This article was originally published on: Barefoot Running http://shodless.com
Jason Robillard’s – The Barefoot Running Book is a free download on his site from now until 8am EDT 4/2/11.
This post on his blog explains why he’s doing it, with the actual download being near the bottom of the post.
This is the full version of the book, not just a sample. This is a terrific and free resource to digest when time permits.
Here’s a quick sample from the book to whet your appetite:
Ten Barefoot Running Tips
1. A necklace worn around your neck can be a handy training tool. As you run, the necklace should remain more or less stationary. If it bounces up and down, you are probably overstriding. And if it sways from side to side, your upper body is moving too much or your arms are moving across your body.
2. If you are running on an asphalt road that is too rough, running on the painted white line will often be smoother. The lines can also be cooler in hot weather.
3. Carrying a foot care kit can be helpful should you injure yourself. My kit includes alcohol wipes for sterilization, tweezers for removing slivers or thorns, two adhesive bandages, and super glue to apply to minor cuts.
4. If running with a jogging stroller, stand toward one side so you can see debris in your path. For example, stand behind and to the left of the stroller while pushing with your right arm. This will give you an unobstructed view of the path to the left of the stroller.
5. Sand can be used as an indicator of good form. Run across a patch of sand. If your footprint is almost perfectly flat, you are effectively lifting your foot (this is good) but if there is a divot at the front of your foot, you are pushing off with your toes (this is bad)…..”
(Read the full article here: Jason Robillard’s – The barefoot running book (Free))
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