Tom Klimek Sets New 5k PR In Reading

Congrats to Run SMART client Tom Klimek and coach Vince Sherry for teaming up yet again on another PR. Tom finished 12th overall at the Reading Shiver 5k in 18:01. [Full results] This was a 23-second PR and if you look back at when he signed up for coaching in 2009 it’s 1.5 minutes faster than the 5k result he provided in his running profile!

We’ve come to know this as Vince’s trademark. You won’t see huge improvements overnight but you’ll continue to get faster year in and year out, slowly but surely. And to do that you have to be patient, take a long term approach and stay healthy. Vince is the master at this!

Tom Klimek Sets 15k PR, Drops Time For Second Straight Year

Run SMART client Tom Klimek set a new PR at the Delaware Distance Classic 15k. Tom finished 33rd overall in 59:09 (6:20 per mile). Full Results. This is the third year in a row Tom has run this race and he keeps steadily dropping his time. Two years ago he finished in 1:03:50 and last year he was 1:01:11.

Tom works with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry. They’ve been working together and making great progress since 2009.

Tom Klimek Sets 8K PR – Again!

After three years of working with The Run SMART Project Tom Klimek is still making big improvements. This past weekend he finished 25th overall at the Gener8tion 8k in Philadelphia. Tom’s official time was 30:00 (6:02 per mile), 1:15 faster than last year’s performance in the same race, which is also a 52 second PR for the distance and the fastest pace he’s ever averaged in a race! Full Results.

His coach Vince Sherry said afterwards, “It was by far Tom’s best race since joining Run SMART. We dropped the mileage this season and have been focused on speed work.”

Tom Klimek Sets PR At Double Trouble 15k Trail Run

Run SMART client Tom Klimek finished 8th overall at the Double Trouble 15k Trail Run in Morgantown, PA. His time was 1:15:39, over three minutes faster than his finish on the same course last year. (Full Results)

Tom has set multiple PRs and qualified for the Boston Marathon since signing up for private coaching and working with Coach Vince Sherry over two years ago.

Tom Klimek Sets New 10k PR

Run SMART client Tom Klimek set a new personal best for 10k at the Shiver by the River Winter Series in Reading. He finished 12th place overall in 39:05 (6:17 per mile)!

Tom has now set PRs for 5k, which he did during an 8k race last year, 10k and the marathon. We’re very proud to announce that the pace he averaged in this 10k was actually faster than the pace he was averaging for 5k when he first signed up for private coaching.

Tom works with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry.

Tom Klimek Sets 5k PR During 8k Race

Run SMART client Tom Klimek finished the Rothman Institute 8k in 30:52 (6:12 per mile). His coach, Vince Sherry, was excited to report that Tom set a new 5k PR in route! Tom’s 5k PR was 19:30 (6:16 per mile). We’re excited to see how fast Tom can run now in an actual 5k.

In the same race, Run SMART coach Rod Koborsi finished 4th overall in an impressive time of 23:48 (4:47 per mile, results). We’re happy to see Rod back racing this year after a long layoff.

Tom Klimek Rallies To Finish Strong At Boston Marathon

Due to a hip/glute injury, Tom Klimek spent most of last month and the heart of his marathon build-up away from running. Today, at the Boston Marathon, Klimek managed to run his second fastest time ever. Tom’s current PR is 3:05:21, which he ran at Steamtown last year. Today, in Boston on by far a more challenging course, Klimek finished in 3:08:00 (7:11 pace).

Tom works with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry.

Boston Marathon Update

After about 30K, five Run SMART clients are on pace to set new personal bests.

Cathrine Wolden has been getting stronger throughout the race, averaging 7:00 pace per mile and now about 6:55 pace through 30k. Boston is known to slow you down on the hills late in the race so this is an incredible development. Cathrine’s previous PR is 3:13 so she’s looking at possibly a 12 minute improvement! Fingers crossed.

Run SMART Clients Qualify For Boston Marathon

Congratulations to Alex Gardner and Tom Klimek for making their Boston qualifying goals.  Alex shattered her marathon PR today at Chicago, running 3:38:22.  That’s a 16 minute drop from her previous best at Chicago last year!  Tom brought his marathon PR down 8 minutes, running 3:05 today at Steamtown.  Both Alex and Tom deserve a lot of credit for executing their race plans meticulously.  Look forward to more results from both as we move towards Boston.