Walk correctly before running
January 27, 2012 Since we just celebrated Martin Luther King Jr Day as well as West Virginia Physical Activity day we’ll start this piece on walking with one of his famous quotes. “If you can’t fly then run. more »»
Let your toes come out in 2012
December 30, 2011 Many start the New Year with bold resolutions, but for any fitness resolution to succeed it starts with the feet. We defy old-school thinking of narrow-shaped, ill-fitting conventional shoes. more »»
This I believe
November 25, 2011 Editor’s Note: Mark’s column this week is his essay from Shepherd University’s “This I Believe” essay readings. more »»
Freedom's Run: A community makes it happen
October 28, 2011 You all are the heros of the day. For those of you who volunteered or ran Freedom’s Run, I hope you all have warmed up. And to the volunteers, it is easier to run than to work a cold, rainy rac. more »»
Students of Lydiard
September 23, 2011 I had the privilege of attending and speaking at the first Lydiard Invitational Coaching Seminar in Boulder, Colo., last weekend. more »»
'It is spring, and I'm the hunter'
July 29, 2011 In my opinion these are the only truths in science: “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution,” Theodosius Dobzhansky, and “The truth changes,” author unknown. more »»
Why natural running and why now?
June 24, 2011 A family physician who has worked in primary care clinics for 20 years, I entered this field of medicine since it seemed to be the area where one can have the most influence and impact on healthy... more »»
Shepherdstown, first to cure running injuries
January 28, 2011 So why would a family doctor research running injuries, experiment with running technique and shoe designs and even open a store selling only flat shoes? The answer is a quest to run pain free and... more »»