Jennie Nichols lives and trains in Sachse, Texas, and her most recent race was the Chicago Marathon. How was your training leading up to the race? My training was awesome. I have never been an athlete and got into running toward the end of 2020. Melissa King became my coach at the beginning of 2022 [...]
Jennifer Conner lives and trains in Westfield, IN. She chose to run the Chicago Marathon because she narrowly missed breaking 4 hours for the first time in Berlin two weeks prior. How was your training leading up to the race? I had a great training cycle, though I always feel like I struggle a bit [...]
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!
By Stephen Kersh Jeanne Mack’s journey to a 2:39 Olympic-Trials-qualifying marathon was anything but smooth. What culminated in a superb day of racing and execution for Jeanne, was preceded by injury flare-ups, a summer (read: hot and dreadfully humid) move to New York City, and a struggle to slip into that beautiful, smooth marathon training [...]