The shoe store model is broken

You all know that I am a proponent of natural running. I try not to get preachy on you about it because I know that for some people, traditional shoes and the gait they create works. But sometimes, I get really frustrated with traditional shoe stores and their old school thinking on the need for correction via shoes. This is all spurred on by an […]

Marathons and half marathons on the brain

This is Baltimore Marathon week, so if you’re a runner and live around here, it’s hard not to have marathons and half marathons on your mind. My friends and I will be fielding two teams for the marathon relay this year, something we’ve been doing for 10 or 11 years now. And with the Ravens and Orioles both on a roll right now, the marathon […]

Marathon advice from the top (guest post)

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella showing perfect form

Since we’re smack in the middle of the Fall marathon season, I thought I’d let my friend Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, elite runner, owner of Two Rivers Treads, head honcho of the Natural Running Center, etc., etc., share his advice on how to run Marine Corps or any other marathon. Pay attention, students, this is good stuff! As you enter the week prior to the race […]