Winter Training In Ontario Trumps Crazy Boston Weather

We recently reported Lorraine Doucet’s half marathon PB in route to Boston. Due to her consistency training in Ontario weather all winter she was more than prepared for the crazy conditions in Boston. She walked away with an incredible 4-minute improvement on her marathon PB. Official time: 3:25:14. [Full Results]

Boston Weather Didn’t Stop Joe

Joe Kelly of Scranton, PA signed up to break 3-hours at Boston this year. Despite the wind, rain and cold temps Joe managed to reach his goal, even dipping a few minutes under his VDOT Projected time (2:59:27). His official time was 2:57:32 (54.4 VDOT). [Full Results]

That plan was nearly perfect. Even with the lower miles, I squeezed out a 2:57:32.

Truth be told I felt so ready and thrilled with the result. 2017 was a bad year with injuries, so thank you for helping me get back on track.

Joost De Raeymaeker Wins Age Group At Tokyo Marathon

Joost De Raeymaeker of Belgium entered the Tokyo Marathon with a PB of 2:35:36 after following a plan in Daniels’ Running Formula. To step it up at Tokyo he had Dr. Daniels himself send training to prepare for the race.

Sherri Wise Shaves 20-Minutes Off Her PR

Sherri Wise of Tallahassee, FL set a new PR at the Snickers Albany Marathon:

I BQed by a little over 5-minutes in my division and shaved 20-minutes off my previous PR.  I was also able to greatly improve while staying uninjured using the plans created for me (this was my second time using RS). I’m a big advocate of this program! Thanks for all the help!

Jody Schlegel Sets 18-Minute PR At Run Hard Columbia Marathon

Jody Schlegel scored our running hat trick at the Run Hard Marathon in Columbia, SC:  An 18-minute improvement on her personal best, an age group victory (F45-49) and BQ.

My goal was to average a 9-minute-mile pace (3:56:00) or even better to qualify for Boston in my age group (3:55:00). I was super excited to beat my goal and reach a new PR with a time of (3:48:52). The training plan I received and followed was very challenging and very effective!!

“I Discovered The Run SMART Project And Legendary Trainer Dr. Jack Daniels”

Rosa Tavares of Aveiro, Portugal recently shared her progress with our programs…

This first marathon was a big surprise to me. I started running 4 years ago and completed my first half marathon in 2015 in a time of 02:04:44. In 2017, I discovered “The Run SMART Project and Legendary Trainer Dr. Jack Daniels.” In July, I ran my first Run SMART Project program for half a marathon at about 80% and then in October I ran a personal record of 01:51:54.

After this I decided to run a marathon in which the initial goal of the 15-week training plan was to finish in 4-hours. Surprise! In addition to completing my first marathon, I finished it in 03:54:29 and managed the entire distance very well physically.

Thank you Dr. Jack Daniels and the entire team at The Run SMART Project.

John McCreesh Sets Two PRs At Mesa-Phx Marathon

John McCreesh of Drexel Hill, PA had a huge breakthrough at the Mesa-PHX Marathon. His official time of 3:27:57 was a PR by 8-minutes and 27-seconds. Thanks to the elevation drop in the first half John also managed to set a new half marathon PR with a 1:39:25 split (almost 2-minutes faster than his previous best).

Virgil Frazier Sets 32-Minute PR At Cal International

Virgil Frazier of Shiprock, NM ran even splits throughout his goal race at the Cal International Marathon. He hit 1:52:20 at the halfway mark and finished in 3:45:05. [Full Results] It takes great patience and guidance to manage a marathon like that.

Afterwards he thanked his coach and guide Alvina Begay, “Thanks to your training plans & guidance. I set a PB by 32 plus minutes! Yes, tremendous, progress…looking forward to 2018 already!!”

Boston Bound!

Fresh off of her half marathon PR in Wineglass, Lillian Park smashed her marathon PR at CIM this past weekend. Her official time of 3:40:36 was just over a 13-minute PR. [Full Results] She was strong and patient with a 1:50:03 split at the half, coming home in 1:50:33.

Greg Gilliam Sets Five PRs This Fall

Greg Gilliam of Stafford, VA set five new PRs this fall after customizing an 18-week marathon plan. Gilliam’s main objective was to PR at Marine Corps so he was pleasantly surprised to see how much his new fitness helped him achieve personal bests across other distances as well.