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Run Barefoot Run Healthy: Less Pain More Gain For Runners Over 30 Paperback – July 1, 2011
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"Like most runners I know in their 40s, I am desperate to again be able to run healthy. I fought the central thesis of this book, but by addressing some of my main concerns again and again, Ashish has convinced me to try barefoot running."
"This thought provoking and easy to read book had me intrigued and tempted within minutes. It truly puts the burden of proof back on the running shoe industry!"
"Whether you run in shoes or barefoot, the fundamentals described in this book, like posture, and how your feet touch the ground, will be invaluable."
"I don't want to wear shoes. Why is there a book called Run Barefoot except if it is good for you?"
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I must say that despite his degree in mathematics to which the author attributes his fondness of data, he expresses himself very clearly and thoughtfully, answering all the possible questions I had on the subject. He lets his sentiments (read sarcasm) occasionally emerge in his answers, which can be quite entertaining. I guess I realized when I ordered a book titled, "Run Barefoot, Run Healthy" that the author is a not a big Nike fan.
I read the book in one sitting and am looking forward to my first barefoot run tomorrow (I prefer to start in the daylight).
Who knew there would ever be a book for 30+ aged runners? That's niche!
This book has style and is a super fun read. It even answered questions I didn't know I had such as - "Where did we get the term `barefoot and pregnant?' What do the Marines think about running shoes? Does the Bible recommend running barefoot?"
I'm giving a copy of this book to my sister and am putting it on my list to give to running friends instead of bringing wine the next time I visit for dinner. I'm so glad I finally I know what's really the best way to run, and why.
Then comes along a book that wraps itself around you like a playful conversation with a warm, supportive friend who's done his homework. "Run Barefoot, Run Healthy" is to running what "Zen and The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance" was to cycling. Both say go ahead, get close to the ground, trust your intuition, touch down and play your life at its richest, most authentic level, stones and all.
This is a book for the mindful runner, walker or anyone else wishing to move through space with more joy and less pain. While I've not given up the comfort of my own five-toed flippers, Ashish Mukharji's willingness to question authority and inspire a new respect for our natural gait is refreshing for any age.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There are many books like this. The basis is sound but to implement it is beyond the dedication of mostPublished 16 months ago by Honest John
This book in summary is good for beginners to get psyched up about running. That's what it is. Don't expect more. Read morePublished on March 29, 2014 by lowkster
Loved it . I like to run barefoot at the beach or grassy fields. Not brave enough for the sidewalks and streets.Published on March 21, 2014 by Magical Dragon
I've been barefoot for ~3 yrs, and continue to read on the subject. There is a lot of great research out there, as well as some great guidelines for how newbie's can safely join... Read morePublished on March 15, 2014 by John B
The Q and A format for this book can be very annoying, with answers that are often very surface-level. Read morePublished on February 18, 2014 by Erin Wolf
Good reading for barefoot enthusiast. Some new angles but mostly already known if you read barefoot books earlier. Like the idea with intervju style.Published on July 18, 2013 by peter
Good for beginners, nothing really deep (barefoot bob is more insightful). You can try if you want to do barefooting (it's worth a try!).Published on April 9, 2013 by jabbur
Enlightening and refreshingly easy-to-read. I read it cover to cover in a day, and regularly consult back for tips and training. Read morePublished on August 26, 2012 by fiddler86
Having done 3 marathons in New Balance stability shoes, plus 3 in Vibram 5-fingers, and trained for the LA Marathon (about 550 miles) barefoot with the LA Roadrunners, I did not... Read morePublished on April 15, 2012 by Christopher F. Wilson