Two New PRs At RNR USA Half Marathon


We’re happy to report two new PRs from the Rock ‘n’ USA Half Marathon.

Stephen England, who’s following a custom plan from Jack finished 33rd out of over 16,000 runners in 1:18:21. [Full Results] A great sign and even more impressive that he trained through this race in the middle of his preparation for Boston next month.

Amanda Hamilton, a client of Run SMART coach Ann Alyanak, set a PR by 3.5 minutes. Her official time was 1:50:38. [Full results] Another great sign considering Ann just reported that Amanda only ran hard the second half of the race. This was just a tune-up for Cherry Blossom next week!

DeLong Sets Third Half Marathon PR In Four Months

Back in January we wrote that Run SMART client Rob DeLong sets a PR every time he steps foot in a race. Clearly, he didn’t feel pressured because this weekend he lowered his half marathon time for the third time in four months and set a new 10k PR in route!

On a pretty rolling course at the D.C. Rock ‘N Roll Half Marathon Delong finished in 1:44:16 (7:58 per mile). [Full results] This was the first time he ever cracked 8:00 per mile in a half. One year ago his half marathon PR was 1:57:30. This steady progress has him on track to reach his goal in Boston next month.

DeLong works with Run SMART coach Brian Rosetti.