One Year, One Mile, One Minute

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Sarah Claire Ahlers set a new PR in her first race on the schedule! While following her 5k schedule she raced a road mile last week and finished in 6:30. This was almost a one minute improvement from her 7:28 performance on the track last year!

“I ran without a watch and when I got close enough for the clock to come into focus I could barely believe it,” said Sarah.  “Oh Boy, my lungs!  Do they always feel raw like that when you run hard?  Anyway, I’m thrilled!”

The best part of our training plan service is seeing how Jack’s training inspires runners of all levels by getting them to a level they never imagined themselves reaching. To put Sarah’s accomplishment into perspective it’s like going from a 4:05 marathoner to a sub-3:30 marathoner in one year. Boom. She’s a completely different runner now.

Sarah Claire Ahlers Sets Two PRs In One Race

Jack Daniels Training Plan customer Sarah Claire Ahlers set two PRs in the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. Sarah finished in 1:52:18, a five minute improvement from her time last year. [Full results] Not only did she run her fastest half marathon ever, her split at 10k (52:32) was faster than she’s ever run in a 10k race!

After the race Sarah said, “The plan was great. I loved the speedwork. Thank you! I’ll be signing up for another plan for 5k/10k’s this summer.”