Category Archives: The Flat-Footed Fox
#runstreak Days 76-78: The New York City Half Marathon
I was even more of a nervous nelly than usual before the United Airlines NYC Half, my first race of 2018.
#runstreak Day 40: It’s Just a Number
Forty days. Today, I’m celebrating the continuation of my longest ever run streak.
#runstreak Day 13: The Streak Begins
Saturday’s run totally sucked. I headed out the door around 1:30 PM, hoping that the weather had warmed up just a little and that the snowplows in the Town of Irondequoit had removed at least some of the 14″ of … Continue reading
Top of the Heap: The 2017 New York City Marathon (Part Two)
I read, and listened to, a lot of advice in the build up to the big day. Most of it, especially the stuff about not going out too fast, I heeded. I took my own sweet time over the Verrazano … Continue reading
Top of the Heap: The 2017 New York City Marathon (Part One)
In the end, it was everything I had hoped it would be. It was one of those days when it all went right — one of those days that will stay with me for the rest of my life. From … Continue reading
Leaving Today: 2017 New York Marathon Training, Week 15
And just like that, it’s taper week. A mere seven days remain until I join the throngs pounding the pavements of New York. Maranoia is setting in. For me, this year, that means two things: endlessly picking apart my training to … Continue reading
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.
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
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
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