Born To Run Book Report

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“Cushioned running shoes are the worst thing which has ever made contact with a human foot,” says Christopher McDougall, author of the book, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. When humans started running with shoes, it was a way to “re-engineer” the foot, and it return it changed the way we run. There are many myths of barefoot running. Some include: I have flat feet and I need more support, I run long distances and cannot do that barefoot, and I have bad knees. First the excuse, “I have flat feet.” Along with flat feet, people may also say that they have high arches or think that they can only run with their orthotics, but really none of these excuses matter. Barefoot runners agree that flat feet, and/or high arches are not a problem for them. The problem is not if your feet are too flat or arches too high, it’s how strong your arches truly are. When we run with shoes it immobilizes our feet and we lose that…show more content…
In the book, Born to Run, it talks about how about how around 2 million years ago our Ancestors would hunt down animals for food, but projectile weapons used for hunting were only invented 200,000 years ago. So what does this mean? It means that for 1,800,000 years we were hunting with no weapons. This is called Persistence Hunting. Mammals cannot cool down like humans can, so we would use this to our advantage. We would track the animal down, and then chase them over and over again causing the animals’ body temperature to rise, then causing heat stoke killing the animal. Now you’re probably asking, what in the world does this have to do with barefoot running? If you sit and think about it, running shoes were invented in 1917, so before then we had to run barefoot to catch our food and run very long distances. This would come natural for humans, hence the other name for barefoot running, “natural

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