My Top 5 Websites For Runners

If you’re anything like me, you are constantly reading up on running, and perusing the internet anytime you have a running related question or concern…or is that just me? ;)

I wanted to share with you my top 5 websites that I visit on a regular basis to read about running and get answers to my burning questions. And to just help myself feel better about things…for example last night I was re-reading up on the benefits of a 2 week taper (which is what I did when I used Hansons Marathon Method). I think I’ll be doing a 2-2.5 week taper this time around.

So here are my top 5 websites for runners:

Check out these 5 websites the next time you need running tips, info, or motivation!

RunnersConnect

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I love reading RunnersConnect for everything running related. They get very detailed and “science-y” with their posts, so the “runnerd” in you will be happy. They write about training, nutrition, injury prevention and much more. They also have a podcast so you can listen on-the-go! Fellow blogger and elite runner Tina Muir is one of their hosts. Here are a few of their recent article you might want to check out:

LetsRun

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I feel like LetsRun is a love/hate thing with runners…you either love it or hate it. I’m sorta in between. I can find some great articles and tips in there, but sometimes the message boards are a little much. Oh right, this website is more about the message board/forums than it is a blog or anything like that. They do also post regular articles about updates and news in the track and field/elite running world if that’s something you’re interested in.

I like reading through message boards for training tips and to see what other people are doing or what other people think of certain training plans, injury prevention topics, etc. Lots of good stuff in there!

Here are a few current topics on their message boards:

Reddit

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I actually only recently started reading through the reddit running subthread (or /running as redditors call it). I have posted in the threads a few time and have gotten really good feedback and constructive criticism back about my running. This thread I started was super helpful: Will I Ever Qualify For Boston

You can search keywords and topics in order to find what you need, and every week they also a questions thread where everyone just asks their own questions in one place and people answer. Sometimes I like reading through those too to see what random things people are toping about that I might be wondering too.

Here are some topics on the /running reddit right now:

FloTrack

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This is my main place to go to for running motivation and inspiration. I love their Workout Wednesday videos that highlight workouts being done by pros as well as collegiate and high school athletes. This one, of Mary Cain and Jordan Hasay doing a workout AFTER a race, really gets me ready to get out there and run!

They also have “FloPro” where you pay $20 for access to all of their workout videos (as in workout videos for you to do yourself, think strength training videos). They also have mini-documentary series that are part of their Pro subscription. I paid $20 once because I wanted to watch their series on Kara Goucher :)

StrengthRunning

This website is similar to RunnersConnect in that it is a great overall resource and tool for runners. Chock full of information. It is run by 2:39 marathoner Jason Fitzgerald and apparently helps 200,000 runners a month “train and run faster.”

I follow Jason on Twitter and always click his links whenever there is a new StrengthRunning post. 

Here are some recent StrengthRunning articles for ya:

Hopefully you can find some value in these websites as well! I highly recommend you go to FloTrack’s Workout videos the next time you need some motivation to get out the door for a run.

What websites would you add to this list?

What motivates you the most as a runner? Videos? Blog posts? Interviews?

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  1. I’ve never heard of most of these! Definitely have to check them out. Thanks for sharing!
    Nicole @ Fitful Focus recently posted…Wild Workout Wednesday: The Wedding WorkoutMy Profile

  2. Great choices! I haven’t checked out /running yet, but I will definitely look into it.
    Jenn recently posted…week in review: 8.30 – 8.5My Profile

  3. This is great! I look at Runners Connect but haven’t really been to any of the other sites.
    Jen @ Pretty Little Grub recently posted…Becoming a Morning Exerciser and Giveaway WinnerMy Profile

  4. This is a nice list! I don’t actually use any of these site so it was very informative. I’m a fan of Slowtwitch which is triathlon oriented but definitely has good running info also.
    Kelli recently posted…Woman Crush Wednesday – Nicole DavisonMy Profile

  5. Thanks for including me! This is a great collection of running sites and honored to be among them.
    Jason Fitzgerald recently posted…What does “listen to your body” really mean? Q&A with Coach #15 has the answerMy Profile

  6. These are great websites. I never thought of using Reddit for running advice.
    Daisy @ Fit Wanderlust Runner recently posted…Places to Run in San Diego: Pacific BeachMy Profile

  7. wow, I’ve only heard of one of these. I don’t peruse a lot of running related sites but will note these!
    Mar @ Mar on the Run recently posted…Health Coaching at Georgetown, Part IMy Profile

  8. Clearly I am behind the times here! I haven’t even heard of most of these except for runner’s connect bc of Tina. I need to get cracking!
    Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…Orange Theory-What’s All The Buzz About?My Profile

  9. I’ve never heard of any of these. Heading over to check some of them out!
    Kathryn @ Dancing to Running recently posted…My Current Plan for Rock ‘n’ Roll PhillyMy Profile

  10. I love Runners Connect. I linked to one of their articles in a blog post and Tina Muir sent me an email thanking me! She also gave me some other links. Love that!
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Bringing Carefree BackMy Profile

  11. Thanks so much for sharing these! I had only heard of Runners Connect before, so I’m looking forward to taking some time and delving through the other ones!
    Ariana recently posted…Coconut Oil CoffeeMy Profile

  12. Patty thanks for this list. Believe it or not I haven’t visited many of these sites but I’m going to check them out.
    Ivanna recently posted…Here’s the Skinny: All About Counting CaloriesMy Profile

  13. I’ve learned a couple new things today – thanks! I never could get into Reddit but will check it out for running.
    Cynthia @ You Signed Up For WHAT?! recently posted…Triathlon Recovery and Rest Time for MomsMy Profile

  14. Love this list. Hadn’t heard of any of these so I’ll have to go and check them out. Thanks for sharing.
    Becki S recently posted…I’m not even competitive…My Profile

  15. This list looks great! I myself am not a huge runner, but my mother is and she is always on the hunt for more articles/feedback/knowledge, so i will share this with her :)
    Beverley @ sweaty&fit recently posted…14 Minute INSANE Butt & Arm WorkoutMy Profile

  16. Hey friend! Not sure how I missed this, but I did….boooo! Thank you so much for the shoutout for runners connect, it is nice to see the recognition, as it is the place for the real deal, love that you said the runnerd in you, SO TRUE, I think I might have to use that in future :)
    Tina muir recently posted…Are You Too Slow To Be A Runner?My Profile

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