Thank You And Your Team At The Run S.M.A.R.T. Project For A+ Direction

After following Janet Bawcom’s custom training plan¬†on VDOT O2, Lou Klein set a new PR at the Philly Half Marathon last weekend. Lou’s official time was 1:26:53, almost 8-minutes faster than his previous best set a year earlier in Miami. [Full Results]

I wanted to thank you and your team at the Run S.M.A.R.T. Project for A+ direction and a big contributor to my race PR. This coming year, I’m looking to build my base with shorter races and will make a BQ attempt in 2018. I will definitely be looking for many more training plans for these future races from you folks, definitely.

Emily Lilja Sets Second PR In Two Months

Run SMART client Emily Lilja of New York, NY set a huge marathon PR in Chicago last month and turned around one month later and improved on her half marathon as well. When Emily signed up for private coaching this past summer her marathon PR was 4:54:38. At Chicago she dropped 26 minutes off her best finishing in 4:28:34. [Full results] Last week at the Philadelphia Half Marathon Emily shaved 5 minutes off her best finishing in 2:07:55.

Emily works with Run SMART coach Ann Alyanak.

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.