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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 [...]

Sue McDonald Sets American Record

By | March 7th, 2019|Coach Profiles|

VDOT Coach Sue McDonald crushed the field at the U.S. Indoor Masters Track & Field Championships. Sue walked away with the title and a new American Record in the W55 800m run. Her official result was 2:30.49, just over 1-second faster than the previous record set back in 2007, and 6-seconds faster than her next [...]

Coach Spotlight: Michael Crouch

By | February 27th, 2019|Coach Profiles|

Favorite Workout “One of my favorite workouts is Jack Daniels' cruise intervals at threshold pace. Whether it’s 8 by 1 mile with a moderate 400-meter jog for the more advanced runner, or 6 by 6 minutes with a 2-minute easy jog for more of a beginner athlete, this is a huge fitness-building workout that challenges [...]

Leah Rosenfeld: Finding Balance And Consistency

By | February 18th, 2019|Coach Profiles|

Favorite Workout “I get most excited for Repetition work. One of the most memorable Repetition workouts I ran was last outdoor track season: 20 x 300m with a 2-minute walk/jog recovery. I literally looked at the workout and laughed because I thought if I could run my 1500-meter pace for 6000 meters in total distance, [...]

Coach Spotlight: James McKirdy

By | February 12th, 2019|Coach Profiles|

Favorite Workout “A workout I love because it teaches pace control is three miles at Threshold, one mile at Interval pace, two miles at Threshold, one mile Interval, and finishing with six by 400 meters at Repetition pace. All with a two to three minute walk between. While time at effort isn’t incredibly long, it [...]

All Around Rock Star

By | January 31st, 2019|Coach Profiles|

VDOT Coach Malindi Elmore's marathon "debut" (she has run 2:59 at the end of an Ironman) in Houston has gotten a lot of attention. The 38-year-old mother of two was the only non-full-time runner to crack the top 10 with an official time of 2:32:10. [Official Results] Apparently, training and running a fast marathon isn't [...]

Run With Gina

By | January 29th, 2019|Coach Profiles, Testimonials|

Gina Mauricio is now in her second year using VDOT O2 to manage her clients. During that time her business has gone from a handful of recreational runners to over 50 ranging from 29-75 years of age. In the last year her coaching has produced multiple personal bests and BQs. "It has been a blast [...]

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