Top Running Blogs Every Runner Should Read
For me, running is a passion. When I’m not actually running, I’m reading about how to run faster, improve my running performance and researching upcoming races. There are many brilliant running blogs out there and I’ve listed a few of my favourites below. Whether you are in search of some running motivation, inspiration or advice, these blogs will have the information you need.
Jeff Galloway’s Blog
If you are looking for a way to run injury-free (aren’t we all?) then you must check out Jeff Galloway’s Blog. I first heard about this author when I was reading his book on the run-walk method – designed to help you run injury-free no matter how old you are.
Jeff Galloway’s Blog is an brilliant source of information for both novices and seasoned runners. He offers specific, easy to follow advice on a range of running related topics. His most recent posts include advice on how to train during the holidays, how to control pain or how to taper for the race day.
Another popular running blog I visit often is Mile Posts. It’s managed by Dorothy Beal who has, in the last decade or so, transformed her life through running. If you need inspiration for taking running seriously, go here. Her story started with a marathon back in 2003 when she was trying to lose weight. After working at different running companies such as Moving Comfort and Brooks, she now writes about running to inspire others.
Mile Posts was launched in 2009 and mainly consists of personal posts and race reports.
This was created through a mix of boredom and creativity – it’s managed by Kelly O’Mara who is a pro triathlete turned journalist. Her writing style is brilliant and the quality is excellent – it’s all that you need to really inspire yourself.
Another good choice is RunBlogger. It is managed by Pete Larson who is a biologist as well as a seriously seasoned runner. His insights are well worth taking on boad and he offers plenty of brilliant tips and great content. Pete Larson started writing about the science behind running and RunBlogger grew organically to become a popular source of scientific and running knowledge. RunBlogger was launched in 2009.
The Hungry Runner Girl
Janae Jacobs is behind this awesome blog and she started it after the Boston Marathon in 2010.
Even though the blog is full of personal stories, she attracted lots of readers who were interested in her coverage of the difficult training she completed for a marathon under 3 hours and also due to issues caused by a nasty stress fracture.
RUN To The Finish
This blog is packed with inspiration for runners. Amanda Brooks demonstrates what running can do for the body and if you need inspiration with a healthy dash of serious running content, this is the place.
Shut Up & Run!
This is a brilliant blog to read if you are prone to procrastination when it comes to running or training. Get ready to stop making excuses and get fit and become a better, more experienced runner!
This blog is focused on taking action and will help you stop just thinking about getting out there and instead actually start running.
Running with Perseverance
Another great blog to visit is Running with Perseverance. It’s built around the development of Coco, who has been running and eating chocolate every day for quite some time! Follow her story and see her amazing developments, it’s inspiring.
A great blog for those who want to build strength and muscle and look better than ever. This blog will also help you understand how the author was able to get into the shape needed to run and complete a 2.39 marathon!
There are many popular running blogs not included here, but this list is about ten well-known individuals who aim to bring their ideas & perspective to the masses – without multi-layered websites and staff. With the exception of Running.Competitor.com it’s just them, running and writing. Check them out!
What running blogs do you visit for your daily or weekly dose of running advice and inspiration? Let me know in the comments!