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Two Powerful Books on Running Wisdom and the Search for Injury Free Running

1,001 Pearls of Runners’ Wisdom:

Within these pages, runners will find a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and even a little humor to encourage them in their sport. But whether comical or serious, the quotes contained here represent the finest writing and wisdom on running. Geared towards everyone from the long-distance enthusiast to the relative or friend of one, the musings collected are poignant, sentimental, and amazing. 1,001 Pearls of Runners’ Wisdom covers a wide swath of topics, ranging from training to coaching to marathons to shoes to diet, and even barefoot or natural running, a new trend inspired by Christopher McDougall’s national bestseller, Born to Run.

Tread Lightly

Humans evolved over the millennia to become one of the most exceptional distance-running species on Earth. So why are injuries so common? Are our shoes to blame, or is it a question of running form, training, or poor diet? In this groundbreaking book, Peter Larson and Bill Katovsky explore the reasons why runners experience injuries and offer potential solutions to the current epidemic of running-related injuries. Their findings, gleaned from research studies and conversations with leading footwear scientists, biomechanical experts, coaches, podiatrists, physical therapists, and competitive runners, are informative and enlightening. Topics include:

  • ·         -How modern runners differ from their ancestors
  • ·         -Why repetitive stress causes most injuries, and how runners can safely reduce their occurrence
  • ·         -The pros and cons of barefoot running
  • ·         -Why it’s time to move beyond the pronation-control paradigm with running shoes
  • ·         -How certain running-form flaws might increase injury risk
  • ·         -How footwear has evolved over the past 10,000 years
  • ·         -The recreational runner
  • ·         -Why running shoes are not inherently evil

Tread Lightly is a highly readable, multifaceted investigation of running—past and present, with a hopeful look to the future.   www.skyhorsepublishing.com

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