Michelle LaSala Drops Nine Minutes Off Marathon Best

Run SMART client Michelle LaSala has now dropped about 20 minutes off of her marathon PR in two years. Back in January of 2010 she dropped 10 minutes finishing the P.F. Chang’s Rock and Roll Marathon in 3:15:36. This past weekend she took almost another 10 minute chunk off her best finishing the Twin Cities Marathon in 3:06:31 (7:08 per mile)!

Michelle executed her race game plan brilliantly with a half marathon split of 1:32:45. She finished 44th overall out of 3,681 female finishers. You can check out the full results here.

Big congrats to Michelle and her longtime coach Vince Sherry on all the success.

Michelle LaSala Sets Half Marathon PR In Eugene

Run SMART client Michelle LaSala set a personal best at the Eugene Half Marathon in Eugene, OR. LaSala was 23rd female out of 2,573 in 1:29:13, a PR by one minute and 15 seconds! (Full Results)

Michelle has been working with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry since 2007. In the last 14 months she has run 1:39, 1:35, 1:30 and now 1:29 for the half marathon.

Michelle LaSala Runs Fastest Time In Over A Decade

Run SMART client Michelle LaSala ran her fastest 5k time in over a decade at the Zoo Zoom 5k in Sacramento, CA. Michelle was the second female overall in 19:23 (6:15 per mile), almost 40 seconds faster than her time last year in the same race. Full results here.

Michelle works with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry. Nice work, guys! Sub 19:00 next?

Michelle LaSala Wins Age Group

Run SMART client Michelle LaSala, pictured above in black, broke some hearts in the final stretch of the 2011 Valentine Run in Sacramento, CA. She went on to pass both men shortly after this picture was taken. Michelle placed first in her age group and finished the 4-mile course in 26:03 (6:31 per mile).

Congrats to Michelle and her coach Vince Sherry for the age group victory!

Thanks, Coach!

Run SMART client Michelle LaSala was kind enough to let us share a truly thoughtful message about her coach, Vince Sherry. And a wonderful addition to our testimonials page it is indeed!

I owe all of my post-collegiate running success and much of my day to day happiness to my coach, Vince Sherry. 

Michelle LaSala Rocks Out In San Diego

Run SMART client Michelle LaSala set a new PR at the 2010 Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon. She was the 17th female finisher out of 9,646 in a time of 1:30:28 (results), which is just over three minutes faster than her previous best set back in 2007. Also important to note, Michelle’s second fastest mile split of the day (6:45) was her 13th mile of the race! Sweet finish!

Run SMART Clients Set Huge 5k PRs

This past weekend three Run SMART clients achieved significant milestones in the 5k. Jamesina Simpson led the way setting a new 5k PR by over 1 minute and 40 seconds! Her time of 18:30 placed her 20th female overall in the 29 And Under race.

Bill Risch traveled across the country to bring his Upper East Side dominance to the Carlsbad 5k. He was handsomely rewarded with a 31 second PR, finishing in 20:59!

Run SMART Rocks P.F. Chang’s

Run SMART Coach Vince Sherry and clients had a big day at the P.F. Chang’s Rock & Roll Marathon and Half Marathon in Phoenix this past weekend.

In the marathon Chris Budwig dropped a 5 minute PR finishing in 2:56:25 and Michelle LaSala improved her marathon time by over 10 minutes finishing in 3:15:36! In the half marathon Jamesina Simpson ran an impressive 1:29:11, which was a 4 and a half minute improvement from the same race last year!

Chris Budwig Rock 'n RollMichelle Rock 'n roll

Michelle La Sala Places 2nd in Age Group

Run SMART client Michelle La Sala finished 2nd in her age group and 17 overall at the 2009 Run to Feed the Hungry 10k Run, in a time of 42:36 (6:52 per mile).  Her time represents almost a 2 minute improvement for 10k in two and a half years since she started working with Run SMART.  Keep an eye out for Michelle at the PF Chang’s Rock and Roll Marathon in Phoenix, on January 17th.

Michelle works with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry.