2017 Fall Racing – Client Accomplishments

Lisle Turkey Trot Tune-up 5K

Tony, Catherine and Carolyn ran the Lisle Turkey Trot Tune-up 5K. Carolyn was 4th in her age group!  Tony finished 4th in his age group.   Great job in Tony’s first year racing!

New York City Marathon

Congratulations Peter and Wally on completing the New York City Marathon  Great Job!

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon **New Marathon PR!**

Congratulations Paul on a PR of 3:06:17 at the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon!   Great run! – a PR by 2 minutes.  Paul really noticed a delay in leg fatigue compared to previous races due to our strength training program implemented over the last few months.   He is excited to see what the strength training does for 2018!

Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon

Karl completed the Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon in 4:02!   Second 4:02 performance of the year!

Naperville Half Marathon

One week after her marathon, Mary completed the Naperville Half Marathon.   Great job Mary – now you can rest!

PNC Milwaukee Marathon

Congratulations to Mary on an awesome 4:37 at the PNC Milwaukee Marathon in windy (30mph) conditions.  Great rebound after running Fox Valley a month ago in hot conditions.  Great work!  Was she happy she did this 2nd race in 4 weeks? “So so happy!!  got out of my comfort zone.  The course was beautiful. Thanks for all the encouragement.  I needed that push.”

Chicago Marathon

Congratulations to Paul, Diane, Michelle, Bill, John and Carolyn on completing the Chicago Marathon this past weekend.   Great Job!  Diane said she was “grateful for another Marathon finished Running & with a Smile.”  After the race, Bill, a new RunSMART participant, was amazed at his fast post-marathon recovery: “My legs feel awesome – best recovery ever from a marathon.  The day after the marathon felt like a week post marathon.”   Michelle enjoyed her first Chicago Marathon experience: “I gotta say – it was very cool.”

Fox Valley Marathon **2nd in age group – Marathon!**

Peter, Karl and Mary completed the Fox Valley Marathon in brutally hot conditions today.   Karl was 2nd in his age group – not bad for his First Marathon in over 40 years!   Karl has battled injuries over the years but after working with him the past 2 years he trained for and completed the marathon pain-free!  Great job Karl!  Michelle completed the 20 miler in preparation for the Chicago Marathon in October.

Route 66 Half Iron Man 

Peter completed the Route 66 Half Ironman today in 5:42 and was 8th in his age group.   Great Job Peter on your first Half Ironman Triathlon!

Pedal across Wisconsin Northwoods

Susan completed the Pedal across Wisconsin Northwoods (a 350 mile, 7 day trip) this past week.   Great job Susan!

2017 Spring Racing – Client Accomplishments

Mackinac Sailing Race

Jerry and his team on the Providence were 3rd overall and 2nd in their Section at the Mackinac Sailboat race.  Great Job Jerry!

River Grove FOP 5K

Congratulations to Karl on 1st place in his age group and 8th place overall!    His time was 21:27.   Tony and Colin also completed the race today.   This was Tony’s first race!  Great job!

Ridge Run 10K

Diane ran the Ridge Run 10K on Memorial Day.  Good job!

Soldier Field 10 Miler

Michelle had a 13 minute PR at the Soldier Field 10 mile race.   Great job Michelle!

Chicagoland Spring Marathon and Half-Marathon

Peter ran his 2nd Boston Qualifying time this year at the Chicagoland Spring Marathon.   His time of 3:23 gave him 8th in his age group.   Great job Peter!
Peter said, “my body managed the race well and nothing is injured – thanks to your RunSMART class and your personal training.”    Read about Peter’s road to Boston Qualifying success.

Karl was 2nd in his age group at the Chicagoland Spring Half Marathon in 1:39.   This was Karl’s first race in about 40 years.   Great job Karl!   Your journey back to running has just started!  Karl said, “It was a great experience and alot of fun.  I’m looking forward to entering more races.  Thank you for all you have done to help me.”     Read more about Karl’s journey back to pain-free, competitive running here.

Diane was 3rd in her age group at the Chicagoland Spring Half Marathon.   Great job Diane!   Read about Diane’s 20 year road to the marathon.

Mary was 5th in her age group at the Chicagoland Spring Half Marathon.   Great job Mary!   Read Mary’s Injury Recovery and Marathon story.

Cinco de Miler

Congratulations Michelle on a. PR and 11th in age group at the Cinco de Miler.   Read about Michelle’s journey to becoming a marathoner.

Illinois Marathon

Peter ran a Boston-Qualifying Time of 3:24 at the Illinois Marathon.   Peter ran a great race with even splits.   Congratulations!  Great Job!

Catherine completed the 10K at the Illinois Marathon.    Catherine has been recovering from injury so the 10K completion was a great milestone.   Congratulations!

Naperville Women’s Half Marathon

Mary completed the Naperville Women’s Half Marathon in 2:04 – great time!  Mary had been experiencing some IT band pain and we worked last week on a corrective exercise program.  Mary’s comment:  “The exercises really helped!   Thanks.”

Sharon completed the Morton Arboretum Champion of Trees 10K.   Great start to your spring racing season!

Congratulations Wendy on completing the Boston Marathon in 4:30 on a very warm day – great job!

Connie was 1st in her age group and Michelle was 2nd in her age group at the Mustang Trot 5K.  Great way to start the season Connie and Michelle!

Later this Spring we have clients running several races, including the Boston Marathon, the Illinois Marathon, the Naperville Women’s Half Marathon, the Soldier Field 10 miler and multiple clients in the Chicagoland Spring Marathon and Half Marathon races.   Stay tuned for their results!  If you have been running indoors and/or have been off of running all winter, check out my new article on Transitioning into Spring Running.

Many clients are preparing for Spring and Summer racing by participating in the Winter RunSMART strength training class for runners.  The Spring Session of RunSMART started Saturday April 1 but you can still register for the remaining sessions or for the Summer Sessions starting Saturday May 20  – register here for RunSMART.