Episode 5 With Stephen Kersh

By |2020-04-29T11:00:33-04:00April 29th, 2020|Podcast Episodes|

Stephen Kersh is a co-founder and photographer at rabbitwolf creative. He’s a former collegiate runner for the University of Portland and Georgetown. Upon graduating from Georgetown, he headed west to Flagstaff, Arizona to pursue his dream of competing at the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials. Since then he’s called Flagstaff home, become a VDOT Coach and transitioned [...]

VDOT Challenge 3

By |2020-04-26T10:59:48-04:00April 26th, 2020|VDOT Challenge|

VDOT Challenge 3 (May 1-3), sponsored by CITIUS MAG. Participate Opt in at VDOT O2. Once you've opted in to virtual racing make sure to schedule your Challenge on your calendar. Health and safety must be paramount. Athletes are only allowed to participate in Challenges if current local health advisories/guidelines permit. Always follow VDOT Challenge [...]

Episode 4 With Blake Dircksen

By |2020-04-22T14:46:33-04:00April 22nd, 2020|Podcast Episodes|

Blake Dircksen is a licensed physical therapist at Bespoke Treatments in NYC. He's also a VDOT Coach and athlete at NYAC. He competed at Indiana University and received his Doctor of Physical Therapy at NYU.  Blake consults and treats a lot of athletes on VDOT O2 today. In this episode, we talk a lot about [...]

View VDOT Paces

By |2020-04-17T16:16:14-04:00April 17th, 2020|App Features, VDOT Calculator|

Athletes on VDOT O2 can now access and view all of their current VDOT paces and equivalent performances in one view. Click Paces in the bottom nav then swipe left to view and scroll down to view all of your VDOT Equivalents.

Episode 3 With Harvey Nelson

By |2020-04-15T11:40:56-04:00April 15th, 2020|Podcast Episodes|

Harvey Nelson graduated from Northern Arizona University in May of 2019 with a B.S. in Exercise Science. He was part of the 3-time NCAA National Championship cross country team and still resides and trains in Flagstaff, AZ.  We interviewed Harvey the night before the Olympic Trials in Atlanta one block from the start/finish. He was [...]

VDOT Challenge 2

By |2020-04-15T10:35:19-04:00April 15th, 2020|VDOT Challenge|

Challenge yourself. Challenge your friends. Challenge your community. Race weekend: April 17-19Distance: 1 mi and upCost: FREE Enter Challenge Follow the link and click Enter ChallengeConnect Garmin or Strava to your VDOT accountSchedule your raceEnter you race resultResults are published on Monday Sponsor/Prizes⁣ We're grateful to have Run Flagstaff sponsoring VDOT Challenge 2.⁣⁣⁣⁣Top overall VDOT scores [...]

Alan Johnston Scores Top VDOT

By |2020-04-09T10:42:30-04:00April 9th, 2020|VDOT Challenge|

Photo from past, not virtual race Alan Johnston, of Arizona, won the first ever VDOT Challenge with an 8:57 3k. His 66.7 VDOT was almost one point higher than the next competitor. VDOT: What were you training for before shutdowns took place? Alan: Before quarantine I'd been training to try to jump in some college [...]

Sam Yeager Wins First VDOT Challenge

By |2020-04-09T10:30:51-04:00April 9th, 2020|VDOT Challenge|

Sam Yeager was the overall female winner of the first ever VDOT Challenge. Her 35:46 scored a 59.2 VDOT and was technically the fastest she's ever run for 10k. VDOT: What were you training for before shutdowns took place? Sam: My key race for the spring was going to be the Azalea Trail 10k in [...]

Episode 2 With Malindi Elmore

By |2020-04-08T11:03:50-04:00April 8th, 2020|Podcast Episodes|

Malindi Elmore has been running competitively for over two decades and until recently was best known for her middle distance personal bests, national titles and qualifying for the Olympics in the 1500m. The 40-year-old native of Kelowna, British Columbia and mother of two boys had retired from competitive running but then got pulled back in [...]

Safety First

By |2020-04-03T16:22:55-04:00April 3rd, 2020|Announcements|

Here are some health and safety tips for runners exercising during the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety is paramount. All runners must lead by example and closely follow local health advisories/guidelines. If you can’t keep your distance, depending on your location, or when in doubt, we strongly advise staying at home until you’re able to do so. […]

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