Less Pain More Gain For Runners Over 30
New book from Ashish Mukharji, Bay Area local and friend of the Zombies
Barefoot running is the hottest trend in athletics today, spurred by the bestselling Born to Run, and the subsequent popularity of Vibram Five Fingers toe shoes. Should you do it? And how do you start? With a focus on injury prevention for middle-of-the pack runners, this easy to read "why and how of barefoot running" opens with the author's own transformation from barefoot skeptic to barefoot marathoner, and draws from 100 years of scientific research on barefooting, as well as interviews with podiatrists and with barefoot running moms and dads across America.
2011, paperback, 192 pages. Signed by the author.
"The paradigm has shifted and this book captures it beautifully. The days of trying to build up shoe support with stiff materials and inserts are being replaced with a more natural, intrinsic approach - barefoot running. Ashish convincingly presents why this is the ideal way to build foot stability, balance, and prevent injury." -- Michael Fredericson, M.D., Professor, Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Head Team Physician, Stanford Track & Field, Stanford University School of Medicine
"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." -- Alex Tilson, American 50K record holder (2002-2009)
"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!" -- Chantelle Wilder, 2009 Canada World Cross Country team Runners Feed writer and co-owner and former barefoot running skeptic
"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." -- Bill Bilodeau, Recreational runner, barefoot and shod, 52 years old
About the Author
Ashish Mukharji dared to run barefoot at the age of 38, only after
enduring two decades of chronic (shod) running injuries. He has since
completed two barefoot (skin to ground) marathons, running injury-free
for the first time in his life.
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