Runner's World Complete Guide to Minimalism and Barefoot Running: How to Make the Healthy Transition to Lightweight Shoes and Injury-Free Running

Runner's World Complete Guide to Minimalism and Barefoot Running: How to Make the Healthy Transition to Lightweight Shoes and Injury-Free Running

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609612276
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 03/12/2013
Series: Runner's World
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 964,071
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Scott Douglas is the coauthor of seven running books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Jogging and Running with renowned marathoner Bill Rodgers and Meb For Mortals with 2014 Boston Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi. His work can also be seen at RunnersWorld.com, where he is a contributing editor.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Minimalism: The ideas behind running in less shoe, and how this book will help you safely implement them 1

Chapter 2 Why Bother?: Reasons for running in less shoe 13

Chapter 3 A Brief History of Minimalism: There was a time when all shoes were minimalist 37

Chapter 4 Facts on Form, Footstrike, and Footwear: What research shows-and doesn't show-about running shoes, injury rates, barefoot running, and more 53

Chapter 5 The Many Modes of Minimalism: The characteristics and categories of minimalist shoes 71

Chapter 6 Steps to Minimalism: How to transition safely to running in less shoe 93

Chapter 7 Reasonable Barefooting: The theory and practice of running without shoes 121

Chapter 8 Minimalism for Life: How to stay healthy long-term while running in less shoe 135

Chapter 9 Minimalism in the Long Run: Where are minimalist shoes headed? 167

A Minimalism Glossary 185

Online Minimalism Resources 195

Acknowledgments 199

About the Author 201

Index 202

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