Going out for a blog
January 15, 2013 9:16 AM   Subscribe

I've been looking for good blogs about running, lately. I've found a lot of shoe-review sites, and a few gear-review sites, but I'm interested in general motivational stories of people's training, race reports, that sort of thing. Google hasn't been very helpful, so I figured I'd ask Mefi. What blogs do you like to read about running?
posted by bowbeacon to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (12 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
My favorites:
Ali on the Run - Marathoner with Crohn's disease.
Sweat Once A Day DC ultra runner looking for her first sub-3 marathon
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 9:29 AM on January 15, 2013

Here are the recommendations from the snarky commenters at Get Off My Internets--Running blogs. These are the blogs they like--you can search around for the ones to avoid, as well.
posted by Ideefixe at 9:30 AM on January 15, 2013

You could read Caleb Daniloff's writing (he's a friend of mine, so I'm not unbiased).
posted by The corpse in the library at 9:36 AM on January 15, 2013

Here's a few I have heard good things about but not read: Frayed Laces, Run Eat Repeat, Losing Weight in the City. Healthy Tipping Point has a lot about running but also a lot about being a new mom.
posted by trillian at 9:39 AM on January 15, 2013

Seconding Ali on the Run and Sweat Once a Day. Adding:
Faster Bunny
Once Upon a Lime
Health on the Run
Meals and Miles - right now on a wedding/honeymoon kick, but generally lots of good writing about her training
Steve in a Speedo
posted by rebekah at 9:41 AM on January 15, 2013

The Boring Runner for race reports, training details, and juvenile humor.

Science of Running for (rare but interesting) science-y updates. On the science of running front, Sweat Science is also excellent, and I very much enjoyed his book.
posted by pie ninja at 9:52 AM on January 15, 2013 [1 favorite]

Two of my faves:

Runner's Rambles
Twenty Six and Then Some

Also, it's not a blog, but I get a lot of the things you describe above (race reports, people's training, etc) via tracking my workouts & interacting with real-life friends as well as bloggers on Daily Mile.
posted by soleiluna at 10:00 AM on January 15, 2013

My 3 favorite running blogs are
Hungry Runner Girl
Skinny Runner
Run Eat Repeat
posted by allnamesaretaken at 10:43 AM on January 15, 2013

BQ by 40
Not blogs, but you might like the semi-celebrities in Runners World's "I'm a Runner" series
posted by homelystar at 12:01 PM on January 15, 2013

While I tend to read primarily food blogs, my friend recently started a running blog called Been There Run That which I keep up with and enjoy quite a lot. She's Connecticut-based. Her blog covers her experiences at various races, other fitness-related activities, and progress towards her fitness goals.
posted by The Girl Who Ate Boston at 2:24 PM on January 15, 2013

Japan Running News
The Science of Sport
posted by djb at 7:17 PM on January 15, 2013

Thanks, everyone.

You all gave great answers, but I've highlighted the ones I found I liked best.
posted by bowbeacon at 7:01 AM on January 16, 2013

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