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17 July 2012

“On the Run” –Amazing Short Film from New Zealand

Every now and then, you come across an old movie or documentary that stops you right in your tracks. “On the Run,” a 1979 documentary about New Zealand’s legendary running coach Arthur Lydiard and his training methods is one such treat. In this 19-minute short film, you are witness to some amazing footage as Lydiard’s […]

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2 July 2012

Keeping Children Fit…It’s Not Staying Indoors!

It’s been a super busy past few weeks, so I got a little behind with Dr. Mark’s Desk. I’ve had a hectic travel schedule that first took me to New York City where I gave a talk on healthy running and diet to over a hundred health professionals at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital. While in […]

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7 June 2012

Barefoot Run Through History

*** One of my favorite places to run is Antietam National Battlefield Park, which is the site of the bloodiest one-day battle in American  history. Over 20,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of fierce combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s first […]

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2 June 2012

Endurance Sport Conference

I have been invited to speak at a sports injury conference this August in Florida, and I hope that many who regularly come to this site can attend. The First New Paradigms in Endurance Sport Conference will be held at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida, from August 3-5. Over 60% of runners are […]

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27 May 2012

Caballo’s Last Race…Copper Canyon Ultramarathon

Hey Everyone, Dr. Mark is relaxing at the beach with his family during this holiday weekend, so I am filling in for him this time around.– Bill Katovsky. Last week, the New York Times ran a marvelous, heart-stirring, and emotional wallop of a feature story about an individual whose life, directly and indirectly, touched us […]

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16 May 2012

Natural Running Camp for Youth

Grownups shouldn’t have all the fun when it comes to running naturally. This summer, Two Rivers Treads and For Love of Children’s Education Center  will be hosting a Natural Running Camp for middle-school students from July 6-8, and high-school students from July 13-15.  (Plans are underway to have an adult Natural Running Camp later in […]

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7 May 2012

Dr. Phil Maffetone’s Music and Wellness Tour

My small town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia is privileged to be one of about dozen towns to have a special visit from Dr. Phil Maffetone who is a best-selling author of health and fitness books,  the former coach to countless world-class and recreational athletes for decades, and a member of the Natural Running Center’s Advisory Board.  […]

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1 May 2012

Walk Right Before You Run (and Only in the Right Shoes)

  Half of the customers who enter Two Rivers Treads in Shepherdstown, West Virginia have no interest in running or buying running shoes. That’s because we are not exclusively a “minimalist running store”. We also carry shoes for walkers and hikers. We want people moving and there is no safer, accessible, and natural movement than […]

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28 April 2012

Celebrate Family Fitness and Joy of Running

I had the privilege to speak for the second straight year at the Boston Marathon Sports Medicine Conference hosted by the American Medical Athletic Association (AMAA). Last year, my presentation was on barefoot running (the hot topic of 2011). This year, I spoke on healthy aerobic development for life and the work of  legendary New […]

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17 April 2012

Boston Marathon 2012 — Meet the Heat

With the hot temperatures putting a distinctive stamp on the 2012 Boston Marathon, I wisely played it safe. I finished 10 minutes slower than last year’s time (2:37), yet came away with fourth in my age group (45-49). More importantly, I avoided the medical tent by following good racing practices. I wasn’t here to see […]

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6 April 2012

How to Run the Boston Marathon: Race Day Strategies

In just over a week, I will be running in the 2012 Boston Marathon. This will be my nineteenth time there, with a current string of 10 consecutive races. My only misses were for military and work duties, and a foot surgery.  I had five races under 2:30, six between 2:30 and 2:35; three between […]

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24 March 2012

Nature, Play, Running, and the Rebirth of Fartlek

*** Last week, I had the privilege of addressing an audience of local youth in a TEDx event that was hosted by National Conservation and Training Center in Shepherdstown , West Virginia.   The topic was “Connection to Nature.” For those who have never heard of TED, it stands for “Technology, Entertainment, and Design”, and the […]

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5 March 2012

Learning Good Barefoot Running Style

Mark Cucuzzella, MD, and director of the Natural Running Center regularly runs unshod as a way to strengthen his feet and legs, as well as improve form, cadence, and posture. This short training segment was filmed on location at the Antietam National Park.

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27 February 2012

Enhancing Natural Pronation Control: Your Feet Were Designed to Do Just That!

When customers enter Two Rivers Treads, questions always arise about pronation. Many of them in the past have been labeled pronators by well-meaning employees at other running stores. Some claim that they have classified as supinators.  They want shoes that fit. They want to run injury-free.  Yet it’s not something as simple as asking them […]

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17 February 2012

Natural Running Fun Run & Clinic Central Park NYC

Come join me for a Natural Running Fun Run and Form Clinic sponsored by Newton Running in New York City’s Central Park. For the clinic in NYC this is what we will cover Understand the principles of walking and running movement and how running form, proper strength and mobility, and footwear can contribute to injuries […]

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