Book: Born to Run / Christopher McDougall

I was convinced I’d never run again, but many miles of hiking experimentation had already put me on the minimalist footwear path. This book convinced me to try running again, very cautiously, despite my fear of injuries. So far, I’ve done more running in my Vibram Five Fingers than I’ve ever done before without pain or injury. On the contrary, I’ve finished every run so far filled with joy and hope.

In addition to inspiration, the book is packed with fascinating stories centered around the mysterious native Mexican Tarahumara runners, as well as some amazing research that uncovers our evolutionary running heritage. The book delivers on its subtitle: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.

2 responses to “Book: Born to Run / Christopher McDougall”

  1. I just finished this book last week. Cool. I love my VFFs. Although, my toes have gone numb now that there’s snow on the ground…I wish they had fleece lined VFFs for winter.

    Other than the numb toes, I have *no* other complaints.

    Born to Run was a very entertaining read, I really enjoyed the analysis of humans as being built for running. I had never heard that theory before…

  2. I’ve even been trying to do some miles barefoot – that seems like it might work best of all if I can get used to it. In any case, it’s something else new and fun to experiment with.

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