A Quarter-Mile With New York Athletic Club

Jerry Faulkner, NYAC

Ahead of the NYRR Team Championships, we’re featuring a club that is always highly ranked in our club standings for this edition of A Quarter-Mile With.

Name: Jerry Faulkner

Club: New York Athletic Club

Fartlek or tempo? Tempo is the best workout to estimate marathon pace and to know if you are in good shape.

Favorite NYRR race?
TCS New York City Marathon.

Favorite race distance? 26.2 miles.

Favorite distance to run? Ten miles.

Running hero?
Tom Fleming.

Post-race meal? Italian sausage and spaghetti.

Cold-weather or warm-weather running?
The hotter the better. Or as I call it, poor man’s altitude training.

Treadmills: yay or nay?
Treadmills are against my religion.

Most exotic place you’ve run? Tokyo for the Tokyo Marathon.

Race-day inspiration quote?
If you are not training, somebody is. And if you are racing that one person who has been training, you will lose every time.

Toughest race course, in your opinion? NYRR Team Championships in the heat of the summer.

Song that makes you want to go faster?
“Against the Wind” by Bob Seger.

You can run alongside any three people in the world: Who are they? Bill Rodgers, Dick Beardsley, and Tom Fleming.

Best non-running account you follow on Instagram? @goaliegearnerd

Your club, in five words or less? Brotherhood, Olympics, Best, New York.


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