Natural Running Book
Newton Running Cofounder and CTO Danny Abshire presents Natural Running, 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, Natural Running takes a deep dive into the natural running technique, form drills, and an 8-week transition plan complete with a tool kit of strength and drills that build and maintain the musculature required for natural running. This book can help you on the path to faster, more efficient and healthier running.
“Danny Abshire’s approach gives hope to those who have struggled with injuries and uncomfortable running. He brings a simple, sensible, and usable approach to transforming your running so you can reach your potential. Danny’s knowledge of running form and biomechanics can help all runners become more efficient.”
— Mark Allen, six-time Ironman World Champion, cofounder of MarkAllenOnline.com coaching, and coauthor of Fit Soul, Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You
“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
“For two decades Danny Abshire has been a lone voice in the wilderness, patiently showing the fortunate few the correct way to run. Now the rest of the running world gets the chance to learn from Abshire's running-form wisdom in Natural Running. With the pendulum finally swinging towards proper running shoes and technique, I expect Natural Running to be the standard reference source for years to come.”
— Mike Sandrock, author of Running with the Legends
“Danny Abshire has an innate knowledge of running biomechanics and an ability to translate his knowledge into a fix for running injuries.”
— Paul Huddle, triathlon coach, contributor to Triathlete magazine and author of Start to Finish Ironman Training 24 Weeks to an Endurance Triathlon
“Danny Abshire’s gifted instruction has excited my students at MIT for several years. His running clinics have inspired us to think about how we run and how to do so without pain. Danny can look at someone's running style, tweak it, and make them a more efficient, faster running machine.”
— Dr. Patti Christie, MIT
“Natural Running is an instruction manual for how to give up your heel-striking habit. If Born to Run was the battle cry for running naturally, consider Abshire’s book the field manual. In addition to detailed explanations, the book is filled with multiple photos and diagrams that make the concepts of natural running form very easy to understand.”
— Running and Rambling
“Abshire has long been a go-to-guy for elite runners and triathletes struggling with injury, and in Natural Running he dives deep into the surrounding subjects ignited by Born to Run.”
— Competitor magazine
“Natural Running by Newton Running founder Danny Abshire takes the reader back to the basics. The tools, tips, and 8-week transition plan are designed to get runners to run as efficiently and healthily as possible—the way nature intended.”
— Triathlete magazine
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