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A Collaborative Effort

By | December 7th, 2018|Athlete Profiles|

It's no surprise Karen Dunn has set three PRs all within the past few months. The masters runner from Collegeville, PA is "extremely dedicated in her training and always brings it 100% on race day," says her coach Tim Jones. Karen and Tim are actually both VDOT Certified so Tim says "working with her is [...]

Coaches Need Coaches Too

By | November 28th, 2018|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles|

John Raneri, athlete and coach for McKirdy Trained, qualified for his second Olympic Trials at the Columbus Half Marathon. The 26-year-old from New Fairfield, CT finished 2nd overall in a new PR of 1:03:49. [Full Results] Afterwards, John reflected on his race and gave thanks to his coach: As James and I discussed, we decided [...]

Jeanne Mack’s Journey To The Olympic Trials

By | October 25th, 2018|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles|

By Stephen Kersh Jeanne Mack’s journey to a 2:39 Olympic-Trials-qualifying marathon was anything but smooth. What culminated in a superb day of racing and execution for Jeanne, was preceded by injury flare-ups, a summer (read: hot and dreadfully humid) move to New York City, and a struggle to slip into that beautiful, smooth marathon training [...]

TeamWRK Makes The DreamWRK

By | September 18th, 2018|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles, Testimonials|

Jennifer Blalock improved her PR by 32-minutes and BQ'd at the Sri Chinmoy Marathon. Her official time was 3:26:02. [Full Results] Jenn trains with Coach Shayne of TeamWRK on the VDOT O2 app. All her hard work this past year paid off: "I hated every minute of training, but I said don't quit, suffer now and [...]

“I Felt Strong And Ran With Confidence”

By | August 7th, 2018|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles|

We love featuring great teamwork on the blog. Lillian Park and VDOT Coach Leah Rosenfeld have developed a great coach-athlete relationship over the past year and a half. This weekend Lillian's PR streak continued with a new personal best at the Juneau Half Marathon. It's clear the trust and respect they have for each other [...]

The Coach-Athlete Relationship Is Key

By | August 2nd, 2018|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles, Testimonials|

The coach-athlete relationship is key when training for optimal performance. It takes more than just good workouts and advice. Here's a great outcome as a result of understanding and appreciation from both sides of the relationship. VDOT athlete Bradley Geilfuss set a new PR by almost 6-minutes (1.6 VDOT points) at the Mountains 2 Beach [...]

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