Don Strout Sets 22-Minute Marathon PR

Run SMART client Don Strout of Grand Prairie, TX set a 22-minute PR at the Baltimore Marathon this past weekend. His official time was 3:57:40 (Full results). This marks Don’s third personal best since he signed up for private coaching this past summer.

Don works with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry. Congrats, guys!

Sakeenah Blumenfeld Sets PR At Primo’s Half Marathon

Run SMART client Sakeenah Blumenfeld of San Ramon, CA finished 6th in her age group at the Primo’s Run Half Marathon in 1:47:27 (8:12 per mile). (Full Results) This was a 28 minute improvement for Sakeenah on this course and a new PR for the distance by 4-minutes!

Sakeenah works with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry.

Michelle LaSala Drops Nine Minutes Off Marathon Best

Run SMART client Michelle LaSala has now dropped about 20 minutes off of her marathon PR in two years. Back in January of 2010 she dropped 10 minutes finishing the P.F. Chang’s Rock and Roll Marathon in 3:15:36. This past weekend she took almost another 10 minute chunk off her best finishing the Twin Cities Marathon in 3:06:31 (7:08 per mile)!

Michelle executed her race game plan brilliantly with a half marathon split of 1:32:45. She finished 44th overall out of 3,681 female finishers. You can check out the full results here.

Big congrats to Michelle and her longtime coach Vince Sherry on all the success.

Charlie Hartel Smashes Half Marathon PR

Run SMART client Charlie Hartel set his second straight PR in just a few weeks. At the Leaf Peepers Half Marathon in Waterbury, CT Charlie smashed his previous PR by 13 minutes finishing in 1:33:40. He was 55th overall out of 592 finishers. (Full Results). This was his 5th PR since joining Run SMART.

Next up for Charlie and coach Vince Sherry – the New York City Marathon!

Charles Hartel Lowers 4-Mile PR Again

Run SMART client Charlie Hartel signed up for coaching back in November of 2009 and has been working with coach Vince Sherry ever since. Before he joined The Project he had just run 50:16 (8:06 per mile) for 10k. Recently, he dropped 21 seconds off his 4-mile PR, the second time he’s lowered it since working with Vince, finishing in 25:46 (6:27 per mile). To see Charlie go from a guy averaging 8:06 per mile for 10k to 6:27’s for 4 miles is a huge transformation. He’s turning into quite the runner these days and we’re proud to see him continue to progress.

Next up, the New York City Marathon this November!

Don Strout Sets Another 10k PR

Run SMART client Don Strout set his second 10k PR since joining The Run SMART Project this past July. After only a few months of working with coach Vince Sherry Don has already dropped eight minutes off of his 10k personal best.

Last week in the WARR 10k Don dropped close to another four minutes off of his personal best finishing in 47:09 (7:35 per mile).

Don Strout Sets New 10k PR Under Extreme Conditions

Run SMART client Don Strout set a new 10k PR at The Hottest Half 10k in Dallas, TX. The event lived up to its name with 90% humidity and an average high close to 100 degrees! Regardless, Don was not afraid, and managed to drop four minutes off his personal best finishing second in the 40-44 age group in 50:56 (8:11 per mile). Full results.

Don works with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry.

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.

Michelle LaSala Sets Half Marathon PR In Eugene

Run SMART client Michelle LaSala set a personal best at the Eugene Half Marathon in Eugene, OR. LaSala was 23rd female out of 2,573 in 1:29:13, a PR by one minute and 15 seconds! (Full Results)

Michelle has been working with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry since 2007. In the last 14 months she has run 1:39, 1:35, 1:30 and now 1:29 for the half marathon.

Michelle LaSala Runs Fastest Time In Over A Decade

Run SMART client Michelle LaSala ran her fastest 5k time in over a decade at the Zoo Zoom 5k in Sacramento, CA. Michelle was the second female overall in 19:23 (6:15 per mile), almost 40 seconds faster than her time last year in the same race. Full results here.

Michelle works with Run SMART coach Vince Sherry. Nice work, guys! Sub 19:00 next?