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New Book, Natural Running from Newton's Co-Founder

natural running bookNewton Running's Co-Founder Danny Abshire has a new book on the market, Natural Running - The Simple Path to Stronger, Healthier Running. This is the single most important resource for people who want to enjoy running as nature intended while protecting themselves from unnatural surfaces. Learn to run the barefoot way--with shoes--and become a more efficient, stronger and healthier runner.

Backed by studies at MIT and Harvard, running form guru and injury expert Abshire presents the natural running technique, form drills, and an 8-week transition plan, complete with a tool kit of strength and form drills that build and maintain the musculature required for natural running. This book will put you on the path to faster, more efficient, and healthier running.

In the book Abshire explains how modern running shoes distort the efficient running technique that humans evolved over thousands of years. He reviews the history of running shoes and injuries, making the case for barefoot running but also warning about its dangers. By learning the natural running technique, runners can enjoy both worlds--comfortable feet, knees, and legs and an efficient running form that reduces impact and injuries.

Natural Running teaches runners to think about injuries as symptoms of poor running form. Abshire specifies the overuse injuries that are most commonly associated with particular body alignment problems, foot types, and form flaws. Runners will learn how to analyze and identify their own characteristics so they can start down the path to natural running.

"Danny Abshire has devoted his professional life to studying and teaching proper and efficient running technique. He has worked with some of the best runners and triathletes in the history of endurance sports, and just speaking to him will make you a better runner." - Craig Alexander, two-time Ironman World Champion

Natural Running is the newest way to run and also the oldest. By discovering how they were meant to run, runners will become more efficient, stronger, and healthier runners.

Natural Running - The Simple Path to Stronger, Healthier Running
Paperback with charts, tables, and illustrations throughout, 200 pp., MSRP: $18.95

About Danny Abshire and Brian Metzler
Danny Abshire is the cofounder of Newton Running, a Boulder, Colorado, company that makes shoes that promote an efficient midfoot/forefoot running gait. He has been making advanced footwear for runners and triathletes for more than 20 years.

Brian Metzler is a senior editor at Running Times magazine, a running coach, and a former collegiate track runner. He is an award-winning journalist who has written about various topics in running and conducted running shoe wear testing for magazines since the late 1990s. He was also the founding editor of Trail Runner magazine in 1999.
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