2017 Spring Racing – Client Accomplishments

Spring 2017 Racing season is just around the corner!   We have clients running several races this spring, including the Illinois Marathon and multiple clients in the Chicagoland Spring Marathon and Half Marathon races.   Stay tuned for their results!

Here are several clients preparing for Spring racing by participating in the Winter RunSMART strength training class for runners:

RunSMART2017

The Spring Session of RunSMART starts Saturday April 1register here for Spring RunSMART.

2016 Fall Racing – Client Accomplishments:

Dive instructor training in Bali

Jerry is training to be a dive master/diving instructor in Bali this winter.  His first week:   “This has been one exhausting week. Diving 2 to 3 hours a day 6 days a week.  Working 12 hour days – all physical work.   Pretty much like being at the gym for hours on end.   My fellow interns are in their early 20s.   I could not keep up with the 20 somethings if not for your training sessions with me.”  By the way, Jerry is 70 years old!   Way to go Jerry!

A March update – Jerry achieved Master Diver status and is working on Dive Master/Instructor over this next month.  Jerry is the oldest to attempt this qualification by over ten years.  Jerry said “Can’t thank YOU enough for keeping me focused through all of your training.  THANKS COACH !!!!!”.

Jerry we are so proud of you!


Jerry on left leading a diving group

Jerry’s fellow dive instructor interns in Bali

Schaumburg Turkey Trot Half Marathon and 5K

Peter ran the Schaumburg Turkey Trot Half Marathon in 1:35.  Catherine ran the Schaumburg Turkey Trot 5K.   Great job Peter and Catherine!

Bonfield Express 5K

Michelle was 9th out of 415 in her age group!  Connie was 3rd in her age group!  Great job Michelle and Connie!

Lisle Turkey Trot Tune-up

Peter was 5th overall and 1st in his age group at the Lisle Turkey Trot Tune-up!   Catherine was 3rd in her age group at the Turkey Trot Tune-up!   Great job on a cold day!

Universal Sole November Trail Challenge

Michelle won her age group at the  Universal Sole November Trail Challenge. “It was wicked hilly but my work is paying off.”


Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon

Michelle completed the Naperville Marathon, improving her PR by over 1 hour!


Peter completed the Naperville Marathon with his second sub 3:30 marathon this Fall!   Peter said “I am happy – thanks for your help and support”.


Mary completed the Naperville Half Marathon, improving her PR by 6 minutes!


Jerry completed the Naperville Half Marathon, his first Half Marathon at age 70!  Jerry said “thank you for everything – you are a great coach”.


Connie and Sharon both completed the Naperville Half Marathon with excellent times!

Congratulations to all of you!

Chicago Marathon


Joe completed his First Marathon at the Chicago Marathon in a great time of 4:01.   Congratulations Joe!  Joe said “Laurie helped me through my first half marathon and now my first marathon. She has been through it many times and will help you achieve your best!”

Diane completed her third Chicago Marathon!    Diane said “At 1 pm today I was definitely never running another Marathon – At 3 pm I was developing a strategy for 2017 Marathon. Marathons are a marvelous thing.   Thanks Laurie for the personal training and the RunSMART classes to help get me here today.”

Keith completed another Chicago Marathon this year.  Great work!

Fox Valley Marathon


Mary ran the Fox Valley Marathon in 4:32 – she set a PR by 1 hour!   Amazing job!  Mary said “Thanks so much Laurie!  I couldn’t have done it without you!!   Thanks for being at the Finish Line!!”


Peter ran the Fox Valley Marathon in 3:30. 

Michelle ran the Fox Valley 20 miler in 3:26.  She’s all ready for her Naperville Marathon!

Naperville Trails Half Marathon

Peter was 10th overall and 1st in his age group at the Naperville Trails Half Marathon.  Awesome start to the Fall Racing Season!

Chicago Muckfest 5K

Wally participated in the Chicago Muckfest 5K again this year.  Here he is leading his team through one of the obstacles!