Barefoot Running: How to Run Light and Free by Getting in Touch with the Earth
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 run
The first few chapters are new agey "connect with the magnetic fields of the earth" kind of hooey, but if you can wade through that (or skim fast), then the book gets pretty good. Its discussion of mechanics, exercises, how to build up your foot, injuries - all are good. The discussio...more
It's really true that for most runners - including me - not being able to run their usual...more
Sure, there's a bit of kookery, but I've always loved a little bit of that. Recommendations to sleep with grounded conductive sheets? Okay, that'...more
Is it necessary? That depends on how adventurous you are. In the words of Patches O'Houlihan: Necessary? Is it necessary for me to drink my own urine? No, but I do it anywa...more
I like authors attitude: don't be fool, head a home, if your feet feel bad. This is not easy. But big true. You become a big runner after adapting this rule. No more "yet another mile, it will be ok". And I like authors running without pain. You should listen your body and pain is signal, something goes wrong. And thi...more
I skimmed a lot but also got a lot out of the instructional portions of the book.