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 Project client John Robinson of Savannah, GA continued his impressive racing with PR’s in the 10k and 1/2 marathon over the last two weekends. This makes three PR’s out of three races for Robinson in 2010. Robinson has been working with Run SMART coach Mike Smith for 11 months.
On February 27th Robinson blasted 40:35 for first in his age group and 10th overall at the Seacrest Partners Race for Preservation 10k in Savannah, GA, beating his previous PR by 3 minutes. “I knew John was ready for 10k faster than he had ever run before, but I have to say I was surprised at how fast it was. We had taken a few weeks very easy and were just beginning a long marathon phase and had planned on using this as a good workout. The situation was a great one, he executed perfectly, and showed that he is able to race off of the year we’ve invested in proper training.” said Smith.