Kelly Paul Sets New PR At Disney Marathon

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Kelly Paul of Fairfax, VA set a new PR at the Disney Marathon. Kelly finished in 4:48:23 under warm conditions. Based on Jack’s calculator┬átemps in the high 60’s slowed her down by roughly four minutes. Her previous PR set back in 2010 was 4:52.

Congrats Kelly!

Rowan Jones Sets Two PRs During Disney Marathon Weekend

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Rowan Jones of Waverly, KY ran the Disney Half Marathon and Disney Marathon on back to back days last weekend. On Saturday Rowan finished the half in 1:28:00, a new PR by 18 minutes! The following day he came back and ran the marathon in 3:12:22, a 37 minute improvement from his previous marathon best. So, the question is, how fast could he have run the marathon in without having run the half the day before?

Adjust Your Pace For Higher Temps

One of the most common mistakes we see runners make is running too fast on “easy” days. This happens a lot because of the notion that if it feels easy you must not be training hard enough. And then on days when temps are high most will still try and stick to their pace as much as possible without considering the fact that they’re making the effort much harder than it’s supposed to be. For instance, let’s look at some quick stats:

What effect does 80 degrees have on my easy run effort?
-If you’ve recently run 24:00 for 5k your easy day pace range (65-79% HRMax) should be roughly 9:49-10:23 per mile
-If you’re going out to run on an 80 degree the same effort would be about 18 seconds slower per mile or 10:07-10:39 per mile

Mitchell Thornton Wins Age Group At Turkey Trot 5 Miler

Run SMART client Mitchell Thornton won his age group at the 2009 Turkey Trot 5 Miler in Warren, OH. Mitchell ran 29:07 (5:49 per mile) winning the 16-19 age group by 25 seconds. (Full results).

Run SMART client Tim Bradley got 20th place at the 100th Thanksgiving Day Race 10k in Cincinnati, OH. Tim managed to run 33:09 (5:21 per mile) amidst his build-up for the Disney Marathon in January. (Full results).

Both clients work with Dr. Jack Daniels.