Run Barefoot Run Healthy

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Barefoot running is the hottest trend in athletics today, spurred by the bestselling Born to Run, and the subsequent popularity of Vibram Five Fingers toe shoes. Should you do it? And how do you start? With a focus on injury prevention for middle-of-the pack runners, this easy to read "why and how of barefoot running" opens with the author's own transformation from barefoot sceptic to barefoot advocate, and draws from 100 years of scientific research on barefooting, as well as interviews with podiatrists and with...
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Overview

Barefoot running is the hottest trend in athletics today, spurred by the bestselling Born to Run, and the subsequent popularity of Vibram Five Fingers toe shoes. Should you do it? And how do you start? With a focus on injury prevention for middle-of-the pack runners, this easy to read "why and how of barefoot running" opens with the author's own transformation from barefoot sceptic to barefoot advocate, and draws from 100 years of scientific research on barefooting, as well as interviews with podiatrists and with barefoot running moms and dads across America.

Is the soft sand of the beach a great starting point? As we hit middle-age, won't our feet need cushioning to avert back pain and knee pain? Don't bare feet smell? The answers may surprise you. If you run with pain, or if fear of pain keeps you biking or swimming when you'd really rather be running: this book is for you.

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What People Are Saying

Michael Fredericson
"The paradigm has shifted and this book captures it beautifully. The days of trying to build up shoe support with stiff materials and inserts are being replaced with a more natural, intrinsic approach - barefoot running. Ashish convincingly presents why this is the ideal way to build foot stability, balance, and prevent injury."
--Michael Fredericson, M.D. Professor, Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Head Team Physician, Stanford Track & Field, Stanford University School of Medicine
Alex Tilson
"Like most runners I know in their 40s, I am desperate to again be able to run healthy. I fought the central thesis of this book, but by addressing some of my main concerns again and again, Ashish has convinced me to try barefoot running.
"--Alex Tilson, American 50K record holder (2002-2009)
Chantelle Wilder
"This thought provoking and easy to read book had me intrigued and tempted within minutes. It truly puts the burden of proof back on the running shoe industry!"
--Chantelle Wilder 2009 Canada World Cross Country team, Runners Feed writer and co-owner Former barefoot running skeptic
Bill Bilodeau
"Whether you run in shoes or barefoot, the fundamentals described in this book, like posture, and how your feet touch the ground, will be invaluable."
--Bill Bilodeau Recreational runner, barefoot and shod, 52 years old
Greta Gunter
"I don't want to wear shoes. Why is there a book called Run Barefoot except if it is good for you?"
--Greta Gunter, Six years wise
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983035404
  • Publisher: Heterodox Ventures
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,220,610
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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  • Posted November 27, 2011

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    Barefoot running

    I was over at Goodreads looking at the giveaways and saw this book. I had to enter. One of my book clubs had just finished reading Born to Run and since I'm a runner the subject is very fascinating.

    The book is all about how to run barefoot and get rid of the countless injuries that seem to plague the running world. It's written clearly, in slightly larger print, and has tons of pictures and drawings.
    The book has illustrations and references to back everything up. It's not confusing and actually very convincing. I would highly recommend it for any runner out there, especially those heading into their 30s. I'm not sure I'm ready to go barefoot, but will definitely be looking into some minimalist shoes when it's time to purchase new ones.

    I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Posted July 8, 2011

    if your knees hurt, you need to read this

    I wish I'd had this book years ago, when first training for a marathon and struggling with chronic running injuries. If you read _Born to Run_ and are looking for a little more detail on barefoot running, it's here. Lots of science, lots of advice about running technique, and also lots of LOL.

    I used to wear orthotics and do everything the doctors said - was still in constant pain. You too? Maybe there's another way. This book tells you to QUESTION YOUR DOCTOR.

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