Cross Country Season is Back: We’ve got Spikes!

It’s that time of year again. The true distance runner’s season: cross country (XC). With cross country comes the need for XC spikes, and at Marx Running we’ve got a wide selection in preparation for this fall. In this post we’ll profile a few of our newer models and talk about the advantages of a good cross country spike. In a way, a cross country spike is one of the …continue…

3 Different Types of Post-Collegiate Runners

Most of us here at Marx ran cross country and track in college. Between all of us, we can typically identify 3 different scenarios for post-collegiate runners. The first is the “I’m never running another step in my darn life” runner. Next, and probably the most common, is the runner who stops running for some period of time after college. They work full-time, drink beer and eat junk food. They …continue…

XC Season: The Latest in Spikes

A lot has changed from the olden days of cross country spikes. Back then it was simple: you had an awkwardly fitting leather shoe with a spike plate strapped to your foot. It wasn’t about comfort or style, it was about running faster in sloppy conditions. Nowadays we do have the luxury of comfort and style. Innovative shoe companies like Nike and Saucony have produced spikes that are comfortable, light, …continue…