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    Tired of reading fluff articles about how to run a marathon in 5 weeks or how to run faster without trying? So are we. Our mission is to provide you with unparalleled expertise and knowledge about training and racing to help make you a smarter, fitter, and faster runner. We're fellow runners and experts in one thing only - improving your running. If you've ever started a run at 3am or run circles in a parking garage to make sure you got in your run for the day, this site is for you.
What Every Runner Needs to Know About How to Lose Weight- Mark Cucuzella
Jul 22nd, 2015 by runnersconnect at 4:56 am

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella is an accomplished marathon runner. He is also an Associate Professor at West Virginia University, a family physician, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves, the Chief Medical Consultant for the Air Force Marathon, and the owner of Two Rivers Treadsthe nation’s first minimalist shoe store which is located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

We cover a lot of ground with Mark as he discusses:

  • How to find a doctor that will help you heal from running injuries
  • The benefits of running slowly and slow jogging
  • How to approach becoming a barefoot runner
  • What makes a good running shoe
  • Illnesses, injuries and symptoms runners may face
  • The dangers of ultramarathons
  • His tips on how to lose weight that have little to do with intense exercise and more to do with exercising easy and often and eating habits

Mark shares his thoughts on how the body handles marathons and how it heals. He feels that if you’re going to run, run for the joy and health of it. As a marathon runner himself as well as a physician, Mark’s information should leave you with a better understanding of how the runner’s body functions and the benefits to running slowly and for the joy of it.


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