20 Great Running Blogs to Follow This Year

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There are a lot of great running blogs out there. From those offering the latest advice about technique, kit and diet to those written by former self-confessed couch potatoes on the way to their first marathon. There’s a running blog out there for everyone. You probably already have your own favourites (and if not, don’t worry, you will soon).

We’ve gone and found the top 20 running blogs for you to check out. If you’re looking for advice, motivation or entertainment, the blogs in this list are a great place to start.

Jeff Galloway’s Blog

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Jeff’s blog is focussed on safely pushing your body to it’s limits. It’s a great source of information if you’re looking to understand how far you can, and should, push your body and how to know when you’re pushing too hard. A good read for runners of all ages.

We Run Disney

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We Run Disney is written by the mother-daughter racing team of Pam and Christine. As you’ve probably guessed, they especially love Disney and cover all the latest news on Disney races. They also cover race recaps and have plenty of advice if you’re planning to get involved with a Disney running event.

The Boring Runner

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If you’re looking for a laugh, this is a great place to start. Adam is the so called boring runner, but his posts are anything but that! A knee injury earlier has stopped Adam from running for a little while, but the posts keep on coming. Great for a laugh and and a bit of running inspiration.

Running With The Girls

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With a clear love of the great outdoors, Jen’s blog is varied and fun. This is so much more than just a running blog. You’ll really get to know Jen through her posts. As well as race recaps and plenty of photos, you’ll also find product reviews, great recipes and even the occasional contest taking place here.

The Hungry Runner Girl

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Janae is the hungry runner girl and her blog covers running, family and that’s right, food. There are plenty of posts to keep you entertained here.

The Runner Dad

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Matt Orlando writes at The Runner Dad and mainly covers topics related to running and parenting. You’ll also find product reviews and giveaways here as well as posts aimed to motivate and inspire.

Weight Off My Shoulders

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After years of struggling with her weight, Dani caught the running bug back in 2009. Based out of Boston, she has now run 7 marathons. This is a great all round blog that’s regularly updated. Dani’s personality really comes through and this is one of our favourites.

Old Man Running

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There’s a lot of experience going into the posts at Old Man Running. Allen has more than 40 years experience of running and is approaching his 80’s. Posts are mainly an account of his runs, but they’re absolutely inspirational to read. Back in 2004, Allen was in a car accident that left him in a coma. It was weeks before he could walk again. Two years after the accident, Allen ran a half-marathon. If that doesn’t inspire you to get out and run, I don’t know what will.

Jog Blog

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Cathy runs the Jog Blog and completed her first 10k almost ten years ago now. She’s training for a marathonThis blog is packed with tips and advice and sometimes covers cycling and general fitness too.

An Ultra Runners Blog

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This blog charts the story of Will who has (and still does) run a fair few ultra distance races. We’re talking anything up to 100 miles at a time. Click through to find some insights into this type of running and see if his motivation rubs off on you.

From Snickers To Marathon

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Becca started running in 2011 and completed a Marathon a year later. This blog is her diary and shows the transformation Becca has been through, from couch potato to fitness fanatic. Be warned, you might want to start lifting weights if you read this.

This Runners Trials

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Right from the outset, Jen acknowledges that “putting one foot in front of the other isn’t always easy”. This is Jen’s blog about her running adventures and the challenges she faces (and usually overcomes) along the way. Jen has two young children and finding time to run can be a challenge. You’ll find a good mix of running/racing updates as well as more general “life” posts here.

Runblogger

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The man behind Runblogger, Peter Larson, is a serious runner – he’s completed 9 marathons and a 50K ultramarathon. This is a serious and substantial blog, covering a range of running topics and offering some great advice. If there’s anything you want to know about running, the chances are that it’s been covered on Runblogger.

No Meat Athlete

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As you’d guess from the name of it, this blog is all about how to run on plants. Matt Frazier covers all sorts of topics and looks at how veggie power can help you lose weight, recover more quickly after exercise while also reducing your impact on the planet. This isn’t just for vegetarians though – Matts approach is accessible to all as he looks more broadly at managing diet, energy levels and workouts.

A Trail Runner’s Blog

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As a technology entrepreneur who took up trail running in 2001 to see more of the outdoors, Scott Dunlap writes a fantastic blog showing his latest adventures. You’ll also find product reviews and interviews here, and there is plenty to keep you entertained. You might find yourself inspired to start running more scenic routes and discovering more of the great outdoors.

A Case Of The Runs

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What started out as a digital scrapbook of race results and memoirs has become something much bigger. As well as giving training and race updates, Julie also covers products reviews and articles on broader issues and family life. She’s a bit of a foodie so you’ll also find the occasional recipe or energy bar taste test.

Healthy Tipping Point

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Caitlin started her blog back in 2008 as a way of capturing her journey towards a healthier, happier and more balanced life. As well as running road races, Caitlin also enjoys triathlons. Her posts are full of great pictures and Caitlin has a fantastic way of drawing you into her world.

Birthday Shoes

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Birthday shoes is a site all about minimalist shoes (sometimes called barefoot shoes) written by Justin Owings. Although he’s not the world’s most avid runner and the site takes a broader look at this type of shoe, there is loads of information to dig into. If you’re even thinking about running in minimalist shoes, make sure you check this one out.

Dr Nicks Running Blog

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Dr Nick is a podiatrist who specializes in foot and ankle surgery. His blog covers the latest and most up to date medical information on running and training for endurance events. There’s a focus on injury and recovery from injury and some great tips on how you should, and shouldn’t, plan your training.

Strength Running

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After completing the New York Marathon in 2:44 in 2008, Jason developed a severe ITB injury that stopped him running for six months. That was the wake-up-call he needed to change his training schedule and break free from his constant injury cycle. Strength Running is the place that Jason shares everything he’s learned to help you become a better, injury free, runner.

There you have it. Those are our top 20 running blogs. You’ll find plenty of material for inspiration and motivation, some great stories and a wealth of advice.