Owen Kendall Sets Third PR With Run SMART

Run SMART client Owen Kendall set his third PR since signing up for private coaching this past April. Owen lowered his 4-mile PR several weeks ago in Central Park to 21:25, which was a thirty second improvement from his previous best. Recently, on Vancouver Island he dropped another 19 seconds on a very hilly course on Vancouver Island, finishing in 21:06! Next up – sub 21 minutes!!!

Owen works with Run SMART coach Dan Wilson.

Owen Kendall Sets Second PR With Run SMART

Owen Kendall dropped 20 seconds off his 4-mile best, finishing in 21:25 (5:21 per mile) at the NYRR Run for Central Park (full results). This performance marks Owen’s second PR since joining The Run SMART Project this past spring. He works with Run SMART coach Dan Wilson.

Owen Kendall Breaks 2:00!


Run SMART client, Owen Kendall, pictured above winning his age group at the 2008 5th Ave Mile, set a new 800M PR last week. Owen managed to crack the 2 minute barrier for the first time in his running career, finishing third overall in 1:59.9 at last week’s NYRR Tuesday Night Speed Series (full results).

Owen works with Run SMART coach Dan Wilson. He is currently training for the 2010 5th Ave. Mile and the ING New York City Marathon.

Terry Ballou Whoops It Up At Penn Relays

Terry Ballou, fresh off her world record breaking performance in the Masters 4×800, took her speed to the Penn Relays with the Millrose Track Club. Watch Terry fly by the competition into the lead on the second leg of this 4×400 relay. She reportedly got a few customary Penn Relays “whoops” as she flew by on the back stretch, splitting 60.5!

Terry works with Run SMART coach Dan Wilson.

Adam Harris Wins Strides of March 5K

Run SMART client Adam Harris won the 2010 Strides of March 5K Run/Walk Benefitting Atlanta Children’s Shelter in 16:53, finishing 37 seconds ahead of the next competitor. Full results.

Adam currently works with Run SMART coach Dan Wilson. Congrats on the win, Adam!

Run SMART Client Sets World Record

We got into the private coaching business with the goal of helping runners of all abilities reach their personal running goals, whether it’s running injury-free, finishing a half-marathon or qualifying for the Boston Marathon, etc. As our business grew we expanded to working with some competitive and local elite runners. But never did we expect to EVER make an announcement one day that a Run SMART client has set a world record. Today, we’re proud to announce that Terry Ballou was part of a world record setting 4×800 relay team at the U.S. Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Terry Ballou Wins Valentine Invite 800M

Run SMART client Terry Ballou, at 42 years old, has set her second post-collegiate PR in the last month by winning the 800M at the Valentine Invite at Seton Hall University. She finished 17 seconds ahead of the next female competitor and a little less than one second behind the first male finisher. Her time, 2:21.18, was three seconds faster than her previous post-collegiate PR (and on an old-school indoor track (flat), kiddies).

Earlier this month we noted Terry’s 1500 win at the Colgate Games and her post-collegiate PR in the 400 at the Millrose Games. She’ll be going after sub-4:55 in the 1500 at U.S. Masters Nationals in March.

Terry is coached by Dan Wilson.