The Barefoot Running Book

The Barefoot Running Book
Author: Jason Robillard
Publisher: Penguin Group
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2012-08-28
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 0452298458

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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.

Running Barefoot

Running Barefoot
Author: Amy Sutorius Harmon
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2012-04-05
Genre: Friendship
ISBN: 9781475043747

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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.

Barefoot Running

Barefoot Running
Author: Michael Sandler
Publisher: Crown
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2011-09-20
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 0307985938

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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.

Barefoot Running Step by Step

Barefoot Running Step by Step
Author: Roy Wallack
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-05-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 1610581261

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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.

Born to Run

Born to Run
Author: Christopher McDougall
Publisher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2010-12-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 184765228X

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A New York Times bestseller 'A sensation ... a rollicking tale well told' - The Times 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.

Run, Little Chaski!

Run, Little Chaski!
Author: Mariana Llanos
Publisher: Barefoot Books
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2021-05-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1646862538

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In this tale set in the ancient Inka (sometimes spelled Inca) empire, Little Chaski has a big job: he is the Inka King’s newest royal messenger. On his first day delivering messages he stops to help several creatures in need along the way, causing him to nearly miss his sunset deadline. But the kindness he bestowed on these animals winds up helping him in surprising ways. Descriptive language and bold illustrations give readers insight into Little Chaski’s nervousness and excitement as he runs the Inka Trail, working earnestly to fulfill the responsibilities of his new role.

Running Barefoot for Human Survival

Running Barefoot for Human Survival
Author: Sidy Diallo
Publisher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-01-06
ISBN: 9781656617330

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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

Barefoot Runner

Barefoot Runner
Author: Paul Rambali
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2006
Genre: Marathon running

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First biography of the world's greatest runner-vivid retelling of Bikila's triumph over adversity.


Author: Philip Maffetone
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-08-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 1629148377

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What will it take to run a marathon in less than two hours? The world’s fastest times for the marathon have been dropping since the distance of 26.2 miles was made official nearly one hundred years ago. But after a noticeable decline that occurred for a half century, the times, while still edging lower, have stalled several minutes north of two hours for the past decade. For the first time, 1:59 examines what it will take for an elite distance runner to go sub–two hours. It will require more than raw talent, optimal body size, and great athletic genes. In order to become marathon’s Roger Bannister and smash this elusive record, this runner must follow a healthy diet and an individualized training regimen that takes advantage of specific environmental factors (“live high, train low”). Because precious seconds count over each mile run, other critical considerations include improved running form and economy, sharpened mental focus, and wearing the right type of racing flats (or even going barefoot). The athlete who finally breaks distance running’s most tantalizing barrier will become a worldwide celebrity overnight. Will the runner be a Kenyan, an Ethiopian, an American, or a marathoner from another country? And how soon will it happen? By providing a unique window into the highly competitive world of elite marathon running, this book also allows running enthusiasts to have a thorough understanding of the true potential of endurance athletes. And in turn, they can apply the same training and racing principles discussed in 1:59 to their own running, whether it’s a 10K, half marathon, marathon, or ultramarathon.

Run Barefoot Run Healthy

Run Barefoot Run Healthy
Author: Ashish Mukharji
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2011-07-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9780983035404

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"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.