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

Happy Running!


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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A Thank You Note

To Our Friends and Family, As the primary writer of this blog, I have the privilege to communicate with all of you in a very unique way. Be…

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Beating Winter

Anyone who has tried to run consistently through the winter knows that winter running can be tough. The days are short and cold and the nigh…

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Answering Why

Running, one might say, is basically an absurd past-time upon which to be exhausting ourselves. But if you can find meaning, in the kind of …

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