10 Best Running Blogs for 2019
As the team here at Shoekicker ushers in the New Year, we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for fantastic running content. From motivational articles, to race and training nutrition, to in depth features into each stride of marathons, these blogs are sure to inspire and inform your running in 2019.
Run Bulldog Run Steve Spiers is a lifetime athlete and runner and his blog is full of race recaps so you can live and breathe racing and training. From marathons to the Western States Ultra, Steve has done it all. Check out his blog for the nuts and bolts details of training, plus thoughtful and authoritative gear reviews.
No Meat Athlete Matt Frazier (and his community that is 20,000+ strong!) are advocates of a plant-based diet to power their endurance pursuits. The No Meat Athlete blog is designed to give you the tools and information necessary to make this change (if you want, no preaching here). Either way, it’s an awesome way to incorporate healthier eating into your training and hear about the results other athletes are seeing from adopting a cleaner diet.
The Runner Dad This blog covers all aspects of is an excellent resource for every aspect of running, with fitness advice, motivational material, and interviews with professional runners, all delivered from the unmatched perspective of a father. While information tailored to parents who run is a major part of this blog’s identity, the wealth of information provided is great for anyone. Compiled in a visually attractive and well-organized site, “The Runner Dad” should be on every runner’s must-read list.
Trail Sisters Trail Sisters is a women’s trail running community and online journal. Their mission is to increase women’s participation and opportunity in trail running through inspiration, education and empowerment. Beyond creating great content, they also publish gear reviews and foster events for their readers.
The Science of Running The Science of Running is started by Steve Magness who is a performance coach, author, and lecturer. He currently serves as a coach to almost 20 professional runners, is the Head Cross Country coach at the University of Houston and a Lecturer of Strength and Conditioning at St. Mary’s University, UK. Steve’s blog covers the nitty gritty on training best practices.
Ali on the Run Ali Feller is a 33-year-old freelance writer and creator of the popular running podcast the Ali on the Run Show and the blog Ali on the Run. Ali writes about her running, training, races, Crohn's disease, and new mom life. Ali lives in Weehawken, NJ, with her husband, daughter Annie (born in October 2018), and rescue pup, Ellie.
The Ginger Runner Ginger Runner is a blog that shows you that setting goals is your first step to accomplishment. Ethan’s mission is to prove to every single person that anybody can lace up a pair of shoes and the sole purpose of the blog is to inspire and educate folks about endurance sports.
Fannetastic Food Anne is a registered dietician, and her blog features healthy eating and recipes along with a mix of race recaps and exercise tips. Her mission is to inspire folks to lead happier, healthier lives by optimizing nutrition and lifestyle. Check out her blog for simple ways to make your world healthier!
The Runner Beans The origin story behind the Runner Beans goes as follows: Charlie started this blog to document training for her first marathon as a non-runner. Through the process, she discovered that she loved sharing her fitness story and helping people start their journey to a healthier, more active life. Through her blog, she aims to ‘pace the way to healthy, without missing out on any of the fun’ sharing workouts, exercise class reviews, running tips and race recaps as well as healthy recipes and lifestyle posts. You can also find a good restaurant recommendation or two in her posts!
RunningMyselfTogether RunningMyselfTogether is a blog dedicated to empowering women to lace up their shoes and pound the pavement. The blog takes a holistic approach - mind, body and soul - to running and encourages its readers to address their mental health along the way. It’s a community focused on Christ and serving one another as we piece life together one run at a time.