Kristin’s First Sub-3-Hour Marathon

Kristin Garcia of Fort Worth, TX set a new PR at the Cal International Marathon with almost perfectly even pacing throughout. This was her second PR to close out this training plan.

Thank you so much for the great training plan. I ended up running 2:55:19 at CIM and 1:24:37 at the DRC half which are both PRs. I felt very strong in both races and am so excited to run my first sub-3-hour marathon. I loved the training and felt like the long marathon pace runs benefited me greatly and definitely built up my confidence on race day. Thanks for your help in achieving my goals!

Kristin’s full results/splits can be found here.

“I Have Never Felt So Strong In A Marathon Before”

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Kristin Garcia set a new PR at Grandma’s Marathon this past weekend and finished just 12 seconds shy of cracking the 3-hour barrier! Her official time was 3:00:11, which was over an 11-minute PR. [Official results]

Even better was how she paced herself throughout. Below she was kind enough to let us share her feedback from the race:

I was able to even split the race with my half being 1:29:45. I passed about 45 people from mile 19 to the finish. I have never felt so strong in a marathon before, it was an awesome race for me! Thank you so much for all of your help!

Kristin Garcia Gets One Plan, Three New PRs

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Kristin Garcia of Fort Worth, TX set three new PRs while following her 15-week half marathon plan. In her goal race, the Dallas Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, she finished in an impressive 1:25:42, nearly a minute and a half faster than her previous best set back in 2008! [Full results] Along the way she also PR’d in the 5k and 10k running 19:27 and 39:18.