Born to Run Barefoot

  • Filename: born-to-run-barefoot.
  • ISBN: 9781629219844
  • Release Date:
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Chas Gillespie
  • Publisher: Thought Catalog



Two million years ago. Africa. A skinny, long-limbed creature who walks on two legs, canÕt sprint, and has no weapons turns away from his under-nourished friends, and runs down a much stronger antelope. Dinner. Over succeeding generations, this creature evolves into one of the best distance runners on the planet: the human being. Yet in the age of modernity, we find ourselves unable to run without more than half of us suffering injury. This book looks at the injury epidemic in running and what the barefoot running movement believes are the causes of injury. It analyzes the best-seller Born to Run, how human evolution has shaped our bodies, how modernity has warped those same bodies, and what barefoot running both got right and wrong. It concludes by giving practical advice to runners from the writer, a 2012 Olympic Trials qualifier in the marathon.

Born to Run

  • Filename: born-to-run.
  • ISBN: 9781847652287
  • Release Date: 2010-12-09
  • Number of pages: 287
  • Author: Christopher McDougall
  • Publisher: Profile Books



At the heart of Born to Run lies a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, the Tarahumara, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world; in 1993, one of them, aged 57, came first in a prestigious 100-mile race wearing a toga and sandals. A small group of the world's top ultra-runners (and the awe-inspiring author) make the treacherous journey into the canyons to try to learn the tribe's secrets and then take them on over a course 50 miles long. With incredible energy and smart observation, McDougall tells this story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner. Travelling to labs at Harvard, Nike, and elsewhere, he comes across an incredible cast of characters, including the woman who recently broke the world record for 100 miles and for her encore ran a 2:50 marathon in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 20 mile mark.

The Barefoot Running Book

  • Filename: the-barefoot-running-book.
  • ISBN: 9781101603505
  • Release Date: 2012-08-28
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Jason Robillard
  • Publisher: Penguin



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.

Barefoot Running

  • Filename: barefoot-running.
  • ISBN: 9780307985941
  • Release Date: 2011-09-20
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Michael Sandler
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press



How could something we have for free—our bare feet—be better for running than $150 shoes? The truth is that running in shoes is high-impact, unstable, and inflexible. Shoes promote a heel-centric ground strike, which weakens your feet, knees, and hips, and leads to common running injuries. In contrast, barefoot running is low-impact, forefoot-centric, stable, and beneficial to your body. It encourages proper form and strengthens your feet in miraculous ways. When you run in shoes, you not only risk developing poor form, but you also hinder the natural relationship with the ground that running facilitates. Barefoot running restores the delightful sensory and spiritual connections to the earth that you were meant to experience. Barefoot Running offers the only step-by-step direction runners need at any age to overcome injuries, run faster than ever, and rediscover the pure joy of running. Once you tear off your shoes and learn to dance with nature, you’ll tread lightly and freely, hearing only the earth’s symphony and feeling only the dirt beneath your feet. Hit the ground running with revolutionary techniques for starting out slowly, choosing minimalist footwear, navigating rough weather and rugged terrain, and building your feet into living shoes. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Barefoot Running Step by Step

  • Filename: barefoot-running-step-by-step.
  • ISBN: 9781610581264
  • Release Date: 2011-05-01
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Roy Wallack
  • Publisher: Fair Winds Press



“Barefoot Ken Bob is The Master. Long before anyone else was even talking about barefoot running, he was perfecting the art . . . Now, after twenty years of teaching, experimenting, and “merry marathoning” (as he calls it), the first and best source of barefoot-running knowledge is bringing his ideas to print. And it’s about time.” —Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and The Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen “Ken Bob Saxton, a pioneer of the modern barefoot running movement, has logged more miles in his birthday shoes than just about anyone I know, and he has helped countless people run barefoot. As one would expect, this delightful book, full of wit and wisdom, is an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to run barefoot, avoid injury, and have fun.” —Daniel E. Lieberman, professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University "This is a wonderful guide from the Godfather of barefoot running!" —Irene Davis, Ph.D., director of Spaulding National Running Center, Harvard Medical School Learn Barefoot Running From the Master! Almost overnight, barefoot running has exploded onto the fitness scene. However, it involves more than simply taking off your shoes. In fact, everything you’ve learned about barefoot running is probably wrong—unless you’ve learned it from Barefoot Ken Bob Saxton. The leading instructor and proponent of unshod running, he has completed 76 marathons barefoot, survived an astounding marathon-a-month challenge in 2004, and gone on to top that with 16 marathons in 2006, including four in a 15-day period—all barefoot. Barefoot Running Step by Step separates the facts from the hype, outlines Ken Bob’s personal techniques, and details the latest research on the newest trend in mankind’s oldest sport. Whether you barefoot run occasionally, part-time, or full-time, you’ll find methods for improving your form, staying injury-free, dramatically improving your speed and performance, and having more fun. The Bent Knee: Here is the hidden secret to perfect running form. Learn how this crucial adjustment will keep you running stronger and injury-free for life. Vibrams and Minimalist Shoes: Barefoot running is not a transition from shoes to minimalist shoes to bare feet. It’s the other way around. Discover why you need to run barefoot before you use other footwear. Start From the Head: Proper barefoot form doesn’t start at the feet. Discover how to get the correct body biomechanics. Ease Into It: Here are the steps you need to take to make the transition from running in shoes to barefoot running as painless and easy as possible. Improve Speed: Barefoot running’s injury reduction benefits are well-touted; however a new landmark study proves that barefooting—even part-time—can make you faster. Barefoot Running Step by Step is filled with series photos and illustrations that show you the “do’s” and “don’ts” of barefoot running, the latest research, and Ken Bob Saxton’s personal experiences and insights for running barefoot for life.

The Cool Impossible

  • Filename: the-cool-impossible.
  • ISBN: 9781101594001
  • Release Date: 2013-05-07
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Eric Orton
  • Publisher: Penguin



Featured in the book Born to Run, running coach Eric Orton offers a guide for every runner... Natural running is more than barefoot running. It’s about the joy of running that we were all born with and can reawaken. With a program focused on proper form, strength development, and cardiovascular training, Orton will help beginners, competitors, and enduring veterans reach “the cool impossible”—the belief that any achievement, athletic or otherwise, is within our reach. Inside you’ll find: * Foot strength exercises for runners to catapult performance, combat injuries, and transform technique * A total-body-strength program designed for runners * Step-by-step run-form coaching for performance and lifelong healthy running * A training program for building endurance, strength, and speed * No-nonsense nutrition for runners * Visualization and mind-training tactics to run and live the Cool Impossible * And much more… ATHLETICISM IS AWARENESS—awareness of form and technique, awareness of our effort level, and, most important, awareness of what we think. And with that awareness comes the endless potential for mastery and achievement beyond anything you thought possible. INCLUDES PHOTOS

Running with the Kenyans

  • Filename: running-with-the-kenyans.
  • ISBN: 9780571274079
  • Release Date: 2012-04-03
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Adharanand Finn
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber



Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award Winner - Best New Writer at the British Sports Book Awards After years of watching Kenyan athletes win the world's biggest races, from the Olympics to big city marathons, Runner's World contributor Adharanand Finn set out to discover just what it was that made them so fast - and to see if he could keep up. Packing up his family (and his running shoes), he moved from Devon to the small town of Iten, in Kenya, home to hundreds of the country's best athletes. Once there he laced up his shoes and ventured out onto the dirt tracks, running side by side with Olympic champions, young hopefuls and barefoot schoolchildren. He ate their food, slept in their training camps, interviewed their coaches, and his children went to their schools. And at the end of it all, there was his dream, to join the best of the Kenyan athletes in his first marathon, an epic race through lion country across the Kenyan plains.

Natural Born Heroes

  • Filename: natural-born-heroes.
  • ISBN: 9781847659330
  • Release Date: 2015-04-16
  • Number of pages: 488
  • Author: Christopher McDougall
  • Publisher: Profile Books



When Chris McDougall stumbled across the story of Churchill's 'dirty tricksters', a motley crew of English poets and academics who helped resist the Nazi invasion of Crete, he knew he was on the track of something special. To beat the odds, the tricksters-starving, aging, outnumbered-tapped into an ancient style of fitness: the lost art of heroism. They listened to their instincts, replaced calories with stored bodily fat and used their fascia, the network of tissue which criss-crosses the body, to catapult themselves to superhuman strength and endurance. Soon McDougall was in the middle of a modern fitness revolution taking place everywhere from Parisian parkour routes to state-of-the-art laboratories, and based on the know-how of Shanghai street-fighters and Wild West gunslingers. Just as Born to Run got runners off the treadmill and into nature, Natural Born Heroes will inspire casual athletes to dump the gym membership for cross-training, mud runs and free-running.

Run Barefoot Run Healthy

  • Filename: run-barefoot-run-healthy.
  • ISBN: 0983035407
  • Release Date: 2011-07-01
  • Number of pages: 188
  • Author: Ashish Mukharji
  • Publisher:



"Author dared to run barefoot at the age of 38, only after enduring two decades of chronic (shod) running injuries. Since then he has completed two marathons while running barefoot and run pain free for the first time in his life. This book draws on his own experiences, interviews with barefoot runners across America and papers with scientific research to provide a recipe for healthy pain free running"--P. [4] of cover.

The Barefoot Running Book Second Edition A Practical Guide to the Art and Science of Barefoot and Minimalist Shoe Running

  • Filename: the-barefoot-running-book-second-edition-a-practical-guide-to-the-art-and-science-of-barefoot-and-minimalist-shoe-running.
  • ISBN: 9780615376882
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 188
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Barefoot Running University



The Barefoot Running Book (second edition) provides expert advice for new and experienced runners interested in making the transition to barefoot or minimalist shoe running. Why? Because runners find shedding their heavy, overly-cushioned shoes provides a more enjoyable running experience while reducing injury and allowing better form. Jason Ribald uses a combination of research, collaboration, and his own experiences to bring the latest methods for making a safe, enjoyable transition to barefoot or minimalist shoe running. This new expanded second edition includes training plans, information on ultramarathons, photos, tested running tips and helpful hints. Includes contributions from top barefoot runners and experts including Barefoot Ted McDonald, Barefoot Rick Roeber, Dr. Daniel Lieberman, Dr. Michael Nirenberg, Dr. Mark Cucuzzella, Dr. Scott Hadley, Dr. Joseph Froncioni, and many more.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Barefoot Running

  • Filename: the-complete-idiot-s-guide-to-barefoot-running.
  • ISBN: 9781101486252
  • Release Date: 2011-02-01
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Dr. Craig Richards
  • Publisher: Penguin



Enhanced running - naturally. For 30 years runners have been told that their only hope of salvation from injury is an expensive shoe - until now. The barefoot running and minimalist-footwear revolution is here and it is turning the world of running upside down. ? Offers expert advice on how to run barefoot and strengthen atrophied muscles and revitalize super-sensitive soles ? A Harvard University study made from early 2010 shows that barefoot running is better for the body and feet than running in expensive shoes

Runner s World Complete Guide to Minimalism and Barefoot Running

  • Filename: runner-s-world-complete-guide-to-minimalism-and-barefoot-running.
  • ISBN: 9781609612221
  • Release Date: 2013-03-12
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Scott Douglas
  • Publisher: Rodale



Draws on the knowledge of coaches and other running experts to show how and why to make the move safely to running in less shoe and explains why most runners should consider minimalism.

Return to Fitness

  • Filename: return-to-fitness.
  • ISBN: 9781459609587
  • Release Date: 2011-01-01
  • Number of pages: 532
  • Author: Bill Katovsky
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com



Bill Katovsky was a two-time Hawaii Ironman finisher, a guy who bicycled solo across the U.S., an endurance athlete who competed in a three-day race mountain bike race across Costa Rica. But through a series of misfortunes, including depression, losing his dog, death in his family, and debilitating health problems, Katovsky went from being a multisport junkie to complete couch potato. He stopped working out. For almost ten years! By the time he hit fifty, he decided it was time for a change. How he fought his way back to fitness is not only a riveting, brutally honest, and ultimately inspiring story, it is also a hands-on guide to help anyone reclaim health and well-being. Katovsky supplements his personal story with those of others successfully making a return to fitness - an astronaut who spent five months in space; a former Wall Street trader who lost seventy-five pounds and became Hawaii's Fittest CEO; a retired two-time world-champion Hawaii Ironman triathlete with a bum hip that needed replacing, a Yosemite park employee who broke her spine in a hiking accident and is now back on the trails; and a sixty-something business educator who's had six heart bypasses but still backpacks and goes to the gym. With the advice of personal trainers, fitness experts, and multisport coaches, Katovsky offers a wealth of useful information, including: Diet and nutrition - what you need to know for a healthy body How aging, body fat, and motivation affect physical and mental health; and why exercise is good for depression Successfully building a proper aerobic and strength base - workouts you can do at home! Tips for injury prevention - from avoiding overtraining to why stretching isn't recommended.

Natural Running

  • Filename: natural-running.
  • ISBN: 9781937716066
  • Release Date: 2010-12-01
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Danny Abshire
  • Publisher: VeloPress



Natural Running is the middle ground runners have been looking for. By learning to run the barefoot way, while wearing shoes, runners will become more efficient, stronger, and healthier runners. Backed by studies at MIT and Harvard, running form and injury expert Danny Abshire presents the natural running technique, form drills, and an 8-week transition plan that will put runners on the path to faster, more efficient, and healthier running. In Natural Running, Abshire explains how modern running shoes distort the efficient running technique that humans evolved over thousands of years. He reviews the history of running shoes and injuries, making the case for barefoot running but also warning about its dangers. By learning the natural running technique, runners can enjoy both worlds—comfortable feet, knees, and legs and an efficient running form that reduces impact and injuries. Natural Running teaches runners to think about injuries as symptoms of poor running form. Abshire specifies the overuse injuries that are most commonly associated with particular body alignment problems, foot types, and form flaws. Runners will learn how to analyze and identify their own characteristics so they can start down the path to natural running. Abshire explains the natural running technique, describing the posture, arm carriage, cadence, and land-lever-lift foot positioning that mimic the barefoot running style. Using Abshire's 8-week transition plan and a tool kit of strength and form drills, runners will move from heel striking to a midfoot or forefoot strike. Natural Running is the newest way to run and also the oldest. By discovering how they were meant to run, runners will become more efficient, stronger, and healthier runners.

Daniels Running Formula 3rd Edition

  • Filename: daniels-running-formula-3rd-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781450431835
  • Release Date: 2013-12-31
  • Number of pages: 306
  • Author: Jack Daniels
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics



Explains how to determine an ideal training pace, provides pacing tables for individual races, suggests race strategies, and offers guidelines to protect against injury.

DMCA - Contact