Born to Run Barefoot

  • Filename: born-to-run-barefoot.
  • ISBN: 9781629219844
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  • 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: 9783641043360
  • Release Date: 2010-04-26
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Christopher McDougall
  • Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag



Originell, faszinierend, abenteuerlich: ein Journalist auf der Suche nach dem letzten Geheimnis des Sports Seine Passion: das Laufen, sein Beruf: das Schreiben. Christopher McDougall suchte eine Antwort auf eine vermeintlich einfache Frage: Warum tut mir mein Fuß weh? Wie er sind Millionen von Hobbyläufern mindestens einmal im Jahr ernsthaft verletzt. Nach unzähligen Zyklen des Dauerschmerzes, der Kortisonspritzen und immer neuer Hightech-Sportschuhen stand McDougall kurz davor, zu kapitulieren und die Diagnose der Mediziner ein für alle Mal hinzunehmen: „Sie sind einfach nicht zum Laufen gemacht.“ Stattdessen hat sich der Journalist weit abseits der kostspieligen Empfehlungen von Ärzten und Ausrüstern auf eine abenteuerliche Reise zu den geheimnisvollsten und besten Läufern der Welt begeben. Eine Reise, die McDougall in die von Mythen erfüllten Schluchten der Copper Canyons in Mexiko führen sollte, wo ein Volk lebt, das sich seit Jahrhunderten unter extremen Bedingungen seine Lebensweise bewahrt hat. Die Tarahumara verkörpern den menschlichen Bewegungsdrang in seiner reinsten und faszinierendsten Form. Laufen über lange Strecken ist für sie so selbstverständlich wie atmen. Was wussten sie, was McDougall nicht wusste? In seiner Reportage geht er den vergessenen Geheimnissen der Tarahumara nach. Er verbindet lebendiges Infotainment über neueste evolutionsbiologische und ethnologische Erkenntnisse mit zahlreichen, inspirierenden Porträts von Menschen, die sich – egal, ob sie zum Spaß das Death Valley durchqueren oder einen Ultramarathon in den Rocky Mountains absolvieren – eines bewahrt haben: die Freude daran, laufen zu können wie ein Kind. Einfach immer weiter. Denn in Wahrheit, so McDougalls Fazit, sind wir alle zum Laufen geboren.

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.

Summary and Analysis of Born to Run A Hidden Tribe Superathletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

  • Filename: summary-and-analysis-of-born-to-run-a-hidden-tribe-superathletes-and-the-greatest-race-the-world-has-never-seen.
  • ISBN: 9781504044042
  • Release Date: 2017-02-21
  • Number of pages: 30
  • Author: Worth Books
  • Publisher: Open Road Media



So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Born to Run tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Christopher McDougall’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Born to Run by Christopher McDougall includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Born to Run by Christopher McDougall: Christopher McDougall’s New York Times–bestselling Born to Run brought the underground sport of distance running to the forefront of American conversation, spurring trends like barefoot running and chia seeds’ recognition as a superfood. Centering around two long-distance races, the second of which McDougall intends to run, the book is written in a distinctly Gonzo journalism–style. The author focuses on the Tarahumara, an ancient tribe of runners that lives isolated in Mexico’s Copper Canyons, but he also pulls in plenty of other characters, past and present, and explores the biological reasons we are all born to run. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

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

Quicklet on Christopher McDougall s Born to Run

  • Filename: quicklet-on-christopher-mcdougall-s-born-to-run.
  • ISBN: 9781614641377
  • Release Date: 2011-12-14
  • Number of pages: 62
  • Author: Kathryn Prout
  • Publisher: Hyperink Inc



Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. Born in 1962, Christopher McDougall is an American author and journalist with a penchant for covering the odd or extreme in the world: Frenchmen who work out in coconut trees, fugitive Mexican pop stars, and endurance running. After graduating from Harvard, McDougall was hired by the Associated Press as their new Lisbon correspondent, despite lacking knowledge of both Portuguese and journalism. After leaving the AP, McDougall wrote for a wide variety of publications, including Men's Health and New York Times Magazine. In their pages, he covered a wide breadth of subjects, from why America hasn't been hit by another terrorist attack since September 11 to "physiological oddities" like the health benefits of old lumberjack saws or the Tarahumara tribe of near superhuman ultrarunners. First published in 2009, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen became a New York Times bestseller, staying on the list for over four months and selling over 219,000 hardcover copies in its first year. A movie version of the book is reportedly in the works, to be written and directed by Peter Sarsgaard.

The Barefoot Running Book Deluxe

  • Filename: the-barefoot-running-book-deluxe.
  • ISBN: 9781101614334
  • Release Date: 2012-08-28
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Jason Robillard
  • Publisher: Penguin



This Deluxe eBook edition of The Barefoot Running Book includes 29 videos demonstrating techniques and exercises to help you learn how to master barefoot running. 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 and helpful videos throughout, The Barefoot Running Book shows how everyone can transition to barefoot and minimalist shoe running—safely and optimally.

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.

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.

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 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.

Runner s World Essential Guides Barefoot Running and Minimalism

  • Filename: runner-s-world-essential-guides-barefoot-running-and-minimalism.
  • ISBN: 9781609614140
  • Release Date: 2011-10-20
  • Number of pages: 45
  • Author: Scott Douglas
  • Publisher: Rodale



The basic rationale for running barefoot or in minimalist models goes something like this: Humans evolved to cover long distances by foot. By introducing a thick layer of cushioning and an elevated heel between the foot and the ground, modern running shoes alter natural running form. But modern running shoes alter form in ways that lead to injury. Therefore, getting back to a more natural running gait by running in little-to-no shoe will lead to improved form, which should lower injury rates. A key reason to run barefoot or in minimalist shoes is to allow your feet to work more naturally, free from the confines and controls of overly engineered running shoes. Unfortunately, too many runners, eager to run more naturally, have gone too far, too fast, from one extreme to the other. The realities of modern life have weakened our feet, ankles, and lower legs, and our bodies have adapted to the shoes we have worn for most of our lives; if we suddenly start running in little-to-no shoe, our bodies are not prepared for the new stresses. Runner's World Essential Guides: Barefoot Running and Minimalism provides historical context, thoughts, advice, and tips on making a healthy transition. The foremost authorities on running on the planet show you how to ease into a transition from conventional running shoes to barefoot running or minimalist shoes, starting with some simple at-home tests to see if your feet already have the strength they need to handle little-to-no shoe. You'll learn a step-by-step process for safely moving away from doing all your running in big, bulky shoes, including guidelines on how to introduce barefoot running into your regimen. Whether you want to learn more about the barefoot craze that's swept the nation or you want to introduce barefoot running into your training plan, this indispensable guide contains everything you need to get started!

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.

Handbuch des Helden

  • Filename: handbuch-des-helden.
  • ISBN: 9783641165840
  • Release Date: 2015-11-02
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Christopher McDougall
  • Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag



Das neue Buch von Bestsellerautor und Läufer-Guru Christopher McDougall Wie sehen echte Helden aus? Für Bestsellerautor und Läufer-Guru Christopher McDougall war klar: nicht wie die muskelbepackten Rohlinge aus Comics und Hollywoodstreifen. Inspiriert von den Überlebenskünstlern der griechischen Mythologie, wie Odysseus und Herkules, macht sich McDougall auf die Suche nach den Geheimnissen von Kraft und Ausdauer. Seine Erkenntnisse: Ein Held ist, wer zuerst an andere denkt, statt an die Lorbeeren; wer seinen Körper durch unterschiedliche Bewegungen – Laufen, Schwimmen, Klettern – fit hält, statt mit Hanteln den Bizeps zu stählen; wer aus den simplen Gaben der Natur die besten Produkte gewinnt, statt Geld für Ernährungsmoden zu verschwenden. McDougalls neue Reportage ist ein Handbuch für alle, die sich für Spaß an Bewegung und körperliche Gesundheit interessieren, denn, so sein Fazit: Der Stoff, aus dem die Helden sind, steckt in uns allen.

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