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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 [...]

Three In Top 10 At NYC Half

By | March 26th, 2019|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles|

Daniel leads charge through Times Sq. Photo cred: Richard BrounsteinJohn second from right, Tim far right, Photo cred: Richard Brounstein VDOT athletes and coaches represented three of the top 10 spots at the NYC Half. Daniel Mesfun, fresh off his his record-breaking win at Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Half in 1:01:12 (over 2-min PR), led [...]

Coach Spotlight: John Raneri

By | March 12th, 2019|Coach Profiles|

John Raneri is a recent Olympic Trials Qualifier and coach on VDOT O2. This rising star has an incredible combination of talent, work ethic and a wise mental approach to his training. You can connect with John @raneri.john. Favorite Workout “I'm a fan of mixed intensity workouts. Take 3 mile, 2 mile, 1 mile at [...]

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