Charlie Hartel Smashes Half Marathon PR

Run SMART client Charlie Hartel set his second straight PR in just a few weeks. At the Leaf Peepers Half Marathon in Waterbury, CT Charlie smashed his previous PR by 13 minutes finishing in 1:33:40. He was 55th overall out of 592 finishers. (Full Results). This was his 5th PR since joining Run SMART.

Next up for Charlie and coach Vince Sherry – the New York City Marathon!

Gundula Brattke Finishes First Marathon

Run SMART client Gundula Brattke finished her first marathon this past weekend at the Cox Sports Marathon in Providence, RI. Her official time was 5:19:09 (full results). When she signed up for coaching this past summer and began working with Run SMART coach Alicia Shay her longest run was 13 miles. Congrats to Gundula on this great accomplishment! Next stop is the New York City Marathon this fall!


Alex Gardner Sets New Half Marathon PR

Longtime Run SMART client, Alex Gardner, set a huge PR this past weekend at the Rock the Parkway Half Marathon in Kansas City, MO. She finished 3rd out of 171 females in the 40-44 age group. Her official time was 1:41:21 (full results), which gives her an automatic qualifying time for the New York City Marathon!

Cathrine Wolden Sets Second Straight Marathon PR In New York

At the ING New York City Marathon, Cathrine Wolden, set her second straight marathon PR since joining The Run SMART Project. Her time of 2:57:16 was just over a 2-minute PR placing her 53rd female overall (results). And from a coach’s perspective the best part was how she paced herself on a very challenging course. She came through halfway in 1:28:43 – an almost dead even pacing job throughout.

What’s Your Prediction For The Fight?

By Brian Rosetti

Five days to go until the NYC Marathon! This morning I cracked up looking at my iCal forgetting that on Sunday, November 7th I wrote, “NYC Marathon Day – Pain!” As an a unabashed Rocky fan, all I could think about was Clubber Lang’s prediction in Rocky III…

Yoga For Runners Workshop (NYC)

This Thursday, October 21st from 7:30pm-9:00pm at YogaWorks Westside, Mimi Rosetti will be leading a Yoga For Runners Workshop. All proceeds will go towards the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society. The suggested donation is $25 for the session. To register, call 212-769-9642. Location: 37 W. 65th St. (between CPW and Columbus Ave), 4th floor, New York, NY.

Cathrine Wolden Sets Third PR With Run SMART

At the NYRR Women’s Team Championships in Central Park this past weekend, Run SMART client Cathrine Wolden, set a new PR for 5 miles. Her official time was 31:41 (6:20 per mile), which was almost two minutes faster than her previous best set back in ’09! This was Cathrine’s third PR since joining Run SMART. She is currently training for the New York City Marathon so we hope to report another big PR this fall!

Cathrine works with Run SMART coach Alicia Shay.

Run SMART Results – Manhattan Half Marathon

Two Run SMART clients and one coach competed in the NYRR Manhattan Half Marathon this past weekend in Central Park. Weather was great – 37 degrees, 5mph winds and the rain held off until later in the day!

Hector Rivera, who used the race as a workout by running tempo pace for several miles, still managed to finish third place overall in 1:09:55 (5:20 per mile) and first in his age group by almost 4 minutes! Hector is coached by Dr. Jack Daniels.

Craig Berman Finishes Strong In First Marathon

This past weekend Run SMART Project athlete Craig Berman participated in his first race. Craig decided that if he was going to get into running he may as well go all out, so he chose the New York City Marathon to be his first venture into racing.