Interview with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, Run for Your Life!

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In this episode we interview Dr. Mark Cucuzzella about his new book Run For Your Life -How to Run, Walk, and Move Without Pain or Injury and Achieve a Sense of Well-Being and Joy.

Interview with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella

Dr. Mark Cucuzzella is a board-certified physician in Family Medicine and a Professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is a two-time winner of the Air Force Marathon and has run a sub-3-hour marathon for 30 consecutive years. He is also the race director of the Freedom’s Run Marathon and owns a specialty running store in Ranson, West Virginia, called Two Rivers Treads.

In this interview you will hear . . .

  • The case for moving more (your next move is your best move).
  • How fixing your posture can make you a better runner.
  • Zero drop shoes and the wonders of the human foot.
  • The fat vs. sugar burning systems of the body.
  • Zone 2 training (Maffetone Method)-how you need to slow down in order to ultimately run faster.

You can find the book at Two Rivers Treads or find it on Amazon Books.

Mark Cucuzzella

Trevor with Dr. Mark at Two Rivers Treads running store

We also had Dr. Mark on the podcast last year (2017) to talk about nutrition for runners. It was our most popular episode, downloaded over 59,000 times.

And he was on episode #219 to talk about the health benefits and risks of running marathons.

Also Mentioned in this Episode

The NuNee -designed specifically to relieve that dreaded Runner’s Knee pain. Let NuNee help you get back to running without knee pain. Available today at Use code MTA20 for a 20% discount.

Bombas Socks -With an Arch Support System that provides extra support where you need it most and a Cushioned Footbed that’s reinforced for comfort without added bulkiness, Bombas feel like a hug around your foot. Use the code MARATHON and you’ll get 20% off your first order.

Anolon Cookware -Shop Anolon’s cookware sets, baking tools, even pasta makers and culinary torches – all at Macy’s.

Correct Toes and Yoga Toes -recommended by Dr. Mark for spreading your toes apart.

Shout Out!

Very excited to say that I am now a Marathoner after finishing the Melbourne Marathon! Cramped up at mile 15 as it was much warmer then I’d been used to but I just remembered all the advice Angie and Trevor have given and I let the kraken come to life to beast through it! Paced smart and finished strong all things considered. Its so true that the last 6 miles are a gauntlet. All the energy gels and bananas can’t help you there if you don’t keep mentally strong. Thank you Angie and Trevor for preparing me for that. Overall I had a blast! It was a great time and awesome experience!! -Andrew L.

One Response to Interview with Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, Run for Your Life!

  1. Adolfo P Salgueiro October 29, 2018 at 8:27 am #

    Amazing interview with Dr. Cucuzzella, especially the heart-rate training final section. The refresher course was welcome and needed. I can’t wait to read his book.

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