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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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Collaborative Effort

By | December 7th, 2018|Athlete Profiles|

It's no surprise Karen Dunn has set three PRs all within the past few months. The masters runner from Collegeville, PA is "extremely dedicated in her training and always brings it 100% on race day," says her coach Tim Jones. Karen and Tim are actually both VDOT Certified so Tim says "working with her is [...]

TeamWRK Makes The DreamWRK

By | September 18th, 2018|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles, Testimonials|

Jennifer Blalock improved her PR by 32-minutes and BQ'd at the Sri Chinmoy Marathon. Her official time was 3:26:02. [Full Results] Jenn trains with Coach Shayne of TeamWRK on the VDOT O2 app. All her hard work this past year paid off: "I hated every minute of training, but I said don't quit, suffer now and [...]

The Coach-Athlete Relationship Is Key

By | August 2nd, 2018|Athlete Profiles, Coach Profiles, Testimonials|

The coach-athlete relationship is key when training for optimal performance. It takes more than just good workouts and advice. Here's a great outcome as a result of understanding and appreciation from both sides of the relationship. VDOT athlete Bradley Geilfuss set a new PR by almost 6-minutes (1.6 VDOT points) at the Mountains 2 Beach [...]

Matt Nolan Flexing His Way Towards Sub-3

By | June 8th, 2017|Athlete Profiles|

Congrats to Matt Nolan of Barry's Bootcamp on his first BQ at the Buffalo Marathon. In the past 6-months he's lowered his marathon PR from 3:20:14 down to 3:03:36 on VDOT O2. @buffalomarathon we did it!! Huge personal #marathonPR for me by 12 minutes. Next up for Matt? He's going after sub-3 in Chicago. You [...]

The Absurdity Of A Sub-2-Hour Marathon

By | March 9th, 2017|VDOT Calculator|

I'm sure you've all heard by now that Nike is currently undergoing a project to facilitate a sub-2-hour marathon in the near future. Recently, they did a half marathon test run on a Formula One race track. Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya was the fastest runner of the day at 59:17, but according to Alex Hutchinson of Runner's [...]

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