This past summer we wrote about Tebello's backstory and becoming the highest VDOT performer on our app leading up to the World Championships. His incredible journey continued with a fourth place finish in Budapest, which qualified him for the Paris Olympics. Despite very challenging conditions Tebello set a new PR of 2:09:57, also the fastest [...]
Bradley Geilfuss is now faster than his 26-year-old self. His sub-18 virtual 5k smashes a 20-year-old PR. He’s now set a PR in every distance from the mile to the marathon under the guidance of coach Gary Berard. Don’t let the pandemic get you down. Keep training. Challenge yourself.
Charles Whobrey finished 121st out of over one thousand in the M50 age group… I just wanted to write and say “you’ve gone and done it again!” I spent most of the LA Marathon cursing you guys thinking: “no way can I keep this up for 26.2” but I sucked it up and toughed it […]
Stacey Kincaid set a new PR at the Chicago Marathon. Her time placed her 14th in the F40 age group. [Results] Even more impressive was her pace management with a first half split of 1:27:11. Stacey works with Run SMART Project coach Ann Alyanak. I couldn’t be happier with Ann and the coaching. She’s a […]
Shelby Harris of Briarcliff Manor, NY set a new PR and BQ at the Chicago Marathon with very even pacing. Her coach, Ann Alyanak, was proud of how well she paced, out in 1:49:18 and back in 1:49:29. [Full Results] The experience working with Ann was awesome and I’m so grateful for it. Thanks!
Michel Werthenschlag trains with our NYC Marathon Training Program via the NY Flyers. All his consistency and hard work is starting to pay off. “Felt great! This was my lifetime half marathon PR and I didn’t even try that hard. I tried to keep a 7:12 pace for the first half and then realized I could […]
Stephanie Tang set her second straight marathon PR, conquering the late climb at Twin Cities with a negative split (first half 1:45:54 vs second half 1:44:36). A huge congrats to my teammates and thanks to New York Flyers for your support, and The Run SMART Project for the great coaching, as always! I honestly felt great the […]
Longtime Run SMART Project client Jorge Ospina of Detroit, MI ran 2:52:03 at the Berlin Marathon. [Full Results] This marks Jorge’s third fastest marathon ever and within 2 minutes of his personal best set six years ago. Thanks again for a great training cycle. Even though I did not break 2:50 I am very happy […]
Stefano Battaglia set a new PR and exceeded his goal/VDOT projected time in Rome: I just completed your 12 week half-marathon program. I’m very happy to tell you that I (we) achieved the goal to complete Rome half-marathon via Pacis in 1:42:50, better than planned. The course is a bit longer than 13.1 miles so […]
If you asked Ben Kassel just 6-months ago if he could run a 2:38 marathon he would have said you were crazy. He only started running a few years ago with the intention of losing weight. He weighed 300 lbs and didn’t enjoy running until he did his first race. “Most of the reason I […]