Hector Rivera Finishes 7th At Central American Games

Run SMART client Hector Rivera finished 7th in the marathon at the Central American and Carribean Games. Rivera, representing Puerto Rico, managed to run 2:28:56 on an extremely hot and humid day with temps edging up into the 90’s (full results). Big congrats to Hector for an impressive performance on a grueling hot day. We’re proud to have the opportunity to report on a Run SMART client competing on an international level.

Hector works with Run SMART coach Jack Daniels.

Dr. Jack Daniels On Easy Running Versus A Day Off

The fifth edition of our Ask Dr. Jack Daniels series focuses on easy running versus a rest day during 5k and 10k training. Watch Jack’s response to a question submitted by @AMRWillGoFar.

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Dr. Jack Daniels On Marathon Hydration (VIDEO)

The fourth edition of our Ask Dr. Jack Daniels series focuses on marathon hydration. Watch Jack’s response to a question submitted by Tina McPherson from Fargo, ND, “What are the benefits of fueling during a long run, especially during a marathon?”

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Ilea Eskildsen Repeats At Gate To Gate

This past Memorial Day weekend at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Run SMART client Ilea Eskildsen won the Gate-to-Gate 4.4 mile race for the second year in a row. Better yet, she ran one minute and 16 seconds faster than her winning performance last year. Congrats to Ilea and her Run SMART coach, Dr. Jack Daniels, who she’s been working with for just over one year now.

Dr. Jack Daniels On Heart Rate Training (VIDEO)

The third edition of our Ask Dr. Jack Daniels series focuses on heart rate training. Watch Jack’s response to a question submitted by Craig Weyrich: “Is heart rate training reliable? Do you recommend training young athletes (5th-8th grade) through heart rate training?”

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Dr. Jack Daniels On Running Economy (VIDEO)

The second edition of our Ask Dr. Jack Daniels series focuses on running economy. Today we’re posting Jack’s response to a question submitted by Greg Rosetti: “Who is the most efficient runner you’ve ever tested?”

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Dr. Jack Daniels On Barefoot Running (VIDEO)

Not too long ago we launched Ask Dr. Jack Daniels. Today, we’re posting Jack’s response to our first question submitted by New York Running Co, “What’s your opinion on barefoot running?”  Watch Jack respond below…

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Ilea Eskildsen Sets New 5k PR

Ilea at the U.S. Women's 10k Champs

Ilea Eskildsen set a new PR in the 5k while mixing it up with the collegians out at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, California this weekend. Ilea ran 17:49,  a 10 second PR! (Full results – Event #242) She credited her new personal best to even pacing.

Since joining The Run SMART Project last spring and working with Dr. Jack Daniels, Ilea has dropped her 5k time by over 37 seconds!