Tread Lightly

Tread Lightly
Tread Lightly: Form, Footwear, and the Quest for Injury-Free Running is by Peter Larson and Bill Katovsky.

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.

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Table of contents for Tread Lightly:
The Evolution of Running in Humans
Running Injuries: Why they happen
Barefoot and Running
The Running Shoe
The Recreational Runner
Pronate Nation
Foot Strike
The Running Stride
Turning the Clock Back on Nutrition

“The must-have desktop book–like Born To Run on steroids–for runners interested in the subject matter. . . .Tread Lightly will definitely go on my most important bookshelf.” (Amby Burfoot, editor-at-large, Runner’s World magazine, and winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon)

About the authors of Tread Lightly:
Bill Katovsky is from Mill Valley, CA and is the founder of Tri-Athlete Magazine and has completed the Hawaii Ironman twice; he is the editor of 1,001 Pearls of Runners’ Wisdom: Advice and Inspiration for the Open Road, as well as co-founder of the Natural Running Center. Bill is also the author of the award-winning book, Embedded: The Media at War in Iraq, and of the 2006 oral history Patriots Act: Voices of Dissent and the Risk of Speaking Out.

Dr Peter Larsen, PhD is a Biology Teacher at the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy in Northwood, NH since 2016. Previously he was a writer at runblogger.com

Book Details:
Title: Tread Lightly
Author: Peter Larson and Bill Katovsky
Publisher: ‎Skyhorse
Published: June 1, 2012
Language: ‎ English
Format: Softcover
Pages: 288
ISBN-10: 1616083743
ISBN-13: ‎978-1616083748

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