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27 April 2017

Everything you want to know about breaking two hours in the marathon




By Nicholas Pang, Wear Tested Gear Review In the next two weeks, you’ll undoubtedly hear lots of media coverage about Nike’s Breaking2 Project, their quest to break the two-hour marathon barrier – the last frontier in running. To save our readers time and resources, here’s a quick guide on everything you ever need to know […]

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23 April 2017

Q and A With Maffetone Method Facebook Group




Tony Konvalin who is a fellow Dr Phil Maffetone Enthusiast and also host of the fun and informative Bluegrass Runner Blog asked some questions about how I apply Phil’s methods over the years.  Here it goes. Look forward to presenting alongside Phil this weekend at Healthy Running San Luis Obispo. You can still come! www.healthyrunning.org I […]

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18 April 2017

Mysterious Reservoirs Of Power At The 2017 Boston Marathon




…. when your everyday strength is gone, can draw on a mysterious reservoir of power far greater. Then it is that you can reach for the stars. That is the way champions are made. —George Yeoman Pocock to the Boys in the Boat Yesterday at the Boston Marathon this quote was in my mind.  Kathrine […]

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10 April 2017

West Virginia Can’t Wait….So Try This! We Welcome Gary Taubes




Come to Buckhannon WV June 1  for Try This Health Professions Day and stay for full Try This conference June 2-3.  West Virginia can’t wait and we can lead the USA.  We will be hosting one of the world’s authorities on food science Gary Taubes.  Gary is the author of NYT Bestselling The Case Against […]

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31 March 2017

Rachael McKinney – My English Paper and Family Project: Can You Reverse Diabetes?




Sharing the story from my friend and colleague from the US Air Force Marathon Rachael McKinney .  She took on Type 2 Diabetes for her English Class paper and has almost reversed her husband’s Diabetes and improved the whole families health! I’d give this A plus.  Thank you Rachael and Michael for sharing this story. […]

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31 March 2017

Eat and Run for Your life Podcast Nourish Balance Thrive




Weekend download. http://www.nourishbalancethrive.com/podcasts/nourish-balance-thrive/how-run-efficiently-drs-cucuzzella-wood/ We keep it light. Over 35 years in running and over 25 years of medicine I have made all the mistakes and learned a few things along the way that I share In this podcast. I give credit to many who have helped me learn. RobbWolf, Arthur Lydiard, Tim Noakes, Stephen Phinney, […]

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26 March 2017

How to Run the Boston Marathon 2017- Trying for 30 Years Under 3:00




April 17 will be my 23rd running of the Boston Marathon and 17th consecutive.  My only Boston misses since 1989 were for military duties and a foot surgery. I’m not much for streaks and run Boston, Marine Corps, and Air Force Marathons every year to get out on the course with friends, fellow Service Members, Vets, […]

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22 March 2017

An Unlikely Journey from Cancer to Minimalist Ultra Runner- My Friend Randy Kreill




Sharing the amazing journey back to health from my barefoot and sandal running friend Randy Kreill.  I got to share some beautiful trails with Randy in Yellow Springs Ohio on a recent USAF trip.  Randy and I have civil discussions on diet.  He is all plant and I add some bacon 🙂  I wish the […]

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19 March 2017

Wake Up the Springs This Spring- Try These Simple Drills




Feeling stiff and slow after the winter. Wake up the Springs this Spring! Here are some safe and simple drills I do almost daily at the end of a run. Drills maintain the spring in your step, your coordination, and speed. I so 4 to 6 sets of each.  Takes about 10 minutes but a […]

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18 March 2017

Thomas Cunningham- Maffetoning to Boston!




Sharing the story of online friend and fast Masters runner Thomas Cunningham.  It’s never too late to learn new things about your inner machinery.  Thomas see you in Hopkinton! Your butcher is right….the Ribeye is awesome and you cannot mess it up. ………………… I ran my first marathon in 1994 in a time of 3:44. […]

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10 March 2017

The Hereditary Bunion Myth: Part I of III




By Dr. Ray McClanahan In spite of the fact that the medical community has made advances in the care of many common medical conditions, the treatment of bunion deformity is still locked in the dark ages. Today’s podiatric students and residents are being taught that bunions are hereditary, represent a bone structure problem, and require surgery […]

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7 March 2017

Burn Fat for Health and Performance: Becoming A “Better Butter Burner”




Sharing a post from my presentation at Low Carb Breckenridge 2017 and at Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians in Seattle.  It was a privilege to be part of the speakers at these events and together we are trying to create a new paradigm restoring health around the world. Fitness expert Covert Bailey in the 1970’s […]

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26 February 2017

Can you run the Leadville 100 in Sandals and Burning Fat…Yes You Can!




Sharing the amazing journey of my friend US Army Captain and Physical Therapist Captain Samantha Wood.  We are here together learning and sharing at Low Carb Breckenridge.  Congrats Sam! Here is a short of a much longer race report from http://nprehab.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-leadville-100-saga-final-edition.html It was 3:58 in the morning in downtown Leadville.  There were roughly 650 runners […]

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11 February 2017

Two Rivers Treads Center for Natural Running and Walking and Bros & Bras Join Forces to Launch Running HQ




It has been a really tough decision and something we’ve had to consider every year when we look at what we are trying to do in the community balanced by the sustainability of a small business. We are approaching year 8. I never thought we’d still be here but our community support and seeing people rediscover […]

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30 January 2017

From LA Beach to Miami Beach sharing the Joy of Health




Cops die young, and not from accidents and shootings.  It should not be that way. LA (or anywhere else) is not LA LA Land for First Responders.  I had the privilege of addressing a large group of LA Law Enforcement officers a week ago and our agenda for the full day summit at the Redondo […]

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7 January 2017

New Year, New Simple Habits, and New Running and Health Seminars for 2017




Happy New Year to all. Here is a picture of my first run of the New Year!  What fun in a foot of fresh powder in Canaan Valley WV. What is your goal for the New Year?  My simple advice is to make resolutions you can turn into a habit. To create a healthy habit […]

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4 January 2017

New research suggests up to 76 percent of the world’s population is overfat




By Dr. Philip Maffetone As many athletes are making racing and training plans for 2017, a new study suggesting that 76 percent of the world’s population is overfat has not spared even those who are very active. Researchers writing in the journal Frontiers of Public Health describe the overfat condition as a new pandemic that has […]

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16 December 2016

John Glenn- Orbit the Block a Few Times a Day




Last week we observed the passing for one of the last true American heroes, Senator John Glenn.  Glenn truly had “The Right Stuff”: Combat pilot, Supersonic test pilot, first American to orbit the Earth, 5 term Senator from Ohio, and oldest astronaut in US history. Glenn also knew the value of running. He was the […]

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26 November 2016

Happiness is finishing the JFK 50 mile and still feelin good :)




“… if you set out on an adventure and you’re absolutely convinced you are going to be successful, why bother starting?” – Sir Edmund Hillary. I will start this post with the end.  Happiness is finishing a 50 mile race smiling and with spring still in the step.  There is a strange exuberance coming to the […]

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17 November 2016

Can you run a marathon in under 3 hours at age 50 on bacon and eggs and in sandals?




Marine Corps Marathon after action report. Semper Fly 2016 at my 24th Marine Corps Marathon and proud to represent the USAF. The weekend started at the AMAA Marine Corps Marathon Sports Medicine Conference where my topic was “Running with Diabetes” and a focus on low carbohydrate adaptations to endurance sport.  I followed a Sports Nutritionist […]

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28 October 2016

Semper Fly- How to Run the Marine Corps Marathon 2016




Welcome to the 2016 Marine Corps Marathon! As part of the US Air Force Running Team, my Patriotic Marathon ritual includes 23 Boston Marathons and 16 consecutive, 23 Marine Corps Marathons and 16 consecutive, and 17 Air Force Marathons and 14 consecutive.  The average time of these 60 plus finishes of these three races is […]

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19 October 2016

Jennie’s Story on Her Journey to Becoming a Runner




This week sharing the story of my friend Jennie Brackens who with the tribe of Bros and Bras are changing the landscape of health and fitness in our community.  We all talk about “exercise science” , but more important I think is “exercise humanity”.  Thanks Jennie for sharing this amazing story on why we run and […]

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26 September 2016

Two Week Natural Running Tour of Duty




Natural Running friends reporting back from two weeks on a natural running mission!  Now we are less than a week from the 8th Freedom’s Run, the largest running  event in West Virginia and highlighting what we hope is a path for a healthier future.  Come visit October 1!  More at www.freedomsrun.org The first trip was to […]

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21 August 2016

Honoring Bikila- The Man Who Changed The World On Olympic Marathon Day




Abebe Bikila in Rome 1960 Leesburg 20k on Olympic Marathon Day. Correct Toes are great product if you have foot deformities caused by modern shoes. In 1960 Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia became the first Olympic Champion from Sub-Saharan Africa and the first to win the race barefoot.  Over the last 50 plus years the East […]

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7 August 2016

Footprints in the Sand




This blog post will contain few words as the pictures tell the story.  I started distance running in Avalon NJ barefoot in the sand as  12 year old running with my brother Chris who was prepping for cross country.  We would do 10 miles barefoot without thinking much of it.  This was in the late […]

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