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The Trail Running Book: Work in Progress!

Sep 2, 2012 | 10 Comments

Earlier this year I started working on an ultrarunning book that took the form of the Squirrel Wipe project. After about 40 posts, I more or less stopped as my clinic and travel schedule picked up.The project has been in limbo for awhile.

I’ve spent several months talking to various people in the running community and assessed the need for another ultrarunning book. The response was lukewarm. People that already run ultras really don’t need a […]

Win a Copy of the New “The Barefoot Running Book”

Aug 22, 2012 | 2 Comments

On August 28th, the newest edition of The Barefoot Running Book (Plume, 2012) will be released!The book has new content including new tips, refined methods, expanded exercise pics, and a host of other changes. This edition also has an index (got lots of requests for that one)!

I’m looking for a good slogan to use for a Facebook status update. If you have a good slogan, share it and you could win a free […]

The Free Exchange of Knowledge: How Our World Has Changed

Jun 11, 2012 | 2 Comments

While skimming through my blogroll at the right of this page, I came across a post written by my friend Kate. She wrote about the free exchange of knowledge, which is a passionate topic for me. I’ve written about this topic before, but Kate’s post struck a chord. She mentioned a post I had written in the past… I believe it was this one:

The New Gift Economy

Kate’s plea for people to adopt […]

Tread Lightly: The Most Important Running Book Ever Written

May 29, 2012 | 12 Comments

Shelly and I have been on the road for the last 10 days, so my posting has been infrequent. The trip is almost done, but this post NEEDED to go up today.

I just finished reading Pete Larson and Bill Katovsky’s new book “Tread Lightly: Form, Footwear, and the Quest for Injury-Free Running.” Over the next week or so, I’ll dive into many of the topics Pete and Bill discuss throughout the book. Here’s […]

Learning to Run Barefoot: Where Should You Begin?

May 4, 2012 | 7 Comments

So you want to learn about barefoot running, huh? Where should you begin? There are a ton of resources available. In fact, there are so many options people may be paralyzed with indecision. Worse, they may encounter sources that offer conflicting advice.My recommendations are based on effectiveness and cost. I don’t recommend the more expensive options until I exhaust the free options while also considering effectiveness.

Here’s a recommended course of action based on my experience working […]

The Barefoot Running Book News

Dec 21, 2011 | 8 Comments

By now, many of you have probably picked up on my references to my news regarding The Barefoot Running Book.  The book has been picked up by Plume Publishers, an imprint of the Penguin Group.

A few months ago, I was in the process of researching methods to have the book translated and exported to various non-English countries.  Up to this point, I had done all publishing and distribution myself.  It wasn’t too difficult, but did pose […]

The Other Books I Recommend

Nov 4, 2011 | 7 Comments

When I posted about Chris Guillebeau’s book “The Art of Non-Conformity“, Alex posted a comment requesting the other books I recommend.  Here are the books, along with a brief explanation:

7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey.

Who should read it: Anyone and everyone.  This book will help you live a better life.
What this book did for me:  Covey’s seven principles allowed me to make major changes to my life, which ultimately led me […]

Now That You Have The Barefoot Running Book…

Apr 2, 2011 | 2 Comments

Thank you to those of you that helped spread the word about the second edition of The Barefoot Running Book and agreed with my goals I outlined in the last post.  At the time of this writing, it was downloaded approximately 7,000 times.  I have to admit, this was much more than I anticipated, which is awesome!

Some people expressed guilt about downloading it for free.  For those of you that downloaded it, please do not […]