“Two More PR’s Under Your Coaching Belt Now!”

Doug Whipple of Lumberville, PA customized one of Jack’s 12-week 10k training plans this past summer for the Runner’s World 10k. This past weekend he got faster and was kind enough to share his results…
“First of all, a huge thank you for your sophisticated training program, the cool website and my e-coach’s additional support. You have two more PR’s under your coaching belt now!”

Results:

Run the Goose 7K: 32:45, 1st M45-49 (the actual age group was M40-49 and I wasn’t top 3 in it)
Runner’s World 10K: 45:00, 6th M45-49 [Results]

Know Your Pace

Just added a new article to our media coverage page. Jack and Vince were both quoted at length in this Runner’s World article about finding your ideal running pace. We’ll be posting a lot about appropriate training paces soon…in fact…we’re planning a whole series on this stuff! This is what we pride ourselves on and Jack’s body of work really focuses on the importance of knowing the purpose of every workout and what your ideal pace should be to achieve optimal results.

ASSIGN WORKOUT TIMES
Once you’ve established your baseline 5k pace, use it to determine how fast to run your workouts. “Your goal is to create the least possible stress on your body that produces the maximum physiological benefits, not maximum stress to accomplish the same benefits,” says Jack Daniels, Ph.D., head coach with The Run S.M.A.R.T. Project. In other words, don’t run one second faster than necessary.

Read the entire article.

Coach Jack Daniels: Most Important Training Principle

Amby Burfoot asks Jack what he’s learned over the years from when he first started coaching. Check out what Jack says is the single most important training principle every coach and athlete should remember. Great stuff.

Coach Jack Daniels is a private coach for The Run SMART Project. To receive a handwritten schedule from Jack check out the Run SMART Training Plans.

Stepping Into Minimalist Shoes Responsibly

With the new trend towards minimalist footwear, it’s important runners have access to information not only about the benefits of minimalism but more importantly how to incorporate it safely into their running routine.

Saucony has taken this message to heart with their recent Step Into Minimalism events in Boston and NYC. Run SMART was fortunate enough to be apart of this worthy campaign by offering gait analysis and coaching tips on how to safely transition into minimalist shoes.

Jack Daniels Visits Runner’s World

This past Monday Jack visited with the editors at Runner’s World and then gave a talk to the Lehigh Valley Running Community. I was fortunate enough to tag along for the day. Runner’s World editor at large, Amby Burfoot, made a great attempt to try and summarize some of the key takeaways after spending the day with Jack.

Run SMART Mentioned On RunnersWorld.com

Peter Gambaccini of Runner’s World, via “Race Results Weekly” was kind enough to mention us and the new Run SMART Training Plans offering.

Legendary Coach Jack Daniels Joins Run SMART Project
As “Race Results Weekly” tells us, the Project is a personalized online coaching service for recreational runners. “Unlike most online generic schedules, the Run SMART Training Plans are tailored to a user’s unique time goals, running history, and lifestyle,” explains spokesperson Sara Hunninghake.

Read entire article.

Mike Smith Interviewed By Runner’s World

Check out Run SMART coach Mike Smith’s interview on runnersworld.com.
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WATCH OUT FOR THIS GUY

Michael Smith’s debut in trail racing has landed him some big wins already, and we predict we’ll be seeing a lot more of Smith on the top of the podium.

We first noticed 29-year-old Michael Smith from Flagstaff, Ariz., as he and his partner Robert Krar obliterated the competition at this summer’s multi-day TransRockies Run, which was no easy feat. He then got our attention when he won the high-altitude Soulstice Mountain Trail Run. And we just couldn’t ignore him when he won the three-day TrailRun WorldMasters race in Germany in November. So we had to ask:

Alex Gardner Accomplishes 5k Goal

This past Saturday Alex Gardner lined up for yet another 5k.  Her goal for the year has been to run 22 minutes and she has come very close a few times.  This would be one of her final chances of the year since marathon training is due to begin in June.  Alex knew it was a long shot, as the course was far from flat, but she took a chance by going out fast the first mile and giving everything she had to hang on.  She ended up running 22 minutes on the dot!  You can read all about Alex’s experience here:  http://www.run350.blogspot.com/.  When Alex started with The Run S.M.A.R.T Project back in September of ’07 her goal was to break 25 minutes.

Alex was also interviewed for an article in the June issue of Runner’s World.  Check out “Get on Track” found on page 65.

Vince Sherry

Run S.M.A.R.T Project Coach

[email protected]

Dr. Jack Daniels Joins The Run S.M.A.R.T. Project

The Run S.M.A.R.T. Project is now offering runners across the country an opportunity to be coached privately by a living legend. We are honored and humbled to announce that Dr. Jack Daniels has joined The Run S.M.A.R.T. Project and is now offering his private coaching services to the public for the first time through our website.

Named The World’s Best Coach Named The World’s Best Coach by Runner’s World magazine, he led Cortland runners to eight NCAA Division III National Championships, 31 individual national titles, and more than 130 All-America awards. He is famous for writing Daniels’ Running Formula, a 1998 book detailing his unique training philosophies.

Check out Dr. Daniels’ profile and learn more about working with the greatest running coach on the planet.

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