On my commute in today, I started getting into Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. I haven’t given myself the time to read books lately, and it’s about time!
I’m pretty excited about it because I’ve heard such great things about the book AND I’m thinking of making a transition to a more minimalist shoe after Boston Marathon. A lot of my friends fell in love with the Saucony Kinvaras and the Mirage. I’ve read a few articles on minimalist running and even had a guest post by Miss Zippy and Steve on the Vibran Five Fingers but I will be doing a lot more research in the upcoming month or so.
In other news…Boston Marathon is in less than a month! Holy cow!! AND to get my running club and myself pumped up, we are going on a tour of the BAA offices tonight! Yes, we are major running dorks!
Do you run minimalist? What are some tips you have?
Some of my friends said they would go for their normal runs and then come back to their house for the last mile, switch to their minimalist shoes and run the last mile. They would start out doing this for one run a week and slowly add more miles/days.
Have you read Born to Run? Did you like it?
I have heard this is where the Chia seed craze was inspired by and that there are so many tips hidden within the interesting story line.
Are you born to run?
Sometimes Dave says that he thinks I was born to run since I have been able to improve a lot. I just think it’s hard work