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19 October 2017

Semper Fly! How to Run the Marine Corps Marathon 2017

Mark Cucuzzella MD, Professor West Virginia University School of Medicine, LtCol US Air Force 2006 and 2011 Air Force Marathon Champion; Co-Race Director Freedom’s Run Welcome to the 2017 Marine Corps Marathon! As part of the US Air Force Running Team, my Patriotic Marathon ritual includes 24 Boston Marathons and 17 consecutive, 24 Marine Corps […]

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15 October 2017

Healthy Running West Virginia with Dr. Phil Maffetone Nov 3-4

Natural Running Friends, Hope you are all have a wonderful and active fall. Not too late to join us for Healthy Running WV course Nov 3-4 (fri-sat) with my good friend and Yoda of Sport Dr. Phil Maffetone. Small course so register now . All proceeds from course go to our Freedom’s Run non profit . […]

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31 August 2017

The Hereditary Bunion Myth: Part II of III

By Dr. Ray McClanahan After reading part one of the Hereditary Bunion Myth, you are likely asking yourself an important question – If a bunion deformity is a non-hereditary, progressive dislocation of the big toe joint caused by footwear; how do we prevent one from occurring and progressing? The answer is both simple and difficult. Simple, in […]

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20 August 2017

Floris Gierman (aka Florrest Gump) on Getting Fast by Running Slow

Today sharing the amazing and joyful story of  internet friend Floris Gierman who took his marathon time from over 4 hours to 2:44 by embracing the slow 🙂 Just this weekend Floris (age 34) ran the Tunnel Vision marathon in 2:55 at a Heart Rate ave 157 (see his results here) Floris is an endurance […]

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23 July 2017

Athlete Perfectionism: The Hijacked Brain

Sharing a guest post from my college teammate at University of Virginia Meg Waldron.  Meg is doing great work helping the minds and spirits of young runners around the country. For young runners and parents this is an important read. Psychologists define perfectionism as a personality trait characterized by a person’s striving for flawlessness and […]

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22 July 2017

Giving Back Trough Small Business

I got a surprising recognition this year from the State Journal of West Virginia.  The State Journal is the leading business journal and each year recognizes the top 10 influencers in business.  Somehow my name through our wonderful small retail Two Rivers Treads made the list of Top 10 Who’s Who.  Sharing a nice story […]

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Wear Tested Shoe Reviews

Vivobarefoot Iffley Road running shoe collaboration: Primus Lite, Primus Trail FG

Iffley Road continues its collaboration with Vivobarefoot from running apparel to running shoes with the launch of two distinct styles, the limited edition Primus Trail FG and Primus Lite....

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Introducing Xero Shoes natural movement boots: Daylite Hiker & Coalton

The Daylite Hiker (Men's and Women's) is built on the same natural movement platform as their best-selling Prio while the Coalton (Men's only) is a casual Chukka boot that features a semi-distressed f...

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Training with the VIVOBAREFOOT Swimrun: Primus Trail & Stealth II

We introduced readers to the VIVOBAREFOOT Swim Run Collection last month and had the opportunity to put in between 75-100 miles on each of the two models: Primus Trail  Swimrun & Stealth II Swimrun....

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The Best Travel Casual Minimalist Shoe: LEMs Nine2Five

I reviewed the original LEMs Nine2Five almost 4 years ago and have put in over a few hundred miles on them since then. I’ve worn the LEMs Nine2Five for over 8 hours for trade conferences or for work...

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WTGR Minimalist Shoes Hall of Fame

7 years later, here are the best of the best minimalist shoes I've ever wear tested and still run in today!...

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Enhanced protection and durability with the Altra Lone Peak 3.0

Named after eleven thousand feet of pure Utah peak ruggedness, the Lone Peak 3.0 is the latest version of the trail shoe that started it all for Altra. They've added additional protection to the upper...

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