A Learning Experience

By |2020-11-11T15:25:15-05:00November 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Romayn Richards got a BQ in his first marathon attempt but learned a lot along the way… I completed my first ever half marathon on 09/19/2020, with an unofficial time of 1:26:43 (per Garmin), and instantly decided I wanted to try running a full marathon. I figured if I was going to run a marathon, […]

“You’ve Gone And Done It Again!”

By |2020-03-20T15:37:03-04:00March 20th, 2020|Clients, Results|

Charles Whobrey finished 121st out of over one thousand in the M50 age group… I just wanted to write and say “you’ve gone and done it again!” I spent most of the LA Marathon cursing you guys thinking: “no way can I keep this up for 26.2” but I sucked it up and toughed it […]

How Did Your Running Story Start?

By |2020-02-26T13:26:27-05:00February 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. [...]

“I Had More In The Tank When I Finished!”

By |2019-10-08T11:43:58-04:00October 8th, 2019|Clients, Results|

Stephanie Tang set her second straight marathon PR, conquering the late climb at Twin Cities with a negative split (first half 1:45:54 vs second half 1:44:36). A huge congrats to my teammates and thanks to New York Flyers for your support, and The Run SMART Project for the great coaching, as always! I honestly felt great the […]

Jorge Ospina Hits 2:52 In Berlin

By |2019-10-03T12:32:49-04:00October 3rd, 2019|Clients, Results|

Longtime Run SMART Project client Jorge Ospina of Detroit, MI ran 2:52:03 at the Berlin Marathon. [Full Results] This marks Jorge’s third fastest marathon ever and within 2 minutes of his personal best set six years ago. Thanks again for a great training cycle. Even though I did not break 2:50 I am very happy […]

An Improbable Athletic Journey

By |2019-09-02T15:06:31-04:00August 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 |2019-08-20T11:58:05-04:00June 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 [...]

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