Category Archives: The Flat-Footed Fox

#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

Posted in #runstreak, The Flat-Footed Fox | Tagged , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in The Flat-Footed Fox, Vagabond Shoes | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in The Flat-Footed Fox, Vagabond Shoes | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in The Flat-Footed Fox, Vagabond Shoes | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in The Flat-Footed Fox, Vagabond Shoes | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in The Flat-Footed Fox, Vagabond Shoes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in The Flat-Footed Fox, Vagabond Shoes | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in The Flat-Footed Fox, Vagabond Shoes | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in The Flat-Footed Fox, Vagabond Shoes | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in The Flat-Footed Fox | Tagged , , | 2 Comments