SpeedPass – NYC’s Custom Running Groups

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Today we’re announcing – SpeedPass – our new training partnership with The NY Flyers, one of New York City’s largest running clubs. Most running/speedwork groups are fun and motivating but they lack personalization and structure needed to help runners stay healthy and maximize their potential.

SpeedPass is broken into three seasons throughout the year to provide more structured training. Unlike other running group options it provides custom workouts and paces depending on what your focus is for that season.

All SpeedPass members receive:

  1. One in-person group/coached practice session per week
  2. Invite to Dr. Jack Daniels VDOT Training Calendar Log
  3. Two custom quality workouts/paces per week added to your training calendar

“Like A Guardian Angel”

The latest addition to our private coaching testimonials page is from Run SMART client Jane Svehlak, who had some really kind words to share about her coach Alicia Shay:

Alicia has been my very first ‘training’ partner, being there with me everyday the past four months (943 miles away), like a guardian angel on my shoulder during my runs. The oddity of pairing one of the world’s fastest long distance runners with one of the world’s slowest has been a humbling experience for me.  Alicia has given so generously in developing a training & nutrition plan to fit my fitness level and to help me achieve my personal fitness goals. She treated me with the same respect as a top coach would give to an elite athlete.

Learning How To Recover Properly

Learning How To Recover Properly

By Brian Rosetti

Based on my experience as an athlete and a coach, one of the most overlooked components of a runner’s training plan is ‘recovery.’ Naturally, athletes are more focused on the work they must put in to reach their goals, not the time or habits necessary to recover from this work. Running is unlike any other sport in that the body needs more time to recover and bounce back than usual. If you don’t recover properly then chances are you’re going to get sick, under-perform or get injured. My first priority when working with runners is to keep them healthy, even if that means under-training them. The longer you stay healthy the more consistent you are and only after lengthy periods of consistent training is when real results come.