The Minimalist Starter Kit

What you need to know to get running

Do you need some help?     Photo: Warren Goldswain/Shutterstock

OK, you’ve decided to cast off the shackles of over-constructed, super-fly, whiz-bang-gizmo-from-outer-space running shoes and opted for the minimalist approach. Great! But you can't just strap a piece of leather to the bottom of your foot and hit the road. The body has to make adjustments to your new-fangled running style. Here’s how to make the transition.

Preparing Your Body
Focus On Form
Strength and Agility
Easing Into It

See Also:
You Don't Know How to Run: Inside the Barefoot Revolution
Making the Switch: Pros and Cons
Barefoot and Back Again: A Brief History of Minimalism

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