Become A Faster Runner With Olympian Janet Cherobon-Bawcom

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NEW YORK (October 2nd, 2014) — Professional distance runner Janet Cherobon-Bawcom has teamed up with legendary coach Dr. Jack Daniels and The Run SMART Project to offer her 10k and half marathon training plans to the public. Bawcom, U.S. 10k Olympian and 15k Champ, has unveiled some of her training secrets to help other runners get faster.

Runners of all levels can now do similar workouts as Bawcom, including hills, fartleks, intervals, etc. but at the appropriate paces thanks to Dr. Jack Daniels and his famous VDOT formulas.

“These plans were adapted from the training I used to lower my 10k time from 34:19 to 32:30 and in preparation for my first 1:10 in the half-marathon,” says Cherobon-Bawcom. I hope you’ll find the same sort of benefit no matter what your goals are!”

Heidi Peoples Wins Scranton Half Marathon

This morning Heidi Peoples took home the women’s title at the 1st Inaugural Scranton Half Marathon. She finished in 1:17:29 (5:54 per mile). [Full results] This amazing performance comes just 8 weeks after Heidi gave birth to her third child! Say what?!?! It’s also her first race in 14 months…just sayin.

Erin Miller Wins Newberry Half Marathon

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Erin Miller of Columbia, SC, recently won the Newberry Half Marathon in 1:23:44. [Full results] Not only was she first female overall, she finished 3rd place overall in the race!

This was a 2.5 minute personal best for Erin and her second PR while following her Jack Daniels’ Boston Marathon custom training plan. Last month she also PR’d by 10 seconds in a local 5k.

On to Boston!

Josh Weinrobe Sets PR At Georgia Half Marathon

On a very hilly course at the Georgia Half Marathon Josh Weinrobe still managed to PR by over a minute. He finished in 1:26:27 (6:34 per mile).

This is a great sign as he enters his final weeks of preparation for the Boston Marathon. Josh is going after another sub-3 hour performance and his 4th Run SMART marathon PR.

James McKirdy Sets New PR At NYC Half

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Run SMART client James McKirdy couldn’t be stopped at the NYC Half. Ever since he team up with his coach Alvina Begay he’s been on a tear.

Recently, coming off of being sick and on a cold and windy day in Manhattan he still managed to set a new PR by 2.5 minutes! He finished in 1:12:37, good for 63rd male overall. [Full results]

Two New PRs At RNR USA Half Marathon

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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!

“I Want To Give Props To Ann Alyanak”

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We’ve kindly been granted permission from longtime client Scott Mersiowsky to share his recent progress with coach Ann Alyanak. Guy is 48 and just ran his fastest half in 8 years! Whut? Here’s Scott in his own words:

I want to give props to Ann Alyanak. Today I ran my 3rd fastest half ever in very cold and 19+mph winds, at the Charleston Half Marathon in South Carolina. I ran 1:22:45 and was first place masters finisher. I just turned 48 on the 15th of this month. This was my fastest half in 8 years! Here are the results: http://crrs.racemine.com/Charlestowne-Road-Race-Services/events/2014/Charleston-Marathon/results

 

Ann is keeping me healthy and I am getting stronger and faster all the time. Just want to give credit where credit is due. Ann is a fantastic coach and motivator!

Harry Dumont Sets Two New PRs

Jack Daniels’ Training Plan customer Harry Dumont of Pelham, NH eclipsed his goal pace of 7:27 at the Smuttynose Half Marathon. Dumont finished in 1:37:17 (7:26 per mile). [Full results]

During his build-up to Smuttynose he set another PR at a local 5k finishing in 20:12, over 2.5 minutes faster than his performance in the same race last year.

Now Dumont is eyeing a run at a BQ qualifier next year. “Overall, I was really happy with the program.  I loved the track workouts and it obviously worked since I’m significantly faster than I used to be.”

Malindi Elmore Wins Sonoma Half Marathon

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Competing in her first half marathon ever, Run SMART coach Malindi Elmore, won the Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon! The 33-year old from Kelowna, BC Canada is well known for her speed after an illustrious middle distance collegiate career at Stanford then going on to compete in the 2004 Olympics in the 1500m. Now she’s bumping up in distance with a new focus on triathlons.

Her official time was 1:18:50, almost three minutes ahead of the next female competitor. [Full results]