Author: Douglas, Scott
Number Of Pages: 224
Details: Product Description Learn Why Millions of Runners Have Decided That Less Is More! No topic in running has gotten more attention lately than minimalist shoes and barefoot running. Proponents say that running barefoot or in lighter, lower shoes leads to better running form and fewer injuries. But others caution that ditching your regular running shoes for barely there models can increase, not decrease, your risk of injury. In this indispensable guide, veteran running writer Scott Douglas draws on the knowledge of leading coaches and other running experts to show how and why to make the move safely to running in less shoe. Full of real-world wisdom, The Runner's World Complete Guide to Minimalism and Barefoot Running explains why most runners should consider minimalism, gives simple tests to determine if you're ready, shows how to make the transition safely to running in less shoe, and reveals easy exercises to improve your running form once you've switched. If you've been wondering whether minimalism and barefoot running are for you, let this book be your guide to a lifetime of healthy, happy running. Review “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.
Release Date: 12-03-2013
Package Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.0 x 0.6 inches