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Barefoot Running

Author : Michael Sandler
ISBN : 9780307985941
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Barefoot Running

Author : Dr. Craig Richards
ISBN : 9781101486252
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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
Category: Sports & Recreation

Running Barefoot In Paris

Author : Brandyn Barbara Artis
ISBN : 146284538X
Genre : Fiction
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What would you do in a foreign country for the first time in your life without knowing anyone? Mrs. Dillon Devon Jones greets Paris and moves around like an exploratory jazz solo. While a beloved husbands music provides a wistful soundtrack in memory le monsieur materializes during a simple act of kindness, consequentially all is exposed. Two love stories, one in the past, the other the present, collide. Constraints of language, matters of the heart blaze, smolder and disintegrate in the luminous intensity of the City of light this summer of 1996. Expressly for women and those who love them.
Category: Fiction

The Barefoot Running Book

Author : Jason Robillard
ISBN : 9781101603505
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Barefoot Running Book Deluxe

Author : Jason Robillard
ISBN : 9781101614334
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Runner S World Essential Guides Barefoot Running And Minimalism

Author : Scott Douglas
ISBN : 9781609614140
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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!
Category: Sports & Recreation

Running Barefoot

Author : Amy Sutorius Harmon
ISBN : 1475043740
Genre : Fiction
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When Josie Jensen, an awkward 13-year-old musical prodigy crashes headlong into new-comer Samuel Yazzie, an 18-year-old Navajo boy full of anger and confusion, an unlikely friendship blooms. Josie teaches Samuel about words, music and friendship, and along the way finds a kindred spirit. Upon graduation, Samuel abandons the sleepy, small town in search of a future and a life, leaving his young mentor behind. Many years go by and Samuel returns, finding his old friend in need of the very things she offered him years before. Their roles reversed, Samuel teaches Josie about life, love, and letting go. Deeply romantic and poignant, Running Barefoot is the story of a small town girl and a Native American boy, the ties that bind them to their homes and families, and the love that gives them wings.
Category: Fiction

Runner S World Complete Guide To Minimalism And Barefoot Running

Author : Scott Douglas
ISBN : 9781609612276
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Learn Why Millions of Runners Have Decided That Less Is More! No topic in running has gotten more attention lately than minimalist shoes and barefoot running. Proponents say that running barefoot or in lighter, lower shoes leads to better running form and fewer injuries. But others caution that ditching your regular running shoes for barely there models can increase, not decrease, your risk of injury. In this indispensable guide, veteran running writer Scott Douglas draws on the knowledge of leading coaches and other running experts to show how and why to make the move safely to running in less shoe. Full of real-world wisdom, The Runner's World Complete Guide to Minimalism and Barefoot Running explains why most runners should consider minimalism, gives simple tests to determine if you're ready, shows how to make the transition safely to running in less shoe, and reveals easy exercises to improve your running form once you've switched. If you've been wondering whether minimalism and barefoot running are for you, let this book be your guide to a lifetime of healthy, happy running.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Barefoot Running Book Second Edition A Practical Guide To The Art And Science Of Barefoot And Minimalist Shoe Running

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ISBN : 9780615376882
Genre : Running
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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.
Category: Running

A Barefoot Run Across North Carolina

Author : Matt Jenkins
ISBN : 9780557723492
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This is the story of a barefoot runner who wanted to make a difference. He ran 760 miles across North Carolina to raise money for non-profit organizations that work with children. Along the way, he had to dodge traffic, deal with the summer heat, and was even bitten by a poisonous snake. His journey is about him, but more so, it is about the people of North Carolina who befriended him on his journey.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Running Barefoot

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ISBN : 1301221589
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When Josie Jensen, an awkward 13-year-old musical prodigy crashes headlong into new-comer Samuel Yazzie, an 18-year-old Navajo boy full of anger and confusion, an unlikely friendship blooms. Josie teaches Samuel about words, music and friendship, and along the way finds a kindred spirit. Upon graduation, Samuel abandons the sleepy, small town in search of a future and a life, leaving his young friend behind. Many years go by and Samuel returns, finding Josie in need of the very things she offered him years before. Their roles reversed, Samuel teaches Josie about life, love, and letting go. Deeply romantic and poignant, Running Barefoot is the story of a small town girl and a Native American boy, the ties that bind them to their homes and families, and the love that gives them wings.
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Running Barefoot

Author : Susan Lang
ISBN : 1938436725
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A memoir of a survivor of a violent childhood, teen pregnancy, and being a single mother of five children. Determined to get an education, she studied Kant, Hegel, Sartre and, Simone de Beauvoir, became a social worker and the author of five acclaimed novels.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Running Barefoot On Holy Ground

Author : Jeanne Gowen Dennis
ISBN : 0825424887
Genre : Religion
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Using delightful stories, fun exercises, and penetrating scriptural insights,Running Barefoot on Holy Ground is an insightful and captivating look at growing closer to God by becoming more like a child.
Category: Religion

Leg Pain In The Running Athlete An Issue Of Clinics In Sports Medicine E Book

Author : Alexander Meininger
ISBN : 9781455744381
Genre : Medical
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This issue of Clinics in Sports Medicine, Guest Edited by Alexander K. Meininger, MD, is devoted to Leg Pain in Athletes. Leg pain is a common manifestation of many ailments for which the athlete is vulnerable. In this issue, authors will discuss the most common causes of leg pain, including tibial stress syndrome, stress fractures, and exertional compartment syndrome. Attention will also be given to the evaluation of the injured runner, risk factors (such as the female athlete triad), and useful imaging adjuncts will be discussed.
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Running Barefoot For Human Survival

Author : Sidy Diallo
ISBN : 1656617331
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The planet is literally burning, but not in danger, while we humans are in danger of extinction. We're indeed sitting on a mega time bomb fueled by frantic consumption, and the timer is ticking faster and sounding louder with each passing day, because the planet can't ensure the survival of almost eight billion people in the blind search for happiness through overconsumption, which also can result in serious financial problems for some people. Fortunately, we have a free, natural, sustainable, healthy, planet-friendly and highly efficient alternative to achieve the great human happiness billions of dollars can't buy. That's barefoot long-distance running, which also means heading back to our roots to find reason and meaning in life, for free. Since Homo sapiens is a tropical species, the cold is the only real challenge for our naked feet.If we keep hiding the head in the sand, the mega-bomb will inevitably end up exploding under our backsides. And before that fateful end, we will likely suffer from countless human tragedies, which will be more devastating and more frequent than those of recent years, such as fires in Australia and California; suffocating heat waves in many countries; islands and coastal regions swept away by storms, hurricanes or typhoons, etc. "We have to save the planet!" is the unfortunate motto shared by almost everyone, including many climate activists and the United Nations. Therefore, the UN has been organizing a yearly conference on global warming since 1995, with, expectedly, disappointing results. So there we have individuals of an endangered animal species, who are pretending to have the power to save the planet that gave us life, which is more than 4.5 billion years old, and which will survive us for a long time.We're born to hunt for food, procreate and live naturally happily, not to indulge in frantic consumption for having fun or finding meaning in life, because this inevitably fuels a permanent frustration, which leads not only to overconsumption and global warming, but also to the dreaded chronic diseases, such as stress, depression, insomnia, fatigue, overweight, obesity, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, erectile dysfunction, certain cancers, loss of mobility or cognitive ability, etc., against which doctors and drugs are proving increasingly powerless. This means that those responsible for the global warming and the chronic diseases are neither politicians, companies, producing countries nor other scapegoats, but the final consumers.Moreover, three million years of human evolution has created an impeccable and highly efficient musculoskeletal system for barefoot running. Abebe Bikila, the first barefoot runner of a marathon, won the race and broke the world. Unfortunately, he afterwards agreed to wear sneakers, and he eventually became the legendary victim of running shoes, when he suffered the serious injuries that terminated his marathon career. Like him, an increasing number of people have to stop running, because of injuries to their feet, legs or spine. Shoes are foreign objects that significantly disrupt the functioning of the musculoskeletal system. Injured or exhausted finishers are surprised to meet a barefoot runner, who completed a marathon without any injury, pain or fatigue. And most of them are convinced that my feet must have thick horny layers, as hard as iron, when the opposite is true.It's about time to think again and combine two complementary professions: a modern job to bring home the beacon, and the primary human job, i.e. barefoot running for our health, our natural happiness, and for preserving a habitable planet for humans and other species. We need very little to stop destroying, and guarantee our survival. We only need sleep, air, water, the minimum necessary food to keep our body mass within the range of our organs' capacities, a shelter, clothing and accessories adapted to our latitudes, hygiene, healthcare for non-preventable diseases, education, et
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Barefoot Running Step By Step

Author : Roy Wallack
ISBN : 9781610581264
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“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.
Category: Sports & Recreation

1 001 Pearls Of Runners Wisdom

Author : Bill Katovsky
ISBN : 9781620873076
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Within these pages, runners will find a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and even a little humor to encourage them in their sport. But whether comical or serious, the quotes contained here represent the finest writing and wisdom on running. Geared towards everyone from the long-distance enthusiast to the relative or friend of one, the musings collected are poignant, sentimental, and amazing. 1,001 Pearls of Runners’ Wisdom covers a wide swath of topics, ranging from training to coaching to marathons to shoes to diet, and even barefoot or natural running, a new trend inspired by Christopher McDougall’s national bestseller, Born to Run. "I started the Boston Marathon as a 20-year-old girl, and came out the other end a grown woman." —Kathrine Switzer "It has been said that the love of the chase is an inherent delight in man—a relic of an instinctive passion." —Charles Darwin "A lot of people run a race to see who's the fastest. I run to see who has the most guts." —Steve Prefontaine "Don’t worry, everyone slows over time." —Bill Rodgers "There's nary an animal alive that can outrun a greased Scotsman." —Groundskeeper Willy, from The Simpsons "Speed is sex ... distance is love." —David Blaike, Canadian ultrarunner "Gazelles run when they’re pregnant. Why should it be any different for women??" —Joan Ullyot, M.D. "I’m afraid the reason so many new runners quit is because they never get past the point of feeling like they have to run." —John Bingham "Run softly by imagining a helium balloon attached to your head." —Lieutenant Colonel (Dr.) Dan Kuland, U.S. Air Force Chief of Health Promotion "Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." —Jim Ryun "They were the lightest shoes I could find." —Ron Hill, elite British long-distance runner, on why he ran barefoot "People [say to] me after a race, 'I get so many blisters from shoes, if I run barefoot, it’s going to be worse.' And I say, 'Well that’s why I stopped wearing shoes because I got tired of getting blisters.'" —Ken Bob Saxton, aka “Barefoot Ken Bob,” has run 76 marathons, 75 of them shoeless, since 1997 "The mile has all the elements of drama." —Roger Bannister "Anything worth doing is going to be difficult." —Fauja Singh, 100 years old, after finishing the 2011 Toronto Marathon in 8:25 "One cannot run away from his behind." —African proverb
Category: Sports & Recreation

The New Rules Of Running

Author : Vijay Vad, M.D.
ISBN : 9781101623657
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The ultimate guide to injury-free running and racing, from renowned sports medicine specialist Vijay Vad with training schedules designed by coach and 2-time NYC Marathon Champion Tom Fleming Whether you’re learning to run, trying to lower your Personal Record, recovering from injury, or just getting in shape, The New Rules of Running will make you a faster, healthier runner. The only book on running authored by a sports medicine specialist, this informative guide offers: A primer on running’s most common injuries, emphasizing prevention and recovery, to get you through the grueling training months unscathed. Essential strengthening exercises, stretches, nutrition, and hydration tips.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Complete Running And Marathon Book

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781409357476
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A one-stop guide for any aspiring runner, from the first step to the first marathon Joining the 2 million runners in the UK (guardian.co.uk)? The Complete Running and Marathon Book has everything you need to know, from choosing the right footwear to eating right and warming up. Or running a race, such as a 5K, 10K, half marathon or marathon? Train hard with one of the specific programmes for your distance. Invaluable tips can help you to gain a vital competitive edge, from goal-setting and motivation to running psychology and race tactics. Assess and develop your technique under clear no-nonsense guidance with detailed visuals to help you understand what your body is going through. Key pre- and post-run step-by-step stretches help you to protect yourself from injury and core and resistance-training exercises can help you to run faster and further. The Complete Running and Marathon Book is perfect for any new or aspiring runner looking to go the distance.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Running Free

Author : Richard Askwith
ISBN : 9781448137909
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Shortlisted for the 2015 Thwaites Wainwright prize for nature writing Richard Askwith wanted more. Not convinced running had to be all about pounding pavements, buying fancy kit and racking up extreme challenges, he looked for ways to liberate himself. His solution: running through muddy fields and up rocky fells, running with his dog at dawn, running because he's being (voluntarily) chased by a pack of bloodhounds, running to get hopelessly, enjoyably lost, running fast for the sheer thrill of it. Running as nature intended. Part diary of a year running through the Northamptonshire countryside, part exploration of why we love to run without limits, Running Free is an eloquent and inspiring account of running in a forgotten, rural way, observing wildlife and celebrating the joys of nature. An opponent of the commercialisation of running, Askwith offers a welcome alternative, with practical tips (learned the hard way) on how to both start and keep running naturally – from thawing frozen toes to avoiding a stampede when crossing a field of cows. Running Free is about getting back to the basics of why we love to run.
Category: Sports & Recreation