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by Michael Sandler

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What I appreciated about this book was the practical, evidence based exercises for how to develop your body so that you can run barefoot safely and quickly. Down to earth and sensible advice, including the dangers of transitioning to barefoot too quickly and a frank warning against barefoot absolutism and an acknowledgement of the healthiness of a mixed economy of barefoot, shod, and barely shod running.

What I found frustrating about this book was the non-evidence based pseudo-spiritual hooey that went with the practical stuff. ( )
  tcarter | Jan 3, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0984382208, Perfect Paperback)

"Enjoy the insights this book has to offer -- It is about form, joy and the love of running. Run Free!" - Micah True, AKA Caballo Blanco.

As seen nationally on TV, radio and in print, Barefoot Running is the original, most comprehensive guide to barefoot running, written by best-selling author and running coach Michael Sandler, who has coached and inspired thousands of runners, walkers, and hikers nationwide.

After a near-death accident left him with a titanium femur and hip along with 10 knee operations, no ACL, and an inch leg-length discrepancy, former professional athlete and Olympic hopeful Michael Sandler was told he could never run again. It was only by going barefoot and feeling the ground, he began to heal as he learned how to run light and free. He now runs pain free 10-20 miles a day and in all conditions. His step-by-step method helps runners overcome injuries, find their natural form and rediscover the pure joy of running, no matter their age, history, or fitness level.

Co-Author Jessica Lee hated running and nagging knee pain and swore off running until the day she went barefoot. Now she helps women experience the joy of running barefoot (and pain free) nationwide.

Written to help people get into running, back into running, or run pain free and at your best at any age, Michael Sandler's inspirational book and step-by-step guide is an easy to read bible of information and a must read for any runner. Barefoot Running is the how-to-guide that picks up where Christopher McDougall's inspiring book Born to Run left off. If you liked Born to Run, you'll love Barefoot Running.

Topics include: Barefoot Running for Kids, for Seniors, choosing footwear, transitioning safely, cold-weather running and more.

"You are holding in your hands a book as exhaustive and accurate of a description of barefoot running as you could ever hope for." - Barefoot Ted

Michael Sandler is a best-selling author, and an internationally recognized barefoot running and walking coach, teaching thousands of runners, walkers, and hikers of all abilities. He has coached athletes professionally for nearly 20 years. After a near-death accident in 2006, he was told he was lucky to keep his leg and that he would never run again. With a titanium femur and hip, it was only through barefoot running and the lessons learned on the trails that he was able to heal and run again. With co-author Jessica Lee, they teach people how to rediscover the bliss of pain-free running. Together, they are cofounders of RunBare Company, a barefoot running school based out of Boulder, Colorado.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:44:16 -0400)

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How could something we have for free--our bare feet--be better for running than $150 shoes? Running in shoes is high impact, heel-centric, promotes bad form, is relatively unstable and inflexible, tends to weaken rather than strengthen your feet, knees, and hips, which leads to injury while dampening your connection to the world around you. In contrast, barefoot running is low-impact, toe-centric, promotes good form, enhances stability and adaptability, strengthens your feet in miraculous ways, and provides delightful sensory and spiritual connections to the earth. In this comprehensive guide two of its pioneers, teach the RunBare technique: getting grounded, starting out slowly; navigating through rough weather and rugged terrain, coping with injuries, building your feet into living shoes, and understanding minimalist shoes. Once you learn to dance with nature, you'll tread lightly into the silence, hearing nature's secret symphony, and the dirt beneath your feet.--From publisher description.… (more)

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