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Runner's World Essential Guides: Barefoot Running and Minimalism: Everything You Need to Know to Make the Healthy Transition to Minimalism and Barefoot Running

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Published October 20th 2011 by Rodale
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Jen
Jun 23, 2013 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A concise introduction to minimalism, with some practical advice for transitioning to minimalist shoes and working on strength/flexibility/form to prevent injury. Written from the perspective that running shoes are there to serve the runner - at the end of the day, the "right" shoe is the shoe that works for you.
Ryan
Mar 27, 2012 Ryan rated it liked it
This is a great introduction, but definitely not "Everything You Need to Know". You'll find more to read at the Natural Running Center and the UVA Endurosports Blog, of just a couple of great sources.
JT
Mar 16, 2014 JT rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Informative, with exercises that seem helpful, of course I haven't actually tried them. Ha. The nice thing about this book is it feels every balanced - includes reasons why minimalism might not be for you. Not propaganda.
Tomáš Heřman
Apr 29, 2013 Tomáš Heřman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's pretty good. I like the fact that it has exercises and test to help you get started with barefoot running.
Arvind Kandhare
Jan 16, 2016 Arvind Kandhare rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ho ho ho..... will make a lot of difference if I in fact run for more than two days a year!!! but some GK is always useful ...
Gregory
May 21, 2013 Gregory rated it really liked it
Minimalism isn't for everyone, but good form is and minimalism often helps with that issue. There, now you don't have to read it. :)
Seriously though, great book from a legend.
Diane
Jun 27, 2014 Diane rated it really liked it
Clearly written, with valuable information on types of shoes, running forms, tests to see if you can start a minimalist program and exercises to get you ready and keep you injury-free if you aren't.
Jan Heyse
Mar 13, 2013 Jan Heyse rated it did not like it
I would call this book 'the minimalistic guide to barefoot running and the essential guide to running shoe selling'.
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Scott Douglas is senior content editor for Runner's World and a former editor of Running Times.
He is the author or co-author of six books on running.
Scott has run more than 100,000 miles since taking up the sport in 1979.
He lives in South Portland, Maine.
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