Books to read

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  1. Line Kolbe

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    Being new to this minimalist running I want to learn all there is to learn.
    So..
    What book should I get and read?
     
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    There are a couple of them that are quite useful:

    Ken Bob Saxton: Barefoot Running Step by Step
    Jason Robillard: The Barefoot Running Book
    Michael Sandler:Barefoot Running
    Ashish Mukharji: Run Barefoot Run Healthy
    Peter Larson and Bill Katovsky: Tread lightly

    There are probably others, but these are the ones I bought and can recommend.

    Now if you want to buy only one book, it would be difficult to choose ...
     
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    Thank you!
    oh I want to buy many.... :D
     
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    I have read Jason's and Michael's, and now reading Ken Bob's. Also liked Chi Running. Can't pick a favorite, but I can mostly relate to Jason's because I am interested in Ultra running and beer.

    Nothing wrong with plenty of research and reading, but be cautious of being overwhelmed by too many details. Enjoy just running.
     
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    Thank you :)
     
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    Also barefoot walking by Michael Sandler for the times you are not running.
    Born to Run by Christopher McDougall.
     
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    Thank you Susan.

    I'm starting to get a good long list of books to order :)
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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    The two Barefoot Sisters books, 'Southbound' and 'Walking Home', about hiking the Appalachian trail both ways barefoot - not running, but a good read.
     
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    Richard Askwith - Running Free.. If you have ever wondered how would it feel to run without gps, clock or any other gadget, read this and you probably get the inspiration to do so. I'm not even half way through the book, but there haven't been any extraordinary stories of heroic running feats, just subtly told ordinary runs, kinda like you are running your normal run and suddenly realize that nature is beautiful and you are feeling awesome.
     
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    No bare foot running, but a inspiring running book, Running on Empty by Marshall Ulrich is a real good read!
     
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    Ken Bob Saxton: Barefoot Running Step by Step
    Jason Robillard: The Barefoot Running Book

    Both already mentioned, but just to put in my two cents, awesome books. I haven't read the others. But one important principle that both agree upon is listening to your body. Personally, I rate this even higher in importance than standard recommendations about knees, posture, foot-strike, cadence, etc.
     
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    Hi Line! I haven't seen your avatar in too long a time. I hope all is well with you.

    I agree with all the books mentioned so far, and have read the majority of them. For some reason I, too, went through a phase wherein I read everything BF related I could get my hands upon.

    My favourite of all, though, is Born to Run, which is what got me up off the couch and onto a trail to start it all for me. I've read it at least twice and listened to it on disc at least twice, as well. It's good stuff, even if it's not explicitly about BF running.
     
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