As a runner, it’s often just you and the road. Most of the time that’s the way we like it, but no matter how much you love your time alone on the road, it’s good to know that other people are out there doing the same thing you’re doing. Plus, it never hurts to get a little encouragement or advice from other runners.
With that in mind, here’s a list of 5 running blogs you should be following this year.
Pete Larson started RunBlogger in 2009. Pete runs a lot and he runs everything from ultramarathons to regular marathons to short races. He’s also a biologist and frequently writes about the science involved in running.
RunBlogger is a great resource for advice, equipment reviews and all kinds of crazy running science mumbo-jumbo that can help you become a better runner. Whether you want to get a better workout, buy the right pair of shoes, or connect with other runners from around the world, Pete’s website is the place to do it.
Ethan Newberry started GingerRunner with the intention of inspiring other runners and teaching them about distance running and other endurance sports.
GingerRunner.com is full of great running tips, gear reviews and videos of Ethan telling you how he killed it (or got killed) during his races. It’s fun, it’s helpful, and it’s pretty darn inspiring. If you need to a bit of motivation to help take your runs to the next level, Ethan is your man.
The Hungry Runner Girl
Janae Jacobs started HungryRunnerGirl after she was injured training for the Boston Marathon in 2010. Since then she’s developed quite a following talking about food, running and just about everything else.
HungryRunnerGirl is a little different from the other blogs on this list because it’s less about product reviews and running tips than it is about seeing inside the mind of an avid runner. It’s Janae’s personal journey through life and running plays a big role in it. Even though she does offer tips and product reviews to help you find the best gear out there, the real reason to love this blog is for the inspiration that Janae provides. No matter what’s going on her life, she finds the positive in everything and running plays a big role in helping her do so.
Fetch Everyone is the perfect website for people new to running. There’s a ton of tips and advice to be had. It can be a little intimidating at first, but give it some time and you’ll find that everything you need to get started is right there on the site.
Aside from the tips, there’s also an active forum to connect with other runners and tools that let you easily keep track of your training.
Believe in the Run
Believe in the Run should probably be your first stop for honest reviews about running gear. Whether you’re looking for reviews on the latest shoes, running accessories or specific races, you’ll find it all at Believe in the Run.
Thomas started Believe in the Run while training for his first TransRockies run in 2009. After tons of fan requests about his gear, Thomas dedicated the site to providing honest reviews about the running equipment he uses. Over time, he brought in other runners to contribute to the site. If you’re looking for an honest review about a running product, you can most likely find it here. And if the review isn’t up yet, just wait a while. It seems like they review just about everything that comes out.
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