Monday, November 7, 2011

Chris McDougall on “the one true way” to run

Some selected links from my nightly surfing

Chris McDougall on “the one true way” to run

I've read McDougall's "Born to Run" and loved it as a story and useful inspiration. It was not a book that gave the reader useful science or motivation to run barefoot. After all, even if our feet did evolve to run barefoot, I doubt they evolved to run unshod on pavement. If you go to this blog, the author is a bit jaded and contrarian, but he is pretty sound in almost all of his arguments. You won't catch me arguing with this guy!

"Cross Training Options for Runners -

I love cross training. It's a great way to spice up your fitness lifestyle and improve your overall aerobic capacity. That being said, the principle of "specificity of training" states that if you want to be a better runner/cyclist/swimmer/lover (what!?) you need to do just that. Run/ride/swim/you-know-what.

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