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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 Read More...

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 Read More...

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 Read More...

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 Read More...

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 Read More...

Why Barefoot Running University?

Apr 1, 2011 | 40 Comments

I’ve been getting this question a lot lately, mostly in interviews.  It has been awhile since I detailed why I created BRU, so here it goes!

Why BRU?

I have an agenda.  I want to redefine the way we think about running. I want to destroy the idea that we need cushioned, motion control shoes to jog around the block.  I want to create a renaissance of “natural” running form whether it involves minimalist shoes or Read More...

Price Drop for The Barefoot Running Book First Edition- ebook

Price Drop for The Barefoot Running Book First Edition- ebook

Mar 7, 2011 | No Comments

NEW Dirt-cheap PRICE!

The price for the ebook version of the first edition of The Barefoot Running Book was dropped to $2.99!

Available from for Kindle

Available from Barnes and Noble for Nook

First Edition

Note- this is the first edition, it is only about 61 pages long.  It is meant to be a brief primer on barefoot running.  The second edition adds over 120 pages and is a more complete Read More...

So You Want to Write a Book? Self-Publishing Versus Traditional Publishing

Feb 12, 2011 | 5 Comments

Okay, this post is not at all related to running, barefoot or otherwise. Based on the popularity of my “How to be a Blogger” post, I decided to share some more information from my experiences. In this case, my experiences with writing my book.

Specifically, I am going to explore the publishing issue.  If you are an aspiring writer, should you seek out a traditional publisher?  Or should you publish the book yourself?  Read More...