running blogs

So, you made a running resolution for the New Year. Good for you, running is an excellent way to improve your overall health! Whether you are a beginner, looking for a running group to join, or just want to hone your skills, blogs are a great source of information and a tool to help keep you on track. In this guide, we have picked several running blogs that are worth the read and might just help you on your 2021 running journey.

1. Hungry Runner Girl

Meet Janae Brown, an avid runner since she was 12 and an everyday blogger. She shares recipes, workouts, race recaps, and family life with her readers.

2. Black Men Run

Black Men Run’s mission is, “To encourage wellness among African American men by promoting a culture of running/jogging to stay fit resulting in a ‘Happy Brotherhood.’” Their site includes a blog, but also a landing spot to join their BMR Nation, watch training videos, and to register for races.

3. iRunFar

Ultrarunners take note, iRunFar is a pit stop you will want to make. Here you will find current running news, trail guides, gear reviews, and more.

4. The Science of Running

Let Steve Magness, a world-renowned expert on performance, guide you through your running challenges. He addresses issues such as increasing your mileage and understanding your injuries. Here you will find in-depth articles that will increase your knowledge on a wide range of running subjects.

5. FueledbyLOLz

For the most part, running is serious business, but FueldedbyLolz is unique in that it finds the humor in exercise and training. From shoes and gear reviews to training tips and race recaps, this blog by Hollie Sick will help you navigate the running world with a bit of wit to help inspire you.

6. Believe In The Run

This is your one-stop blog for information on running gear. Believe In The Run tests running products from shoes to events and prides itself on giving honest feedback to its readers.

7. She RUNS This Town

This is a free running club for women that includes a blog where you can find articles like “How to Run with a Jogging Stroller.” She RUNS This Town has over 800 chapters with the intention of women runners supporting each other.

8. Badass Lady Gang 

Not only does this blog have a powerful name, but its mission is also powerful. Badass Lady Gang is another online community for women to motivate and inspire each other. So ladies, go check out their informative articles and training programs. You won’t be disappointed!

9. Metcons & Miles

Andrea, the author of Metcons & Miles, is a great motivator for women and mothers. Her blog covers everything from training tips to dealing with emotional stress and how that can impact running or training. Metcons & Miles is a great resource whether you’re looking for someone who you can relate to or just searching for someone who can guide you through your training with a few tips and motivational stories.

10. Run Eat Repeat

Run Eat Repeat is an easy site to navigate and is chock full of good information. Monica Olivas started this blog for accountability while training for her first full marathon… 30+ full marathons later, she is a running coach and a holistic health coach. This blog truly has something for everyone, give it a read!

11. Run with Alli

NYC professional running coach, Alli, knows a thing or two when it comes to running. But she isn’t limited to New York City. At a time of the year when new goals are made but a pandemic seems to hold us back, Alli shines. She trains virtually and has been coaching runners online throughout the world. Her blog focuses on the importance of nutrition, training, and understanding your fitness goals.

12. The Ginger Runner

If you prefer watching to reading then this is the blog for you! Ethan Newberry merged two of his passions, running, and filmmaking into his blog The Ginger Runner. Here you will find professionally shot videos where Ethan takes you along for the run. You can also watch his reviews on running gear.

13. Marathon Training Academy

Husband and wife team, Angie and Trevor Spencer, not only keep their readership up by posting articles about marathons and setting running challenges, but they host an upbeat podcast. “The show features actionable training wisdom delivered in a funny and relatable style.”

14. Running & Schmidt

Are you obsessed with everything running? Then check out Shelby of Running & Schmidt! Shelby dives into things like her favorite running gear and in her blogs openly talks about the positives (and sometimes negatives) that come with wanting to be a runner. But to get an idea of her style, she really says it best in her own words, “No matter if you just started running or have been around the block a few times, there is a place for you in this community.”

15. Peak Run Performance

Another great option for those who are visual learners is the YouTube Channel: Peak Run Performance by Coach Jacob Puzey. Coach Jacob welcomes runners of all ages and abilities as he visualizes how to properly warm-up and guides you through the proper running form. Also, check out its Running Injury Prevention series, which is especially informative for beginners.

Whatever your running goals are, you can find advice and inspiration from these experienced runners and their blogs. Enjoy hitting the road or trail and fulfilling your running aspirations… on your mark, get set, GO!

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