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I Wanna be a Part of It: 2017 New York Marathon Training, Week Five

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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Life Gets in the Way (Part One)

If April, as the great poet T. S. Eliot maintained, is the cruelest month, then March, for me, was its polar opposite–blessed, munificent, generous to a fault. But as that other great poet, Bruce Springsteen, has observed, “you can’t walk … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans: Marine Corps Marathon 2016

It wasn’t the way I wanted to finish my 2016 running season. But this year’s Marine Corps Marathon ended up being an appropriate conclusion to such a frustrating, confusing and trying year. As I sit here, reflecting upon and analyzing the … Continue reading

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Rochester Half Marathon and MCM Training Update

Hard to believe, but my second Marine Corps Marathon is now only days away. With just one more hard workout to go, Maranoia is setting in. Massively. I think it’s because, unlike all of my previous marathons with the exception … Continue reading

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The Flat-Footed Fox’s MCM Predictor Challenge

Want to take part in a friendly competition, do something charitable AND make fun of the Flat-Footed Fox all at the same time? Well, of course you do! So why not join me and play the Flat-Footed Fox’s MCM Predictor … Continue reading

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Keep Moving Forward

Right after The Boilermaker, I went back on my next sixteen-week Hanson’s Program to prepare for Marine Corps Marathon number two. The northeast has been in the grip of a heatwave that has now lasted over two months, and the … Continue reading

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The Story of (the Other) Bruce and the Spider

I would have been about seven or eight when I first heard the story of Robert the Bruce and the spider. I remember I was at Whitehall Primary School at the time and that I was very upset and frustrated … Continue reading

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