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Review The Barefoot Running Book

Sep 5, 2012 | One Comment

The newest edition of The Barefoot Running Book has been out for about a week, and feedback has been great! I’m currently looking for reviewers to give the book a little more exposure beyond my own blog. To that end, I need to ask my readership for a favor- if you have purchased the book (ebook version or dead tree version) and few extra minutes, post an honest review on Amazon here:


Buy the Cheap Bike: A Lesson in Simplicity

Aug 28, 2012 | 37 Comments

My friend Trisha is on the brink of moving to California. In the process, she’s buying a bike and asked her Facebook friends for a bike suggestion. The suggestions were predictable- buy a Trek, Specialized, Cannondale… whatever. Many recommended going to a bike shop to get fitted.

I recommended a Huffy from Walmart.

Was I serious? A bike from Walmart?!?


Here’s my rationale:

1. You save money. The bike will cost 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 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 […]

Barefoot and Natural Running Form: How Do I Know If I’m Doing It Right?

Aug 14, 2011 | 9 Comments

Here a few quick, simple methods to check your running form.  If you’re brand-new, check out this article:


Check out my book, which is available as a free pdf here:


Buy the dead tree version here:

The Barefoot Running Book: Second Edition

Anyway, let’s assume you’ve learned the basics.  How do you know you’re doing it right?  Here are the “tests” I use […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]