The Tarahumara!

I am reading the best book! Born To Run by Chris McDougall. My sister recommended it as one of the best books she has ever read. All about this amazing tribe living in remote Mexico. They are incredible runners, in their bare feet! Running, not just marathon distances, but for days at a time! Great book. Then googled them to see a vidoe about hw running in your bare feet is so much better for you, less injuries, etc.


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  • I have it on my list, after asking for suggestions for running books on here.

  • Will have to look it up. Can't imagine running for hours never mind days!

  • It's brilliant - it's on my re-reading list, because I liked it so much!

  • Brilliant book - I just loved it. However though I love the idea of barefoot running I think my soft, pampered western feet are not ready and may never be and I appreciate the support of my trainers. I do try to land mid-foot and like to aim for running softly and lightly as best I can. :-)

  • I'm half way through Born to Run and would recommend it. It is really interesting (though I find the writing style a bit OTT). Lots more videos to go and watch now, about barefoot running etc. In my teens (ie the 70s) I had a phase of trying to go barefoot as much as possible in the summer, and my feet did toughen up considerably, though I don't think I'd have fancied running barefoot on gravel, as is shown in this video I found yesterday:

    There is something quite mesmeric about it. I loved the music too.

  • Loved this book - yes, style is occasionally irritating but it's basically impossible to put it down until you've finished it... if, like me, you are somewhere on the C25K and thrilled at the whole idea that you've introduced running to your life, you simply have to get this to realise just how significant running can be for people - it's hugely inspiring...

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