Running Book Recommendations (not just BF)

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  1. Tristan

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    The Barefoot Running Book Second Edition: A Practical Guide to the Art and Science of Barefoot and Minimalist Shoe Running by our own Jason Robillard... of course ;)
     
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    Did anyone mention anthony field's book How I got my wiggle back? It has a few chapters by dr. Stoxen on rehabbing and the human spring.
     
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    The Ghost Runner
     
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    Going Long is a good book on long distance running. Not a barefoot book though. It's a series of short stories about different long distance runners. Great motivation.
     
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    I'm a bit confused with this one as a web search says it's a free download but the one site I went to wanted a $5 fee to download it.

    Where did you get it?
     
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    I'm going to be adding articles to the home page about the various books out there on barefoot and/or minimalist running, so if anyone has any reviews of any of these types of books, please email them to me at BarefootTJ@TheBarefootRunners.org. Thanks!
     
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    well i've just ordered a bunch with a gift voucher and I have a vacation coming up so I'll let you know
     
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    This badass book is guaranteed to either inspire you or humiliate you:

    C.C.Pyle's Amazing Foot Race

    Read it and you'll never complain about little boo-boos and ouchies again, really. The writing is a little too prosaic for my discerning tastes, but the content is so mind-boggling that it overcomes everything. The author did a tremendous amount of detailed research and really deserves some kind of award for this offering.
     

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    Just need to correct this one - I searched for that and came up blank. It's "What I talk about when I talk about running"
     
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    Just got done with "Tread Lightly: Form, Footwear, and the Quest for Injury-Free Running". It was a good read. LOTS of studies covered in this one so it definitely leads to a lot of further reading if you so desire. My one criticism is that it needs a good editing, some parts can be a little repetitive. One thing this book does well is provide a lot of different views along with both scientific and anecdotal evidence to back up and claims made. It is also filled with interesting tid-bits about the history of running and the history of the shoe.
     
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    I agree. I would also add that it's a great book for people who are beginning to run----wish there had been something like it years ago. Reasonable advice, no visible signs of dogma, decent explanations of what studies have shown/not shown for a lay public, fun history tid-bits.
     
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    I'm just over half way done "eat and run", by Scott Jurek. So far, it's a very good read.
     
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    Yeah I've also just read "Eat and Run", I'm going to read it again syraight away though, great book.
     

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    I am thinking about taking the vegan plunge so that book may be next. Are there a lot of recipes and health info?
     
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    There are quite a few recipes, but Scott doesn't go out of his way to push vegan lifestyle, other than to say how well it works for him. That was my impression anyway.
     

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    It's on my list to read, but veganism wouldn't be at all practical for me, although I have been vegetarian for the last 4 weeks, fish only for the three weeks before that
     
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