A Quarter-Mile With the New York Flyers

Runner David Ezra of the New York Flyers

All year long, members of the New York Flyers are out running and supporting New York Road Runners races. This month, look for them at the NYRR Ted Corbitt 15K on December 7 and the NYRR Jingle Bell Jog on December 14. For this edition of A Quarter-Mile With, we spoke to longtime Flyers member David Ezra.


Name:
 David Ezra

Club:
 New York Flyers

Fartlek or tempo? Tempo. They’re not fun, but the sense of accomplishment afterwards is worth it and those are the runs I draw strength from when I’m struggling in a race.

Favorite NYRR race? New Balance Bronx 10 Mile. Great course and atmosphere. What’s not to love?

Favorite race distance? Half marathon.

Toughest race course, in your opinion? TCS New York City Marathon. The hills and bridges never stop but neither does the party atmosphere.

Favorite distance to run? The longer the better. A teammate said I’m the only person who gets upset when our coach makes a run shorter.

Running hero? My teammates. They inspire me to be a better runner and person every day.

Post-race meal? A burger and fries works every time.

Cold-weather or warm-weather running?
 Definitely cold. It appeals to my Canadian sensibilities.

Treadmills: Yay or nay? Nay! It’s got to be pretty miserable outside before I’ll even consider running indoors.

Most exotic place you’ve run? Barcelona and Reykjavik.

Race-day inspiration quote? “No human is limited.” – Eliud Kipchoge

Song that makes you want to go faster?
“Thunderstruck” by AC/DC.

You can run alongside any three people in the world: Who are they? My wife, my sister, and Des Linden. 

Best non-running account you follow on Instagram? @Overheardnewyork. People say some funny things in this city!

Your club, in five words? Friendly, supportive, fun-loving, welcoming, dedicated.

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