Category Archives: The Flat-Footed Fox

Spreading the News: 2017 New York Marathon Training, Week 13

The Four Stages of Marathon Training: Stage 1) I’m really doing this! Stage 2) I suppose I’d better do this. Stage 3) Do I really have to do this? Stage 4) Time to finish this. Advertisements

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The Very Heart of It: 2017 New York Marathon Training, Week 11

There’s one universally acknowledged rule all marathon runners adhere to: never do anything new or different on race day. During training, though, it’s good to experiment and learn from your trials and errors, especially when those experiments are conducted during … Continue reading

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These Little Town Blues: 2017 New York Marathon Training, Week 9

46 days to go. The intensity of the training is ramping up. Two 16-mile long runs are already behind me, and my tune-up half marathon is in the books. I am still healthy and, for the most part, running fast … Continue reading

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I Wanna Be a Part of It: 2017 New York Marathon Training, Week 5

Hard to believe, but it’s now less than 80 days until the 2017 New York City Marathon. I’m back on the Hanson’s Training Method once again (with a few alterations, which I’ll explain below). It’s still early yet, of course, but … Continue reading

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Vagabond Shoes: The 2017 New York City Marathon Training Blog and ER&D Fundraiser

C’mon. You know the words. Sing along with me. Betcha end up sounding like Ol’ Blue Eyes by the end … Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today. I want to be a part of it, New York, New York. … Continue reading

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Not With My Body, But With My Head and Heart: Boilermaker 2017

I’ve documented my love affair with the Utica Boilermaker extensively in these pages. I’ve written about my 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 runs in various posts, devoted entire posts to my participation in 2015, and 2016‘s races, and even written the locally viral 15(K) Reasons to … Continue reading

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Life Gets in the Way (Part Two): The 2017 Flower City Half Marathon

Nine marathons. Nine half marathons. Eight Boilermakers. You might say I’m an experienced runner, but I would say I don’t feel like it most of the time. You might say I’ve seen a lot, but I would say that I … Continue reading

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