Shoes, Brews, & Maine Running News

Welcome to our brand new running blog!

Shoes, Brews, & Maine Running News is a blog dedicated to keeping you up to date on the latest and greatest shoes, the tastiest coffee and beer to peruse, and the most exciting Maine Running News, written by our very own, Erik Johnson

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Five weeks ago I made a hard decision; I decided to take some time off from running. My right foot had started bothering me towards the end …

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Guest Post: Plantar Fasciitis

Every so often, there are topics I would love to write about but don't feel that I have the right credentials to address fully. Injuries are…

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Bring on the Heat!

I want to start by saying congratulations to everyone who participated in a spring race or races. A few of you still have the trail festival…

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You’ve probably heard of common injuries like plantar fasciitis, shin splints, achilles tendonitis, ITBS, or stress fractures. Some of…

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Springing Into Spring Injury Free

They say March tends to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. But when the first two Saturdays have single digit highs with close to -…

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Making Peace With The Monotony

March is like a Thursday. By Thursday each week, most people are ready for the weekend. But you still have to slog through Thursday before y…

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Fake It 'till You Make It

Last week, while working in our Brunswick store, I made the decision that I was not going to write another blog post about winter. February …

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You Are A Real Runner

Just the other night I was helping a woman and one of the first things she told me was that she wasn’t really a runner. During our con…

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In the Heart of Winter

Winter can be one of the most difficult seasons to train consistently through. Some weeks it’s so cold that the hair in your nostrils …

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A Running Resolution

Congratulations! If you are reading this, you have successfully made it to 2017! The holidays have come and gone once again. By now, the kid…

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