The Barefoot Running Book: The Art and Science of Barefoot and Minimalist Shoe Running

The Barefoot Running Book: The Art and Science of Barefoot and Minimalist Shoe Running

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by Jason Robillard
     
 

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For readers of Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, The Barefoot Running Book lends practical advice on the minimalist running phenomenon

Ditch those cushiony running shoes—they’re holding you back and hurting your feet!

You’ve heard about barefoot running and how it can reduce injury and allow for better form. Maybe you&

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For readers of Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, The Barefoot Running Book lends practical advice on the minimalist running phenomenon

Ditch those cushiony running shoes—they’re holding you back and hurting your feet!

You’ve heard about barefoot running and how it can reduce injury and allow for better form. Maybe you’ve even tried it and learned how shedding those heavy, overly- manufactured shoes can make running more enjoyable. Regardless of your expertise level, Jason Robillard—a leading expert on barefoot running education and director of the Barefoot Running University—synthesizes the latest research to ease you from barefoot walking to slow running to competitive and trail running vis-à-vis simple drills, training plans, and useful hints from fellow barefoot runners.

Practical, easy-to-follow, and illustrated with black-and-white photographs throughout, The Barefoot Running Book shows how everyone can transition to barefoot and minimalist shoe running—safely and optimally.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Jason Robillard is a master at teaching people the art and science of barefoot running. His book is highly motivating, and gives you the skills to go as far as you want.” - Dr. Michael Nirenberg

“An invaluable guide by one of the experts in the field of barefoot and minimalist shoe running.” - Dr. Joseph Froncioni

“The Barefoot Running Book is a no-nonsense approach to barefoot running recommended for anyone wanting to ditch their over-padded trainers and to learn what their feet have been "dying" to tell them!” - Barefoot Rick Roeber

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452298453
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
760,561
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
“The Barefoot Running Book is a no-nonsense approach to barefoot running recommended for anyone wanting to ditch their over-padded trainers and to learn what their feet have been "dying" to tell them!” - Barefoot Rick Roeber

Meet the Author

JASON ROBILLARD is a professional educator with more than a decade of experience training for and running in barefoot ultramarathons. He travels the country, promoting barefoot running full-time.

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The Barefoot Running Book: The Art and Science of Barefoot and Minimalist Shoe Running 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
VanessaRuns More than 1 year ago
Ever since Born to Run, the barefoot craze has been growing with more and more people trying to capitalize on the barefoot/minimalist market. Author Jason Robillard was one of the very few who were teaching and practicing barefoot running long before it became popular. His passion for this topic is genuine, and he has years of experience. While many barefoot runners stick to easy surfaces, Jason has run on technical trails, and even run barefoot ultra marathon distances. He has explored the full spectrum of barefoot running and pushed his feet to the limit. I don't know anyone better suited to write this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
FlyFishingNewb More than 1 year ago
I'm sure that this book is well written and extremely informative. Unfortunately, the enhanced nook version can't be viewed through the iPad app and so I haven't been able to read the book. This app limitation is not mentioned anywhere on B&N's web site.