Connect Your VDOT Calendar With Garmin

We’re pleased to announce that VDOT O2 is now capable of importing your Garmin Connect training data. This is a great new feature for the training calendar app we use to upload workouts to our clients.

You can learn more about all the recent updates to VDOT O2 here. Below, watch the video tutorial on how to connect your Garmin to your calendar. If you have any questions email us or connect with your coach.

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“I Feel Great And Usually Finish Workouts With A Little Bit Left”

Shannon Siragusa was kind enough to let us share her feedback as she follows her custom Jack Daniels’ 15-week Marathon Plan on VDOT O2. We loved her comments because Jack’s methodology with VDOT is to find the max benefit for the least amount of stress on the body. We know someone is training properly when they allude to the fact that the workouts are hard but doable.

New Training Plan Options Available

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We’re excited to announce two new training plan products available on the VDOT O2 Training Calendar.

1. 3k Training – 12 Weeks – $55

Many high school athletes/coaches and masters runners have already started customizing Jack’s 3k/3200m plans for the upcoming outdoor track season. Sample week of training:

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2. Half Marathon – 12 Weeks – $55

What’s Your VDOT?

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Today we launched the VDOT Running Tee, designed by Dr. Jack Daniels. Read Jack’s backstory, follow the link and find out what level your top race performance earns in the VDOT scale.

VDOT Calculator On Android

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Our VDOT Calculator has gone mobile! If you have an Android phone you can now download our FREE app in the Google Play store.

Expect the iPhone version in the App Store sometime in early March.

Become A Faster Runner With Andrew Bumbalough

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NEW YORK (June 11th, 2014) — Professional distance runner Andrew Bumbalough has teamed up with legendary coach Dr. Jack Daniels and The Run SMART Project to offer his 5k training plan to the world. Bumbalough, the 2013 U.S. Road 5k Champion, has unveiled all of his training secrets to help other runners get faster.

Competitive distance runners of all ages can now do the same workouts as Bumbalough but at the appropriate paces thanks to Daniels and his famous VDOT formulas. On your VDOT training calendar you also get to watch videos of Bumbalough training and providing tips while you follow your plan.

“Until yesterday, I could not see myself running a full marathon.”

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The Running Jones (@TheRunningJones) wrote up a great review of our new training calendar VDOT O2. We’re excited to be part of his journey back into marathon shape after “10 years of of pizza, cheeseburgers, and ice cream.”

I’ve referred to the Daniels Running Formula book for years, but it’s a completely different experience to have a training plan that was designed by Dr. Jack Daniels and custom-tailored for me by the coaches at The Run SMART Project.  I don’t have to be the expert.  My entire Jack Daniels 15-Week Marathon training schedule, including my goal race, is loaded right into the VDOT O2 App.

Until yesterday, I could not see myself running a full marathon.  I’ve run five marathons, but the last one was ten years ago.  Yesterday I felt like I took a quantum leap in fitness.  I ran my entire twelve miles at an average of 9:10 per mile, slightly faster than my target pace of 9:14.  I had to keep myself from going too fast.  I didn’t stagger in on dead legs a few minutes per mile slower than when I started as I had done on my last few long runs, which were at least a mile shorter than this one.  Yesterday I could finally see myself running a full marathon.

Full review here.

Run SMART Rebranded

Scientific Approach

Last year our team began the arduous process of developing a custom login training app – VDOT O2 – which is also the new platform for our online coaching services. During that process we dug deep and decided it was time to rebrand. Today, we are thrilled to finally share the latest updates with you.

A Fresh New Look
We’re bringing in the new year with a sleek new look thanks to the almighty Sascha Mombartz! We apologize to any longtime Run SMART fans now suffering from whiplash upon seeing the new homepage! It’s a big change but what we’re attempting to do is quite the undertaking.