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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Barefoot Running

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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
ebook, 352 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Alpha Books (first published December 9th 2010)
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The book is well organized and easy to read-through or simply look up things when you want to know--like stretches or how to start or minimalist shoes, et cetera. The book is by far the most comprehensive and instructional I could ask for. It teaches the philosophy, the art and the act of running barefoot or in minimalist shoes. Easy to read, understand, peruse and use. Cheers
I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. I have read several books about running but none that were strictly about barefoot running. I have done some online research concerning barefoot running online. I found this book to have more helpful and pertinent information than what I had found online. Most articles I have read online about barefoot running just outlines the basic and most important aspects of the sport. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Barefoot Running delves into almost ever ...more
I was happy to receive this book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Barefoot Running, through the Goodreads First Reads Giveaway. This is a very well organized book on Barefoot Running, but after reading Born to Run, I didn't learn too much new information here.

I was drawn to the concept of barefoot running after suffering from several reoccurring injuries due to marathon training. I was looking for ways to improve my form and approach to running. This book helped me in my research, although since
Bit surprised that there would be a book like this in the "Idiot's Guide to" series and spotted it at the local library. (Disclosure, I run barefoot).
At just under 340 pages I was curious to see what it contained. Curiosity satisfied, less than 340 pages worth of information. Maybe as a very general overview it is interesting but in general the information seems like common sense, was irrelevant (to me anyway as a cynic of reflexology and related pressure points in the feet), although there were
Thorough and well-organized, this covered nearly everything I've read online over the past two years about barefoot and minimalist running, all in one book.

The section on minimalist shoes was the only part I found lacking. Huaraches were mentioned in under "How to Select Minimalist Shoes", but completely missing from "Types of Minimalist Footwear". I also thought the shoe ratings needed further explanation. It wasn't clear, for example, why Skora was given an 8 without even having a shoe on the
Hmmm -- this is a good introduction to barefoot running, but if you've already read Born to Run, there's nothing new here on why it's potentially good for you.

What is new here is how to ease into the sport, which was great. The book walks you through how to get your feet ready for the transition and how to ease into walking/hiking/running barefoot.

I would have loved a more definitive guide for how to run your first 5K, 10K, half-marathon, marathon, etc., but the advice was a little vague. I als
Dion Schuit
Great guide for every runner covering a wide range of topics including techniques, diet, forward, etc.
I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads. Now that I have read it, it will go on the shelf at the library. Good photos to help you understand the information, bulleted to maximize information, with proper stretching to avoid injury. This book is an overview of barefoot running, what the benefits of barefoot running are, and useful information on how to do it properly to gain strength without injury. Good information for the novice to the more advanced barefoot runner.

Loads of information for newbie barefoot runners. More detail on the transition would have given it 5 stars
Fantastic book, loved it, has gotten me totally excited about barefoot running!!!!
Liked it a lot. Best advice is to take it really slowly. I'll be doing that.
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