 (full results). Not a bad spring considering she’s still fresh off her sub-3 hour performance at the Boston Marathon this past April.

Cathrine works with Run SMART coach Alicia Shay.

Cathrine Wolden Breaks 3 Hours!

Run SMART client Cathrine Wolden broke 3 hours for the first time in her bright new marathon career. Coming into the Boston Marathon this year Cathrine had run 3:13:07. Today, she finished in 2:59:31 (6:51 pace)! It was incredible to watch Cathrine’s progress throughout the race. She started around 7 minute pace early and then slowly worked her way down from there throughout the race. She was 1:30:48 at the half so she negative split a very challenging second half course in Boston.

Congrats to Cathrine and her coach Alicia Shay for a brilliantly executed race plan and performance!

Boston Marathon Update

After about 30K, five Run SMART clients are on pace to set new personal bests.

Cathrine Wolden has been getting stronger throughout the race, averaging 7:00 pace per mile and now about 6:55 pace through 30k. Boston is known to slow you down on the hills late in the race so this is an incredible development. Cathrine’s previous PR is 3:13 so she’s looking at possibly a 12 minute improvement! Fingers crossed.

Two More Run SMART PR’s At NYC Half

We’re pleased to announce at the 2010 NYC Half Marathon in Manhattan, from Central Park to Battery Park, two Run SMART clients achieved new personal bests.

Cathrine Wolden finished 44th female overall in a very competitive field. Her time of 1:25:32 (6:32 per mile) was a 45 second PR. Cathrine works with Run SMART coach Alicia Shay. And Collin Martin, former Saint Joseph’s University track standout, also set a new PR finishing in 1:16:52 (5:52 per mile).

Both Cathrine and Collin are currently training for the Boston Marathon.

Run SMART Results – Manhattan Half Marathon

Two Run SMART clients and one coach competed in the NYRR Manhattan Half Marathon this past weekend in Central Park. Weather was great – 37 degrees, 5mph winds and the rain held off until later in the day!

Hector Rivera, who used the race as a workout by running tempo pace for several miles, still managed to finish third place overall in 1:09:55 (5:20 per mile) and first in his age group by almost 4 minutes! Hector is coached by Dr. Jack Daniels.