The Run S.M.A.R.T Project


The Run S.M.A.R.T Project is based on the training plans and wisdom of Dr. Jack Daniels – named "World's Best Running Coach" by Runner's World. Coach Daniels is a world renowned exercise scientist and has coached runners to 31 individual titles, 130 All America awards, 8 NCAA Division III titles and numerous athletes at the Olympics. Oh he’s also a 2-time medalist in the Olympic Pentathlon.

Coach Daniels' training philosophy is based on individual fitness and there is no “one size fits all”. As outlined in his running bible “Daniels' Running Formula” his unique training philosophies are based on his revolutionary invention (VDOT), which helps assess fitness and prescribes individualized training paces for all runners.

How does it work?

It’s as simple as simple can be:

  • Step 1: Register for the race and get your training plan discount code
  • Step 2: Select your custom training plan option (see below)
  • Step 3: Enter your discount code
  • Step 4: Customize your plan by entering your past training and racing data
  • Step 5: In a few days a coach will customize your training plan and upload to your VDOT O2 calendar.

THE RUN S.M.A.R.T PROJECT AND Bajaj Allianz Pune Half Marathon

For the first time in India we are privileged to offer a free customized training plan for all applicants in the 10K and Half marathon race categories. APG Running, the promoter of the Bajaj Allianz Pune Half Marathon, has partnered with The Run S.M.A.R.T Project, a leading online coaching group with thousands of success stories worldwide.

Using this plan is extremely simple and is based on your individual fitness and recent race performances. Click here to learn how it works. After you apply to run either the 10K or Half Marathon race categories at the Bajaj Allianz Bajaj Allianz Pune Half Marathon apply your discount code to one of the following plan options: