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Nick Hilton Wins The Disney Marathon

By | January 17th, 2020|Coach Profiles, Training Talk|

On a very warm/humid day VDOT Coach Nick Hilton took home his second victory at the Disney Marathon with a negative split. We asked Nick how he adjusted his strategy and managed the conditions in the race so well: Knowing that it might be warm and humid in Orlando, and since I live in a [...]

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 [...]

7-Min PR For Kevin

By | November 21st, 2019|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles|

"I could not have done this without awesome coaching from Alana. The VDOT training plus her positive vibes had me primed for a great race." - Kevin Curley "Coaching Kevin has been an exciting journey. We started working together as he prepared for the Lake Placid 1/2 Ironman in September. Then using his base from [...]

3:29 To 3:08 To 2:57

By | October 8th, 2019|Coach Profiles|

VDOT Coach Mike Sweeney cruised to an 11-minute PR at the St. George Marathon. Mike's negative split (out in 1:30:08, back in 1:27:18) placed him 19th in the M40 division. VDOT plans changed the game for me. Got me faster, helped me get certified and now help me create plans for my running clients. From [...]

The VDOT Marketplace Is Growing

By | September 24th, 2019|Coach Profiles, VDOT Marketplace|

Coaches from all over the world are choosing VDOT O2 to manage their athletes' training and grow their business. Here are the latest to set up a profile and offer private coaching on the VDOT Marketplace: Andrew Samuels is a certified personal trainer and NYC-based coach with Mile High Run Club. His services include in-person [...]

An Improbable Athletic Journey

By | August 29th, 2019|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles|

Editor's Note: Malindi Elmore's transition to the marathon was unlikely yet she finds herself competing for a spot in her second Olympics 15-years later. Her story is remarkable. Below we summarize and get a chance to ask her questions about this improbable athletic journey. After a standout career on the track at Stanford, Malindi made [...]

“Serves As An Excellent Motivator For My Athletes”

By | August 6th, 2019|Coach Profiles|

Featured Coach: Keith Pierce McKinney Boyd High School, Head Cross Country (boys and girls), Head Girls Track & Field16 years Coaching Texas Public High Schools1 Texas State Championship as Assistant Coach (2003 Krum High School)1 Texas Regional Championship as Head Coach (2014 Clyde High School)4 District Championships as Head Coach (Krum High School, Vandegrift High [...]

Don’t Wait For The Stars To Align

By | July 29th, 2019|Coach Profiles|

VDOT Coach Andrew Marshall set a new PR at Grandma's Marathon. His 2:54:45 was a 2-min PR surpassing his previous best set two years ago. His even pacing helped him get under his sub-2:55 goal. [Full Results] "Don't wait for the stars to align themselves - put in consistent mileage, surround yourself with people to [...]

My Marathon Experience, Part II (Pacing)

By | June 19th, 2019|Coach Profiles, Training Talk|

By Matt McClintock View Part I (The Taper and One Final Workout) here. PacingProper pacing is the single most important factor in running a successful marathon. Runners at all levels, from the everyday and sub-elite runners I coach to the highly specialized and trained athletes I race, make the same mistake of going out too [...]

My Marathon Experience, Part I

By | June 4th, 2019|Coach Profiles, Training Talk|

By Matt McClintock In December 2018, I ran my first marathon at the California International Marathon which served as the United States Championship for 2018. While walking away with an Olympic Trials Qualifier in 2:18:03 was on the low end of my expectations for the race, the entire experience, from training to racing, provided me [...]

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