All Press Releases for November 24, 2010

Barefoot Running Book Saves Soles

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Barefoot Running, due out nationwide in early 2011, teaches runners how to toss their trainers to run more naturally and efficiently, all while reducing injury.

    PERRYSVILLE, IN, November 24, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- From the best-selling Complete Idiot's Guide series comes a new title teaching runners how to run more naturally by running barefoot. Co-authored by barefoot running pioneer Dr. Craig Richards and running coach Thomas Hollowell, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Barefoot Running reveals the stages to successfully transition to barefoot and minimal footwear running.

"This barefoot running book does much more than tell runners they should run without shoes," says Thomas Hollowell. "Dr. Richards and I go to great lengths to outline where running shoes went wrong, why barefoot running is beneficial, and how to prepare and strengthen the feet, lower legs, and whole body. We then discuss minimalist running, choosing and using minimal footwear, running in all seasons, navigating trails, and finally how to properly fuel, plan, train, and even race more naturally and proficiently."

While the movement does have its critics, more runners are heeding the call to transition to natural running. "It is an exciting time in sports science, performance, and thinking," continues Hollowell, who also contributes to barefoot running, a website ( dedicated to the movement. "For a long time runners and coaches were led to believe that more is better. After my own injuries, I found out that this just isn't the case. More plastic, foam, and weight do not make us better runners. Teaching the body to move naturally, relying on our evolutionary strengths, and listening to the body as it guides us over terrain is what it is all about. It is the future of running, hands ...err feet... down."

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Barefoot Running is set to revolutionize the world of running when it hits shelves across the United States in early 2011, just in time for runners to begin learning and planning how barefoot running will play an important part in their overall running agenda. Visit your local bookshop or to reserve your copy. Your feet will be happy you did!

Dr. Craig Richards is internationally recognized as a leading expert of the Western world's barefoot running revolution. In 2008, he released a landmark paper that led to his work being widely reported by the media on four continents via major newspapers such as The New York Times, Washington Post, and London's Daily Mail; in magazines such as Running Times and Popular Mechanics; as well as in the best-selling book, Born to Run.

Thomas Hollowell is a full-time author, USAT triathlete, international marathoner, as well as a barefoot practitioner and running coach for a triathlon university club. His work on health, fitness, and lifestyle has appeared in prominent publications worldwide.

Barefoot running is dedicated to providing high-quality material teaching people about minimalist and natural running, as well as promoting the benefits of more barefoot activity as a way to live more healthily. Visit to learn more, sign up for the newsletter, and reserve your copy of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Barefoot Running.

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