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27 May 2018

In Memory of Tom Wolfe, Military Aviators, and The Right Stuff

“In time, the Navy would compile statistics showing that for a career Navy pilot, i.e., one who intended to keep flying for twenty years… there was a 23 percent probability that he would die in an aircraft accident. This did not even include combat deaths, since the military did not classify death in combat as […]

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6 May 2018

The Barefoot Advantage: Understanding Surface Science- By Dr Emily Splichal

NRC readers I have been fortunate to try a pair of Dr Emily Splichal’s Nabosco textures insoles.  Form the day I slid these in my minimal shoe for a 12 hour hospital shift I was sold.  My feet and body were happier at the end of the shift than when I walked in the door.  […]

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3 May 2018

West Virginia’s Premier Running Camps partner with Altra and UCAN for Summer 2018- Register Now!

Camp River Runners Summer Youth Run Camps are back, bigger, and better for 2018.  We had a blast in 2016 and 2017 with over 40 young runners in each of our Middle and High School day camps. We are super excited about our overnight High School Camp July 22-25. We continue our Middle School Day […]

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20 April 2018

Boston 2018- This is Why We Run

In reflection Boston 2018 was probably one of the most enjoyable days I have had on the course (this was my 24th Boston) .   I had great fun with friends.  Lots of laughter at the conditions and finding the biggest puddles. But it was nothing for the runners like what it was  for anyone giving […]

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14 April 2018

How to Run Boston 2018- Going for 31st Straight Year Sub 3

Welcome to Boston!  Monday will be my 24rd running of the Boston Marathon and 18th consecutive.  I’ll be out there this year trying to come in under 3 and that will make it 31 consecutive  years of  of running a marathon under 3 hours.  33 consecutive years is the world record so my kids are keeping […]

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8 April 2018

April is Foot Health Month- Take Off Your Shoes and Walk

To celebrate April Foot Health Month something new and something old (and timeless). The living legacy of Dr Wikler is my good friend Dr Ray McClanahan.  Ray  is sharing what Dr Wikler so simply and elegantly described in 1961 in the book excerpt below (the book has been long out of print). For something new […]

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Wear Tested Shoe Reviews

Samuel Hubbard shoes – how comfortable are they?

Bruce Katz, CEO of Samuel Hubbard, has been quoted as saying, "We make conventional shoes that look and feel great with lots of colors, and it’s getting people excited about wearing shoes again... O...

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Carets Co FER Cap-Toe Oxford, Oxblood, v4 Dress Shoes

I've waited a long time for this version 4.0 of the FER Cap-Toe Oxford from Carets Co. I last wear tested a pair of the original Primal Professional FER Cap-Toe over 4 years ago and I still wear that ...

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VIVOBAREFOOT minimalist shoes: Slyde, Kanna, Finisterre

VIVOBAREFOOT is celebrating minimalism this month and what's most appropriate are three models that are truly as minimalist as they come: Slyde Leather, Kanna, and Ultra 3 Bloom X Finisterre....

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Topo Athletic Ultrafly 2 lightly cushioned training road shoe

The new Topo Athletic Ultrafly 2 (5mm drop) is a cushioned road running shoe featuring a 3-density midsole for light guidance throughout the gait cycle. ...

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Nike Epic React Flyknit is unleashed

We’ve shared most of the details behind the design and development of the Nike Epic React in our post, Meet the Nike Epic React Flyknit, late last month. This post is a quick review of what we think...

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Train with the new light and fast Skechers GORun 6

The new Skechers GORun 6 is the latest generation in the Skechers GORun series of 4mm drop lightweight, cushioned neutral running shoes. Designed for speed, it’s responsive, supportive and lightning...

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