Maria Lauretani Runs 2:52 At Philly Marathon

Run SMART client Maria Lauretani (middle) set a new PR at the Philadelphia Marathon this past weekend. The 38-year old from Pelham, NY ran 2:52:56 to finish first in her age group and 18th overall. [Full results] In only her fourth year of running Maria continues to make great progress. Her PR when she signed up for coaching last December was 2:59:54.

Scheduled to run NYC earlier this month she was able to make a quick adjustment with her Run SMART coach Ann Alyanak. Staying mentally and physically prepared to run her best three weeks later is not an easy task for everyone who knows the difficulty of navigating the right taper and timing your peak just right for a marathon.

Maria Lauretani Wins Age Group At Philly Half Marathon

Run SMART client Maria Lauretani of Pelham, NY finished first in her age group last weekend at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadephia Half Marathon. She was 30th overall with an official time of 1:21:18. [Results]

Congrats to Maria and her Run SMART coach Ann Alyanak. This was just over a 3 minute PR for Maria and her race strategy was brilliant. She averaged 6:15 per mile for the first 10k then knocked down her overall average to 6:12.