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Houston Marathon Recap: Tom Black Goes 2:31

By | January 19th, 2022|Athlete Profiles|

We chatted with Tom Black after his 2:31 personal best at the Houston Marathon last weekend. Tom lives and trains in New York City. You raced Boston in October and then Houston last weekend. Not a huge time between the two. How did you recover from Boston and soak up the Houston training? TB: After [...]

Athlete Insights: Becki Spellman

By | January 18th, 2022|Athlete Profiles, Training Talk|

In a continuing series, we are publishing interviews to gain insights from some of the top performers within the V.O2 community. We chatted with Becki Spellman who logged one of the highest VDOT performances of 2021 (60.4) with a 1:17:41 at the Detroit Half Marathon. Let's start with some background info. Where do you live [...]

Athlete Insights: Harvey Nelson

By | January 12th, 2022|Athlete Profiles, Training Talk|

In a continuing series, we are publishing interviews to gain insights from some of the top performers within the V.O2 community. We chatted with athlete and coach Harvey Nelson who logged one of the highest VDOT performances of the year (75.1) with his 2:14 at the 2021 Boston Marathon and the most mileage in 2021 [...]

Athlete Insights: Jon Mott

By | January 12th, 2022|Athlete Profiles, Training Talk|

In a continuing series, we are publishing interviews to gain insights from some of the top performers within the V.O2 community. We chatted with athlete and coach Jon Mott who logged some of the highest miles we saw on VDOT this year. He ran over 4,700 miles. Some Background Info (Name, where you live and [...]

I’m Focused On Gratitude And Mindfulness

By | March 24th, 2020|Athlete Profiles|

VDOT Coach John Raneri of group McKirdy Trained on grappling with the cancellation of the Boston Marathon and living through a pandemic... After hearing about Boston’s postponement I wasn’t surprised. But like many others in the following days my emotions caught up with me. This was a goal race. Hours of preparation, sweat, and data [...]

How Did Your Running Story Start?

By | February 26th, 2020|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles|

We're proud to have over 45 Olympic Trials Qualifiers in the marathon on our app. The story of VDOT started due to an Olympic pursuit and the search for how to train properly in the sport of running. In Atlanta we'll be celebrating the sport we love and the continuation of Dr. Jack Daniels' legacy. [...]

“This Race Was 25 Years In The Making!”

By | January 24th, 2020|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles|

Congratulations to VDOT Coach Malindi Elmore on setting a Canadian national record at the Houston Marathon. Version 3.0 (track, triathlon, marathon): So much for the 10,000 hour rule - this race was 25 years in the making! Millions of steps and thousands of races; from the highs of highs to lows of lows; from crushing [...]

Friends Stick Together

By | December 11th, 2019|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles|

The road to the Olympic Trials started with the trust of a friendship. Caleb Kerr will toe the line again with his former teammate and now coach in Atlanta. "My best friend and college teammate Caleb Kerr had surgery on BOTH his Achilles tendons for Haglund's syndrome in 2016. He spent almost a year without [...]

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