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!

Amy Gordon Unfazed By Wind In New York

Congrats to our good friend/client Amy Gordon of New York, NY for finishing 77th female overall this past weekend at the NYC Marathon. Amy ran a new personal best of 3:07:47 on a not so fast course on a not so fast windy day. [Results] This was over 9 minutes faster than her previous best set almost three years ago.

Amy works with Run SMART hunk Vince Sherry.

Don Strout Sets 8th PR With Run SMART

When Run SMART client Don Strout signed up for private coaching his personal best for 10k was 54:54. This past weekend he lowered it once again to 46:36 at the Tour de Fleurs 10k in Dallas. This was Don’s 8th PR since he started working with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry last summer. To put Don’s progress into perspective he’s gone from around 4:19-4:20 marathon fitness to a potential of 3:32 in about a year.

Run SMART Retreat 2012: The Week That Was

By Erin Strout

Wise words and fascinating stories from an Olympian and her coach. Long runs on a few of the most-scenic trails in the country. Expert nutrition advice for athletes. Delicious dinners. New friends…and lots of fun. And who could forget the Grand Canyon?! The first of two Run SMART retreats in Flagstaff, Ariz., included all of that and more.

Part vacation, part running camp, the Run SMART Retreat experience left attendees rejuvenated and armed with the latest-and-greatest ingredients for a successful training season ahead (including endless amounts of GU products and Saucony gear).

Don Strout Sets 7th PR

Run SMART client Don Strout set his 7th PR since signing up for private coaching. He dropped more time off of his 5k best with a recent finish in 21:04. When Don joined Run SMART last summer his 5k PR was 24:17! #transformation

Don works with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry.

Lisa Menninger Sets New Half Marathon PR

Congrats to Run SMART client Lisa Menninger for setting a new PR at the ODDyssey Half Marathon. Her official time was 1:57:28, over two minutes faster than her previous best. [Full Results]

This is Lisa’s second PR while working with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry.

New PRs At Brooklyn Half Marathon

Run SMART clients Charlie Hartel and Rob DeLong set new PRs at the Brooklyn Half Marathon yesterday morning.

Hartel cruised to a new 4-minute PR marking the first time he’s ever dipped under 1:30. His official time was 1:29:13 (6:49 per mile). [Charlie’s Results] When Charlie signed up for coaching about 2.5 years ago his PR for a half was 1:44. In his best 10k at that point he averaged 7:36 per mile to give you an idea of what a huge transformation he’s made while working with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry.

This was Rob DeLong’s second half marathon ever. He finished in 1:50:43 just reaching his goal of 1:50:59 which gets him into one of the seeded corrals at the Chicago Marathon later this fall. [Rob’s Results] This was just over a six minute PR for Rob in less than two months since his last half and his 6th personal best since signing up for coaching in February. Rob works with Run SMART coach Brian Rosetti.

Lisa Menninger Drops Over 5 Minutes Off Broad St Best

Run SMART client Lisa Menninger finished this year’s Broad Street Run in 1:25:17. [Results] While bobbing and weaving her way through 30,000 plus runners Lisa still managed to take 5 minutes and 30 seconds off her time from last year! This puts her right on track to reach her goals at the Twin Cities Marathon in the fall.

Lisa works with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry.

“I Can’t Tell You How Much I Love This Training Program”

Proud to post more positive feedback to our growing Testimonials page. This comes from three-time training plan customer Karin Getz who continues to get faster and faster.

I can’t tell you how much I love this training program. When I started running, I had no idea what to do to get faster. I dropped 20 minutes from my PR at the Yuengling Half Marathon in March. Vince has been the greatest, always there with support and to answer my sometimes silly questions. Super excited to finish my first marathon!!!!