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Coach Spotlight: Michael Crouch

By | February 27th, 2019|Coach Profiles|

Favorite Workout “One of my favorite workouts is Jack Daniels' cruise intervals at threshold pace. Whether it’s 8 by 1 mile with a moderate 400-meter jog for the more advanced runner, or 6 by 6 minutes with a 2-minute easy jog for more of a beginner athlete, this is a huge fitness-building workout that challenges [...]

Leah Rosenfeld: Finding Balance And Consistency

By | February 18th, 2019|Coach Profiles|

Favorite Workout “I get most excited for Repetition work. One of the most memorable Repetition workouts I ran was last outdoor track season: 20 x 300m with a 2-minute walk/jog recovery. I literally looked at the workout and laughed because I thought if I could run my 1500-meter pace for 6000 meters in total distance, [...]

Coach Spotlight: James McKirdy

By | February 12th, 2019|Coach Profiles|

Favorite Workout “A workout I love because it teaches pace control is three miles at Threshold, one mile at Interval pace, two miles at Threshold, one mile Interval, and finishing with six by 400 meters at Repetition pace. All with a two to three minute walk between. While time at effort isn’t incredibly long, it [...]

All Around Rock Star

By | January 31st, 2019|Coach Profiles|

VDOT Coach Malindi Elmore's marathon "debut" (she has run 2:59 at the end of an Ironman) in Houston has gotten a lot of attention. The 38-year-old mother of two was the only non-full-time runner to crack the top 10 with an official time of 2:32:10. [Official Results] Apparently, training and running a fast marathon isn't [...]

Run With Gina

By | January 29th, 2019|Coach Profiles, Testimonials|

Gina Mauricio is now in her second year using VDOT O2 to manage her clients. During that time her business has gone from a handful of recreational runners to over 50 ranging from 29-75 years of age. In the last year her coaching has produced multiple personal bests and BQs. "It has been a blast [...]

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 [...]

An Interview With Matt McClintock

By | October 30th, 2018|Coach Profiles, VDOT Marketplace|

Matt McClintock is one of the latest coaches to become VDOT Certified by Dr. Jack Daniels. He recently published his coaching profile and training products on the VDOT Marketplace. Matt was an All-American at Purdue University, where he earned a B.S. in Movement and Sport Science. He now runs professionally for Reebok ZAP Fitness, a non-profit training [...]

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 [...]

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