Our Very Own Dr. Mark Cucuzzella: SLOW SUCCESS: Endurance guru to bring wisdom to Charles Town

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    SLOW SUCCESS: Endurance guru to bring wisdom to Charles Town
    By Spirit of Jefferson

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    Dr. Mark Cucuzzella says heeding Phil Maffetone’s advice 17 years ago changed his running career and life. The internationally known health and running expert is set to speak in Charles Town Friday.

    During the early years of Dr. Mark Cucuzzella’s running career, injuries were the norm. Punishing workouts through high school and college left him “hurting all the time” and then foot surgery sidelined him completely.

    That’s when he came across the approach advocated by Dr. Phil Maffetone, then best known for his work helping Mark Allen win the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Hawaii six times straight.

    “Before, it was all about training harder and harder,” said Cucuzzella, now 51 and still finishing marathons regularly under three hours. “Dr. Phil was the person out in front saying there is this better path. When it comes to exercise, doing nothing is bad – but doing too much is damaging, too.” To continue reading, please visit: http://www.spiritofjefferson.com/article_71addf08-bf14-11e7-a0d1-23b532457d4b.html

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