Ep 32: Barefoot Running By Scott Douglas, The Author of Barefoot Running and Minimalism and Co-Author of Advanced Marathoning
Scott Douglas is one of the prominent writers in the world of endurance sports, and his books have played a huge role in the evolution of running in the last two decades. Scott has himself been running since 1979, covering over 110,000 miles and runs only for the love of this sport.
In this episode of Run With Fitpage, author Scott Douglas discusses barefoot running – pros and cons, and the principles of minimalist running. He also talks to our host, Vikas Singh, about his experiences writing the top running books.
00:00 – About this episode
02:57 – Welcome Scott to the show!
03:56 – The beginning to Scott’s journey
05:29 – Scott’s exceptional journey at Runner’s World
08:03 – What is the right time to get started with barefoot running?
14:22 – Are there any benefits to barefoot running?
23:44 – Can beginner runners start directly with barefoot running?
26:42 – Does barefoot running or using minimalist shoes help you run faster?
33:08 – Writing with Meb Keflezighi – the experience
37:20 – The power of mindset
47:30 – Book recommendations from Scott Douglas
49:39 – Advanced Marathoning (Pete Pfitzinger, Scott Douglas)
Scott is a veteran running, fitness, and health journalist who has held senior editorial positions at Runner’s World and Running Times. Much of his writing translates sports science research and elite best practices into practical guidance for everyday athletes. He is the author, or co-author of several running books, including Running Is My Therapy, Advanced Marathoning, and Meb for Mortals. Scott has also written about running for Slate, The Atlantic, the Washington Post, and other members of the sedentary media. Scott lives in South Portland, Maine, with his wife.
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Vikas Singh, an MBA from Chicago Booth, worked at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, APGlobale and Reliance before coming up with an idea of democratizing fitness knowledge and help beginners get on a fitness journey. Vikas is an avid long-distance runner, building fitpage to help people learn, train, and move better.
For more information on Vikas, or to leave any feedback and requests, you can reach out to him via the channels below:
LinkedIn: Vikas Singh
About the Podcast: Run with Fitpage
This podcast series is built with a focus on bringing science and research from the endurance sports industry. These may help you learn and implement these in your training, recovery, and nutrition journey. We invite coaches, exercise scientists, researchers, nutritionists, doctors, and inspiring athletes to come and share their knowledge and stories with us. So, whether you’re just getting started with running or want to get better at it, this podcast is for you!
This podcast has been recorded via Zoom Conferencing.