Marx Running Guide to Common Running Injuries: Plantar Fasciitis

At Marx Running, our experience is our greatest strength. Through years of serving runners, walkers, and all types of athletes, there are several common injuries that we see on a regular basis. The purpose of this blog post is simply to compile the existing information on how to treat each type of injury. We will translate this info to you in a way that will allow you to get some …continue…

Going Barefoot Vs. Running Shoes: The Tradeoffs

One of the big ongoing debates in the running world is centered around whether or not barefoot running is truly better for you because it is “more natural”. We’d like to weigh in on this debate. It’s important for us to note that yes, we are a running store that sells running shoes, so it’s pretty clear on which side our beliefs are going to fall. However, we do have …continue…

The Most Misunderstood Workout: The Recovery Run

Running is a stressful activity. It puts stress on your muscular and skeletal systems, your aerobic system, and even your immune system. It’s no surprise that the average runner has been injured a number of times throughout their career. A common theme among these runners is that they go too hard on their “recovery” days. In effect, these recovery workouts end up adding stress to the body when they’re designed …continue…

How to Dress for Success (In the Cold)

As a runner living in New England, you get to experience scenic runs in perfect weather conditions on cool autumn days. However, on the opposite end of the spectrum, you unfortunately have to deal with negative degree temperatures and blizzard-like conditions in the winter. Despite this extreme, you can still get outside and get your workout in — if you’re dressed properly. The point of this blog post is to …continue…

When To Replace Your Shoes

As a specialty running and walking store, one of the most common things we are asked is ‘How often should I replace my running shoes?’. There is a fair amount of research and articles written about this subject, all which come to different conclusions. This is frustrating for those looking for a straight answer. But fear not (!) because we are going to give you an overview on how to …continue…