How are you preparing for the Dunn Tire Mountain Goat Run?

February 15, 2016 at 7:30 AM

While winter is in full swing now, spring is (hopefully) right around the corner. With spring comes the racing season, which is kicked off by a variety of races including the Mountain Goat. The Mountain Goat has always been known as a tough 10-mile course with its fair share of hills.
As the official training program for Syracuse's most popular and challenging race, Fleet Feet Sports wants to help you prepare for this year's Mountain Goat race and take on those hills with vengeance!
Fleet Feet Sports is offering a structured 10-week training program to help you take on the Goat. Beginning February 24, the Mountain Goat Training Program will meet on Wednesday nights for speed and hill work and Sunday mornings for long runs.  Learn more and register here.
With this program, you will receive instruction at all group runs, a weekly email from the coach with important training tips, and a schedule to follow for the duration of the program. Training will focus on gaining endurance, hill technique, hydration, nutrition, and pacing. Runners should be able to complete at least three continuous miles prior to the start of the program.
Program Details
Who: Anyone looking to run the Mountain Goat or a spring Half Marathon. Runners of all abilities are welcome!
When and Where: Wednesday evenings (long-distance speed workout) at 5:45 p.m. at Onondaga Lake Park and Sunday mornings (long run) at 8:30 a.m. at Fleet Feet Sports in DeWitt. Sunday runs will move to Green Lakes State Park for hill training after the snow has melted.
Start Date: Wednesday, February 24
Cost: $120 for the 10 week program or $100 for Fleet Feet Training alumni.
Shirt: An optional program-specific tech shirt is available for $15.
Includes: Training plan and pace group runs. DOES NOT include race entry.
To learn more and sign up, visit


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