"Scott Douglas’ book on the minimalist running movement is a must for any runner looking to go down that avenue. Scott clearly informs the reader with the reasoning behind running more freely. He also does a great job of breaking it down into step-by-step instructions, allowing your body to adapt to this new style of running."—SHALANE FLANAGAN, three-time Olympian, Olympic bronze medalist, and US record holder for 10,000 meters"What makes Scott Douglas so good is that he doesn’t have an agenda to push—besides helping more people run more miles. This is a terrific, fair, and thoughtful book, with everything you need to know about minimalist shoes. Read it and run."—NICHOLAS THOMPSON, editor, newyorker.com, and 2:39 marathoner"Scott Douglas’s book is an eminently sensible, practical, and nonfaddish guide to the ‘minimalist’ fad in the running world. As a longtime minimalist runner myself, I found a number of valuable tips about the best use to make of these shoes—and, more important, the most useful ways to think about running and fitness as lifelong pursuits. Anyone interested in running will learn from this book."—JAMES FALLOWS, national correspondent for The Atlantic
and 3:02 marathoner
About the Author
SCOTT DOUGLAS is the editor of Runner's World Newswire and the author or coauthor or five other running books. A runner since 1979, Douglas lives in South Portland, Maine.