Although Healthynomics covers a wide-range of health and fitness related topics, running is a passion of mine.
Here is a list of 20 great blogs (in no particular order) for all of you runners to follow in 2012 and beyond.
I admire and appreciate the work done by all of these bloggers. If you want to be a better runner, add some (or all) of these blogs to your reader.
Happy New Year!
What are you favorites? Please feel free to add them in the comments section below!
1. No Meat Athlete
Written By: Matt Frazier
If you’re a vegetarian, thinking of becoming a vegetarian or have a general interest in an alternative approach to fueling for running, No Meat Athlete is a great resource. Matt Frazier took over 10 minutes off his personal-best marathon time with a 3:09:59, six months after going vegetarian.
2. Strength Running
Written By: Jason Fitzgerald
Jason Fitzgerald is a 2:39 marathoner and running coach. Strength Running provides tips on injury prevention, rehabilitation and lots of other detailed advice to help you run faster.
Written By: Pete Larson
I am a huge fan of Runblogger and have interviewed Pete Larson on this site. Pete is a scientist and some my favourite Runblogger posts focus on the science of running and more particular, running biomechanics. Pete also write lots of great running shoe reviews and actively tackles the pros and cons of the minimalist / barefoot running movement.
4. Sweat Science
Note: As of February 8, 2012, Alex has moved his blog over to http://sweatscience.runnersworld.com/
Written by: Alex Hutchinson
Alex is a very accomplished writer. Sweat Science is about the science of exercise, fitness and training. While not every post is about running, Alex is also an accomplished runner and tends to gravitate to the topic quite a bit. Alex recently wrote a book entitled, “Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights“.
5. Peak Performance
Written by: Amby Burfoot
Amby Burfoot was the winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon. After retiring from competition, he became a running journalist and author. Burfoot was the top editor (editor-in-chief) at Runner’s World for many years and both writes for Runner’s World and serves as editor-at-large.
Similar to Sweatscience, Amby dives into the science of running on his Peak Performance blog. A must-follow for serious runners.
6. Science of Running
Written by: Steve Magness
Steve is a coach and scientific advisor for the Nike Oregon Project in Beaverton, Oregon where he works with some of the top runners in the U.S.
The Science of running digs deep into the topics such as VO2max, training methods, running drills, biomechanics, cross-training and much more. Great blog for competitive runners and those recreational runners that want to take their training seriously.
7. Running Technique Tips
Written by: Brian Martin
As the name of Brian Martin’s blog suggests, good running technique is the focus. According to Brian, there are three important ideas that justify taking running technique seriously:
- Running should be enjoyable and mostly pain free
- Injuries should be the exception, not the rule
- Performance improvements are possible by learning to run better, not just training longer and harder
His blog reflects these ideas.
8. Float On
Written by: Reid Coolsaet
Reid Coolsaet is Canada’s current fastest marathoner and will represent Canada at the London 2012 Olympics Games. Reid is a savvy and creative writer. His posts include detailed race updates, observations from his training, pictures from his travels and more.
I did a Q&A with Reid a few weeks back.
9. Adam Campbell’s Blog
Written by: Adam Campbell
Adam Campbell is a former member of the Canadian National Triathlon and Duathlon teams. While Adam still has a passion for triathlon, he made a very successful transition over to trail and mountain running (2nd place at the 98km Courmayer-Champex-Chamonix).
Adam blogs about his races, training, gear and the task of balancing his life as a competitive mountain / trail runner and articling law student.
I interviewed Adam a few months ago. View the interview with Adam.
10. Running and Rambling
Written by: Donald Buraglio
I like Running and Rambling mostly for the great running shoe reviews – great descriptions, in-depth analysis and stunning photography.
Donald has been heavily involved in the minimalist running movement and as such, his reviews often cover the latest barefoot alternative running shoes.
Running shoe geeks go wild!
11. Run the Edge Blog
Written by: Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano
Adam and Tim are very accomplished runners and the authors of Running the Edge. They have written some great posts that cover the emotional and inspirational side of running.
12. The Science of Sport
Written by: Ross Tucker and Jonathan Dugas
Ross Tucker and Jonathan Dugas completed their Ph.D.’s in the Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Research Unit at the University of Cape Town.
Their blog covers in-depth analyses behind sports and sports performances. Running is clearly a passion as many of their posts cover the topic. They also published The Runner’s Body in May 2009.
Written by: Byron Powell
Fantastic resource for information for trail running and ultramarathons. Trail and ultra running news, race reports, gear reviews and athlete interviews.
Written by: Jimson Lee
Jimson is a Masters Athlete and Coach. He was the President of the Metro Athletic Club based in Vancouver, BC.
Speedendurance.com is posts on a wide range of running topics. I particularly like its focus on speed and speed endurance.
Also includes lots of great analysis, commentary and videos of elite performances.
15. Run Bulldog Run
Written by: Steve Speirs
Posts include Steve’s race reports and gear reviews – love its personal and unique approach.
16. The Running Injury Clinic
Written by: Blaise Dubois
The Running Clinic blog is a must for those seeking information on the prevention of running injuries. Blaise also covers the minimalism trend in detail.
17. Coach Jay Johnson’s Blog
Written by: Jay Johnson
Jay Johnson currently writes for Nikerunning.com and is a contributor to Running Times magazine. After coaching for six years at the University of Colorado he went on to work with professional athletes, where he coach three different USATF champions.
His blog includes tips for novice and elite runner alike.
18. Christopher McDougall’s Blog
Written by: Christopher McDougall
Good for anyone that has read Christopher’s book, “Born to Run“. Obviously a large focus on barefoot / minimalist running here. I enjoyed particularly enjoyed reading this post: Lost Secret of Perfect Running (or, Ever Wonder Why Running Shoes Always Get Great Reviews?)
19. Runningwarehouse.com Blog
Written by: Running Warehouse
The supplemental blog to running gear shop “The Running Warehouse”. Great for running shoe geeks.
I like it because they often provide early looks and reviews of upcoming running shoe releases.
20. Predawn Runner
Written by: Greg Strosaker
Predawn Runner provides tips and inspiration to those who want to make running a bigger part of their life.
I really enjoy Greg’s “Tripped-Out Running” posts which help people overcome the challenges of busy professional or family lives and maintaining training while on the road.