It’s a new year and time for a new list.
Last year I wrote a popular list of running blogs entitled 20 Outstanding Running Blogs for 2012 and Beyond.
In alphabetical order, here is my list for 2013. It’s a totally new list to ensure I provide some exposure to other great running blogs out there.
Please be sure to add your favorites in the comments section.
Ali on the Run – http://www.aliontherunblog.com/
I like blogs that take you on a personal journey. Ali does a great job of sharing her running life and how it intertwines with the rest of her life. New runners might enjoy Ali’s post on how she started running and the impact it has made on her life. Read the post here.
An Athlete’s Body – http://anathletesbody.com/
Written by Jay Dicharry, An Athlete’s Body was introduced to me by Pete Larson over at Runblogger. Jay is a physiotherapist and recently released his book “Anatomy for Runners: unlocking your athletic potential for health, speed, and injury prevention”. Do yourself a favour a read this post about running shoe selection: Chevy Tahoe or a Mini Cooper? A tip on running shoe selection.
Another Mother Runner – http://anothermotherrunner.com/
A nice blog by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea. If you’re a new parent (and more specifically, a mom), you’ll also want to check out their two books. In my first year as a dad, I’ve found it challenging to fit in my runs. Another Mother Runner will help you manage your time and serves as a supportive community for other mother runners.
Beer Runner – http://draftmag.com/new/beer-runner/
Tim Cigelske is DRAFT’s Beer Runner. And yes, DRAFT Magazine is a magazine about beer … with a creative twist of course. I like beer and I love running so I am glad I stumbled upon this beauty. Tim has a running and beer streak of 820 days and counting! Go check it out.
Believe in the Run – http://www.believeintherun.com/
Believe in the Run focuses mostly on honest gear, race and running shoe reviews. I love Thomas’ passion for running. It oozes into each of his posts, tweets and Daily Mile updates. One of my favourite posts was a recent one with a couple of guys from the Skechers Performance Division (Skechers makes a quality running shoe – who knew?). Check out the interview here.
Birthday Shoes – http://birthdayshoes.com/
I originally stumbled upon this blog when the Vibram 5-finger craze started. Birthday Shoes has since evolved into a site that covers everything about minimalist running. Justin writes in-depth minimalist running shoe reviews that are accompanied by lots of high quality images.
Carrots ‘N’ Cake – http://carrotsncake.com/
Carrots ‘N’ Cake started as a personal food and fitness journal to help Tina get ready for her wedding. Food, fitness and of course, running are a focus. Tina has run numerous races and has a lot actionable advice to offer. Her “What I Learned from Running Marathons” post really resonated with me.
Coach Caleb – http://www.coachcaleb.com/blog/2
First of all, I love the name of Caleb Masland running team – Team Wicked Bonkproof. Caleb rebuilt his body from scratch after reconstructive surgery on his knee. He’s since become a certified running coach – coaching the likes of Pete Larson from Runblogger and Thomas Neuberger from Believe in the Run to PRs in the 1/2 and full marathon respectively. Check out Caleb’s blog for actionable running tips and consider his coaching if you want a PR this year.
Daily Mile Blog – http://www.dailymile.com/blog/
DC Rainmaker – http://www.dcrainmaker.com/
Ray is a runner and triathlete. His blog is beautifully designed and the images are stunning. If you want reviews of hear rate monitors and other running tech stuff, Ray’s reviews are top notch. Check out this in depth review of the Garmin Forerunner 610 to see for yourself.
Healthy Tipping Point – http://www.healthytippingpoint.com/
Healthy Tipping point is not just about running. To be a good runner and to enjoy running, other aspects of your life need to be aligned – nutrition, work-life balance, family, building healthy habits, etc. Caitlin Boyle covers all of these and is the author of three books.
iRunnerBlog – http://www.irunnerblog.com/
A nice combination of personal running stories, tips, gears reviews and more. A few different people contribute columns focused on their respective areas of expertise. Scott from iRunnerBlog also moderates a cool twice a month chat on Twitter (search for #runchat on Twitter).
Jill Will Run – http://jillwillrun.com/
Meals and Miles – http://mealsandmiles.com/
Meghann started her blog help people like her, who graduated college, started working full time at a desk and have lost touch on how to still live an active life while working eight hours a day. A nice personalized resource for healthy eating recipes for runners like you. Meghann’s “Success Strory” wad featured in Shape magazine in 2010.
Mile Posts – http://www.mile-posts.com/
Running really can transform people’s lives. Running became a way for Dorothy Beal to stay in shape, fight anxiety and gain confidence. Her blog can help you with these things … and yes, become a better runner.
National Post Running Blog – http://life.nationalpost.com/category/life/running/
I could’t compile this list without a fellow Canadian in the mix. Ben Kaplan writes a great running column / blog for the National Post. The articles are well written and each topic thoroughly researched. I am a new dad, so particularly enjoyed Ben’s piece on running strollers. Gear reviews, interviews and running tips and more.
Runners Connect – http://runnersconnect.net/blog/
Running Shoes Guru – http://www.runningshoesguru.com/blog/
Creates reviews to help novice and experience runners navigate their way to the best running shoe for their needs. Most of the popular brands are covered. Check out what they have to say about the next running shoe you’re looking to buy.
Stronger Runner – http://www.strongerrunner.blogspot.ca/
Jon-Erik Kawamoto writes on Stronger Runner and in numerous other high profile publications like Runner’s World and Running Times. Jon-Erik is an accomplished runner and uses his accreditations and sports-science background to write high-quality running articles that are backed by the latest research. Healthynomics featured a guest post by Jon-Erik in 2012 – A 6-Phase Functional Warm-Up Protocol for Runners.
The Running Clinic – http://www.therunningclinic.ca/blog/
Essential reading if you want to learn about running injuries, how to prevent them and the state of minimalist running. I recommend The Running Clinic to both runners and sports-science practitioners. I appreciate the strong personal opinions expressed on topics like the state of minimalist running and running biomechanics. Another great blog from a Canadian – written in both French and English.
Be sure to comment with your personal favourite running blogs below!