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The world has officially gone crazy for running. From 5Ks to relays to marathons, you can likely find a fun race near you on any given weekend. There’s no shortage of resources available online to read all you want about the ins and outs of running, whether you’re a beginner or seasoned marathon runner. Check out the 17 running blogs below to get started.
The Science of Running
Written by performance coach, author, and lecturer Steve Magness, this blog covers training through the eyes of Magness. He has coached Olympians, World Championship qualifiers, and six individual top 10 finishers at major marathons. As you may have guessed, he analyzes the science of running. He discusses topics like the recent sub two-hour marathon attempt by three men in Nike’s Breaking2 project and what their physiological data can tell us about performance, fueling, and drafting, among other points.
Tweet him @stevemagness
A site run by coach Greg McMillan and his team, McMillan Running offers a number of training plans, an article and video library, and even a running calculator to determine your optimal paces. You can also hire a personal coach through the site or join the McMillan Running Club.
Tweet him @GregMcMillan
Runner’s World UK
This is a robust site filled with running news, the latest gear, health and nutrition information and, of course, everything you need to know about training. Runners of any level of expertise will find Runner’s World UK useful. Our favorite section? The Motivation tab under Training, where you can read articles like “I Ran 200 KM Across South Africa in 5 Days.”
Follow them on Instagram @runnersworlduk
Full of videos and news, Competitor will keep you up to date on what you need to know in the running world. Articles on the best professional runners give you a glimpse into their lives and training.
Follow them on Instagram @runcompetitor
Jeff Galloway’s Blog
Written by Olympian and Runner’s World columnist Jeff Galloway, this blog provides tips and tricks great for beginners. Galloway is designer of the walk-run, a low mileage marathon training program. He spends the time necessary to answer the questions of thousands of beginners, recreational runners, aspiring marathoners, and time goal runners every year.
Tweet him @JeffGalloway
Runblogger is edited and authored almost exclusively by Pete Larson, a running enthusiast, coach, and writer with a doctorate in biology. This blog is the place to come for gear reviews. Interested in how a specific shoe fits and feels? Look no further!
Tweet him @Runblogger
This is a blog by women, for women. Oiselle is an athletic apparel company whose goal is to grow a sisterhood and improve the sport of running. Read about awesome women runners on the Oiselle team, race recaps from a first person point of view, apparel, and more.
Follow them on Instagram @Oiselle
Strength Running was founded by coach Jason Fitzgerald in 2010. It quickly grew to more than 200,000 readers per month. Articles are long and detailed, and the blog’s podcasts feature some of the biggest stars in running. With emphasis on injury prevention, the content here is useful for people looking to run pain-free.
Follow him on Instagram @jasonfitz1
Running USA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting distance running in the United States. Visit this site if you’re interested in the industry as a whole. You can read about conferences, new races, and the business of running on this blog.
Tweet them @RunningUSA
Canadian Running Magazine
Here you’ll find ideas for meals to fuel you, inspiration to encourage you, and lessons learned to help you succeed. Posts are all from an array of running enthusiasts and bloggers. One interesting read? The post “I’m convinced my morning 6K run is going to curb my YouTube addiction.”
Follow them on Instagram @canadianrunning
Jenny Hadfield’s Blog
A “chubby young woman” turned Boston Marathon-qualified runner, coach Jenny Hadfield’s goal is to help you run smarter, longer, and stronger with a smile on your face. She develops plans for those with busy lives who can’t commit to six days of logging miles like with “The Busy Girl’s Half-Marathon Plan.”
Tweet her @coachjenny
Lisa is a mother of three and wife of a retired navy diver. She found running when her life with three small children got overwhelming. Now she shares her love of the sport through her blog, where she writes about topics moms can relate to.
Tweet her @runwiki
Another mom of three, Sarah loves to run in between doting on her kids. She shares a lot about family — her kids’ tournaments, talking to her daughter about puberty — but also highlights her personal running milestones.
Tweet her @sarahMo3W
Life as a Running Mom
Erica Gorman runs this health and fitness blog. She focuses on running and the Catholic faith. Gorman also discusses balancing life as a runner, full-time employee, mom, and wife. She’s a coach, long-distance runner, and inspiration to moms everywhere.
Tweet her @RunningMom6
Pavement Runner is focused on race recaps from around the country. From 5Ks to Ultras, Pavement Runner covers the details we all want to know about when it comes to specific races.
Tweet him @PavementRunner
Run Eat Repeat
This blog was created by Monica to document dieting and training for her first marathon. Run Eat Repeat has served as a diary for all the races that have followed. She offers a 21-Day Run Camp via the web, weight loss tips, and a peek into her life with her kids, too.
Tweet her @RunEatRepeat
Run to the Finish
Amanda Brooks is behind Run to the Finish. She shares her years of mistakes, tips, and motivations to live a healthier lifestyle via running and clean eating. She reviews gear, shares her favorite clean recipes, and documents her life as a runner.
Tweet her @RunToTheFinish
Nicole Bowling is a Boston-based writer, ACE-certified personal trainer and health enthusiast who works to help women live stronger, healthier, happier lives. Her philosophy is to embrace your curves and create your fit — whatever that may be! She was featured in Oxygen magazine's "Future of Fitness" in the June 2016 issue.