How Jack Changed My Life

Olympian Magdalena “Chewy” Lewy Boulet writes about her coach and mentor of 10 years after reading his autobiography, “Luck Of The Draw” available now here.

Jack has influenced, inspired and motivated me for years. The other day while in Flagstaff for my annual altitude trip we went to the gym for a hill session on the treadmill. After my workout and his easy run Jack challenged me to do a pull up using only one finger from each hand. Yep…my coach is a badass for sure! I on the other hand have a hard time doing a pull up using both hands and all ten of my fingers.

Read on about how Jack changed Magdalena’s life. Have a story about Jack? Please share. Email [email protected].

Run SMART Retreat Featured In Well And Good NYC

Our media coverage page is growing fast as of late. This morning Well and Good NYC wrote about the Run SMART Retreat in their Great Escapes section. Check it out…July 1st is the deadline to sign-up and we’ve already capped it and opened up a few more spots so move fast if you’re thinking about joining us this year!

Runners get their own retreat

Attendees range from absolute beginners to marathoners, all of whom choose their own pace and distance. Afternoons feature guest speakers (like famed running coach Jack Daniels and Olympian Magdalena Lewy Boulet) and clinics on issues like gait analysis. And they take the retreat aspect seriously. Ample time is left for sightseeing and relaxation in the mountains, and group dinners are a nightly social affair.

Registration Now Open For 2011 Run SMART Retreat

The date is set! July 24th-30th in Flagstaff, AZ. Saucony is in. Olympian Magdalena Lewy Boulet is in. Jack Daniels is in. What about you?

Our running retreat gives runners of all levels the chance to run on the scenic running trails of Northern Arizona, receive instruction from some of the top coaches in the country and learn more about the various ingredients to running success. It’s a six-day “running vacation” essentially that seeks to develop the complete runner, focusing on nutrition, injury prevention, combined with sightseeing, some hiking in the Grand Canyon and a little restorative yoga to please both mind and body.

The Making of the Run SMART Training Plans

By Vince Sherry

A couple of years ago I was looking through a schedule that Jack had sent me to prepare for the Carlsbad 5k.  The schedule was similar in format to what you would find in his book, Daniels’ Running Formula, but very different in terms of content.  While I was looking at the schedule I wondered if most runners knew how many different schedules Jack had written over the years.  At the time almost every competitive runner in Flagstaff (along with countless visiting athletes) had received a schedule from Jack for one race or another and no two were the same.

2010 Run SMART Retreat (Day One)

After a smooth opening kickoff dinner the retreat got underway with a morning run in Buffalo Park.

And after an introduction to running at 7,000 ft. attendees were treated to a guest lecture by Olympian Magdalena Lewy-Boulet, the fourth fastest female marathoner in American history.

Olympian To Be Featured At Run SMART Retreat

We’re excited to announce that Olympic marathoner, Magdalena Lewy Boulet, will be joining us at this year’s Run SMART Retreat. She’ll be leading off on Monday, July 26th as our first guest speaker of the week. Make sure to check out the rest of our itinerary on our retreat page. Only a few spots are left before we reach capacity so please contact us if you have any questions.