Saturday, September 24, 2022

Coach Kiprunning Testimonial: Tom

Tom recently ran in the 2022 Chasing the Unicorn Marathon, finishing in 3:30:28 for his first marathon finish. Here is his training testimonial.
I connected with Coach Wilson after suffering several overuse injuries when training on my own. He helped me recover from an injury and then skillfully brought my mileage up over time to a point that I didn’t think was possible when I was training on my own. Our work together culminated with a successful first marathon, and I am looking forward to working with him again next season to run an even better marathon time.

(See a complete list of trainee testimonials for Wilson Komen.)

Monday, September 19, 2022

2022 DC Half Marathon: Congratulations Kiprunners

Sunday's racing dual was a success! L'kel and Salvatore each set new PRs at the half marathon distance. L'kel finished in 1:59:34, shaving about five minutes off of her previous 2:04 record, and Salvatore came in at 1:24:19, down from his previous PR of 1:33:20.
L'kel running with her arms spread out as she strides through confetti that is coming down from the sky
Congratulations to all of the runners. Confetti for everyone!

Saturday, September 17, 2022

A New Racing Dual: 2022 DC Half Marathon

It has been quite some time since Coach Kiprunning has been involved in a racing dual. The wait, I am happy to say, is over, my friends.

This Sunday, two Coach Kiprunning trainees will participate in the DC Half Marathon.

L'kel is training for the 2022 New York Marathon, and she is using this Sunday's half as a tune-up race.

L'kel standing on a gravel running path flexing her biceps during a running workout
L'kel, flexing for the racing dual
Likewise, Salvatore is competing in this Sunday's half marathon.

Salvatore and Wilson Komen smiling about the dual

Coach Kiprunning wishes L'kel, Salvatore, and all of Sunday's runners the best of luck.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Coach Kiprunning Testimonial: Sarah Pihonak

Sarah Pihonak recently completed the New Haven Half Marathon in 1:55:58. Sarah has been training with Coach Komen for nearly two years, having started working with him in November of 2020. Here is her trainee testimonial:
Before starting training with Coach Wilson, my running training was not very organized, and I was injury prone. I was uncertain of how to build mileage effectively without getting injured. 

In November 2020 I signed up for a personalized half-marathon training program with Coach. 

Since I began training with Coach Wilson, I’ve been able to realize my goal of running a sub-2 hour half marathon, and have PR’d a full marathon.
photo of Sarah Pihonak running in a road race straight toward the camera

His training programs are very detailed and specific to the athlete and their skill level. My training consists of running 5 days a week, a mixture of easy, short runs, as well as faster, more intense runs and long run days; cross- and weight-training days are also scheduled each week. Coach is very accessible and available to answer any questions about the training program. He discussed a detailed race strategy for a half-marathon I ran recently under warm, humid conditions, and I was successfully able to achieve a PR. 

I know for certain I would not have been able to accomplish my running goals without his guidance and training, and I look forward to continuing to improve my race times in the future.

(See a complete list of trainee testimonials for Wilson Komen.) 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Kipresults: 2022 Chasing the Unicorn Marathon

Tom completed the 2022 Chasing the Unicorn Marathon in a time of 3:30:28 for his first marathon finish.

Tom a Coach Kiprunning Trainee running in the 2022 Chasing the Unicorn Marathon
Congratulations to Tom and to all of the race finishers!

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Good Luck Chasing the Unicorn Marathon Participants

Tom, a Coach Kiprunning trainee, will be participating in the 2022 Chasing the Unicorn Marathon.

Tom a Coach Kiprunning Trainee jogging on a paved elevated walkway

We wish him and all of the participants the best of luck. May you run many Boston qualifying times!

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Kipresults: 2022 New Haven Half Marathon

Sarah Pihonak ran well in the 2022 New Haven Half Marathon, finishing in a time of 1:55:58.

It was a humid day, eventually turning quite soggy in Washington, DC. Regardless, Sarah ran a great race, and we wish her a hearty congratulations.

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Kiprunning Profile: Sarah Pihonak

Sarah Pihonak has been working with Coach Komen since early 2021.

In that time, she has set personal records in the half and full marathon at 1:56:33 and 4:13:02 respectively.
Sarah Pihonak running in the 2021 Richmond Half Marathon
Sarah Pihonak running the 2021 Richmond Half Marathon

Tomorrow, Labor Day 2022, Sarah will be competing in the New Haven Half Marathon. We wish her the best of luck, and we hope all of tomorrow's runners have a great race.