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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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6 July 2017

Natural Running Friend Camille Herron wins the World’s Greatest Race- The Comrades Marathon

Enjoy the most amazing running story of the year. NRC Friend Camille Herron brings back the spirit of the legendary Anne Trason (last American winner 1997 and the star Female in Born to Run) and wins the Comrades Marathon (which is 55 miles in the hot African sun). This race is likely the most challenging […]

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14 June 2017

Want to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes- Try This!

“The future of our state’s economy depends on solving the health crisis.” –Delegate Matt Rohrbach at Try This After 12 years living in my state of West Virginia I can now honestly state I live in a Healing Community. What is a Healing Community? Emphasizes the social context as key component and carried out in […]

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23 May 2017

Ron Allison- Lose Half Your Body and Regain the Good Life

Sharing the story of my friend Ron Allison who is a good friend from Dayton Ohio who I have met several times on trips to my Air Force Reserve home of Wright Patterson AFB. Ron is inspiring others that yes you can do this and the journey although challenging, is filled with joy of a […]

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19 May 2017

Mick Brown (aka Aussie Clydesdale) – A Natural Running Odyssey

Sharing the journey of my good friend Mick Brown who has transformed himself into a fat burning and bullet proof elite runner.  Read on and learn some life lessons from a wise Aussie. …………………. “We are all experiments of one.” Dr Mark Cucuzzella. Weight has always been an issue for me. Running has always been […]

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5 May 2017

Restore Your Health – Story of my friend Darrell Jones

Sharing the inspiring story of my friend Darrell Jones who is showing our community you can restore health and find joy and new friendships in the process.  Good luck in your marathon this weekend and see you at the JFK 50!   As a child I always had a strong sweet tooth. There were areas […]

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3 May 2017

A Day in the Life in Shamma Sandals….and the Science of Why

I have been loving my Shamma Running Sandals well over 2 years now. I have run hundreds of miles of training runs, 2 marathons, and an Ultra.  When traveling now the only footwear I bring is a pair of sandals unless it’s cold or I need something formal. Here is a tour of last Sunday […]

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3 May 2017

Boston Marathon 2017 results visualized & Dr. Mark’s 30 marathons charted

By Nicholas Pang, Wear Tested Gear Review Now that the 2017 Boston Marathon is over and results available, I’ve decided to do some data mining and apply some of my technical expertise to display the results visually – demographics and data analytics. And a few nuggets. See full Boston Marathon 2017 report here I also […]

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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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