Jose Sanchez Trevino Breaks 3-Hrs In Houston

Jose Sanchez Trevino of San Antonio reached his goal of breaking the 3-hr mark at the Houston Marathon earlier this month. Jose signed up for a 15-week plan with a 3:04:35 personal best hoping he could finally dip under.

His official time was 2:58:56, just two seconds off his VDOT training plan projected time! We obviously didn’t factor in the celebratory finish near the line ūüėČ Here are the official results. Even more impressive was his even pacing with a 1:29:05 split at the halfway mark. Congrats, Jose!

Presenting A New Distance Coaching Clinic And Certification

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The Run SMART Project presents the first ever VDOT O2 Coaching Clinic and Certification by Dr. Jack Daniels. This year’s special event will also feature coaching legend Frank Gagliano, aka “Gags”. Running coaches of all levels and stripes (high school, college, club, charity, private) are welcome to join us on Sat, March 21st in New York City.

As part of this coaching seminar each coach will have the opportunity to earn their VDOT Running Coach certification by passing Dr. Daniels’ online exam following the clinic. Each guest¬†will have up to three months to study the material covered by Dr. Daniels and can review Daniels’ Running Formula before taking the test. Pass and get certified by the “World’s Best Running Coach”!

To learn more and register for this event check out:  VDOT O2 Coaching Clinic

What’s Your Actual Marathon Race Pace?

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In 2013, Runner’s World published a piece by Amby Burfoot that concluded most runners are better off listening to their bodies versus following a formulaic pacing approach, according to a study he cites.

Amby reviews the marathon data and writes

The runners held their pace for 13.1 miles, but then slowed dramatically. But wait. We all know The Wall doesn’t hit you until 20 miles. There’s no physiological reasons for marathoners to suddenly fatigue at the halfway point. What gives? Why did the runners crash at 13.1 miles?

My guess: The runners were relying too heavily on high goal-setting, heart-rate monitors, GPS systems, equivalent-performance tables, and the like. In other words, they used one or several of these tools to pick a goal pace faster than their actual race-day fitness. That’s what we high-success, high-determination, Type A runners often do.

SpeedPass Season 2 Registration Now Open (NYC)

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SpeedPass, New York City’s¬†only custom group training option,¬†enters into its second season later this month.¬†Most local speedwork groups are fun and motivating but they lack personalization. Unlike other running group options in New York, SpeedPass provides custom workouts and paces (runners of all levels)¬†geared toward your current goal(s).¬†

SpeedPass ‚Äď Season 2

16 Weeks ($125)

  • Tuesday nights at 7pm, starting July 29th
    • Designed for those¬†training for a fall half and/or marathon
  • Thursday nights at 7pm, starting July¬†31st
    • Designed for those¬†who aren’t running marathon until the winter or spring
    • Designed for those who want to get faster for shorter races like the 5k/10k

Want Jack’s Calculator On Your Blog?

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Introducing the updated¬†Jack Daniels’ Running Calculator¬†now available as an IFrame for anyone to embed directly on their blog/website. Go ahead – it’s live! Enter a recent race performance below to calculate your current VDOT.

Now let your readers use it live right from your site and teach them how to effectively use this great training tool! With hundreds of thousands of users to date we’re excited to give other running blogs an opportunity to teach their readers how to take advantage of 40+ years of physiological data. Grab the code from our¬†calculator¬†page for your site. (Requires min. width of 544px).