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The 25 Best Running Blogs to Follow Right Now

Are you are new to running and looking for guidance? Or have you already completed several marathons and are looking for ways to improve your training routine? Either way, your best bet is to find other runners who have gone through what you're going through and learn from them.

​As with anything, there is no reason to struggle alone.  Inevitably, someone has faced the same challenge or doubt and is blogging about it so they can help someone just like you get through it as well.

​I've compiled a list my 25 favorite running bloggers for you to peruse. They come from all walks of life and run the gamut from casual weekend joggers to serious ultra-marathoners.  No matter where you are in your running journey, there is someone here who can help you learn more and enjoy your runs better.

1. Steve Wagner

runningspud.areavoices.com

Why you should follow him: From pre-race running strategy, post run recovery to ice road running, Steve has done it all as he has been addicted to running since 2008. He has completed 21 marathons, blogs about his experiences and shares his tips and knowledge about running.

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2. Beth Risdon

www.shutupandrun.net

Why you should follow her: Beth is one crazy, fun and energetic gal! Her blog exudes so much positivity and inspiration. She started running 5 years ago and she has been in love with it ever since! She writes with her heart, expresses all her truths and doesn't hold back.

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3. Jason Saltmarsh

saltmarshrunning.com

Why you should follow him: Be inspired by his running race bucket list. His website is a one stop shop for great information about what you need and how you can started in your running journey. You can also pick up some yummy and healthy recipes to try. So hop on to his site and be inspired!

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​4. Sarah

www.dreamingoffootpaths.co.uk

Why you should follow her: Sarah started running to lose weight. Now she's racing through tough milestones and earning awards. She'll inspire you with her healthy lifestyle and her passion for running.

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5. Matt Orlando

www.dreamingoffootpaths.co.uk

Why you should follow him: He's not just an average father; He's a superhero dad! Matt is a family man who leads a very healthy lifestyle. He writes about running, parenting and conducts interviews with other great runners.

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6. Will

www.willrunlonger.com

Why you should follow him: Will is a family man, a company CEO and a runner. He started running after college and has completed a lot of races. His blog covers running and his musings on anything and everything. Challenge yourself and see if you can achieve what Will has conquered. 

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7. Cathy White

www.jog-blog.co.uk

Why you should follow her: Cathy was a smoker for a long time until a book inspired her to quit. She started running and focused on leading a healthy life. She is now a writer and has some amazing and delicious recipes on her blog for you to try.

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8. Mark Kennedy​

www.healthynomics.com/category/running-2

Why you should follow him: He's a USA Track and Field certified coach and a former kinesiologist. Mark enjoys writing about his healthy lifestyle and helping others get fit and improve their health. He is focusing on helping new runners get started.

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9. Jaime Pang

http://www.jamiepang.com/

Why you should follow him: Jaime writes about running and photography. He completed his first marathon when he was 15 years old and has finished 31 marathons as of July 2016. He is very passionate about running and sharing his knowledge to aspiring runners.

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10. Malcolm Collins ​

Why you should follow him: Malcolm loves running marathons all over the world, from places like Paris to Norway. He does not run to diet or win races; He runs because he loves running. Considering running in other countries too? Check out Malcom's inspiring stories.

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​11. Randall Wharton

​Why you should follow him: Randall did his first marathon at the age of 39 and has been running ever since. He is into different sports but has a special place in his heart for running. His experiences and bright outlook will inspire you to be at your best.

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12. Thad McLaurin

http://ncrunnerdude.blogspot.com/

​Why you should follow him: Thad is a certified running and fitness coach. He has many accomplishments and awards but his greatest reward is helping others embrace a healthy, active lifestyle. Whether it's general fitness or training for a marathon, Thad can help you reach your goals so hop on to his blog and get started today!

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13. Jason Fitzgerald

http://strengthrunning.com/

Why you should follow him: You will find his blog helpful if you want to improve on your workout times, increase speed and achieve better race results. You can also learn about how to avoid injuries and progressively and consistently training towards your running success!

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14. Amy

http://www.runningescapades.com/

Why you should follow her: Amy is a 40-something year old runner, fitness junkie and a gluten-free newbie. She loves fitness clothes, fitness gadgets and trying out new healthy wheat-free recipes. She also loves running with her adorable dog.  If we had such a cute running companion, we'd be out there every day too.

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15. Christine

Why you should follow her: Treat yourself to the positive energy on Christine's blog. She is a writer, mom, yogi, runner and wannabe surfer. She writes about life, having a healthy lifestyle and everything in between. She believes in empowering yourself and saying yes to the things that energize, enliven and inspire you!

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16. Michelle

Why you should follow her: Michelle finds balance in her busy life through running and working out. She is a mom of two boys and a lovely German Shepherd. She believes that the one thing you can control in every situation is your attitude and has consciously chosen her positive attitude to embrace life.

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17. Denise

deniseisrundmt.com

Why you should follow her: Denise discovered her passion for running in 2007. Since then, she has run several marathons and trained for different races. She is a mom of three beautiful children and she writes about her success and challenges during her free time. Are you a parent who juggles your  family and your fitness too? Learn how Denise does it in her blog.

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18. Martinus Evans

300poundsandrunning.com/about-300-pounds-and-running

Why you should follow him: Martinus is on a journey to a better health and better self. He started running to lose weight and keeps going for love of running. He is very passionate about helping people be the best they can be. It is his mission to inspire and challenge you to expand your comfort zone and motivate you during your times of need.

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19. Thomas

http://rubbishrunner.blogspot.com/

Why you should follow him: Thomas is a runner based in Ireland and a father to four children. He writes about his wellness, running, and life. Learn how he conquers the difficulties he faced and be inspired by his running routine. Take a peek at his blog and see how this amazing runner dad juggles running, parenting and life!

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20. MariAbbe

Why you should follow her: Do you know someone who is suffering from depression, an eating disorder, or anxiety? You should check out MariAbbe's blog. She has dedicated it helping others overcome these difficulties through running. Her site exudes so much positivity and inspiration. 

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21. Scott Dunlap

Why you should follow him: Scott is a technology entrepreneur who started running in 2001. He also loves eating and running in the outdoors. He is currently into trail running and triathlons. Hop on to his site and learn more about Scott's journey.

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22. Angela

http://cowgirlruns.com/

Why you should follow her: Angela is a certified running coach who originally turned to running to help her move forward from her marriage and to overcome anxiety. She's passionate about living a balanced life and learning how to be more awesome each and every day. Check out her blog and read about her amazing story and her cute cat too!

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23. Ellen 

http://www.teenrunner.co.uk/

Why you should follow her: She is a motivated, competitive and hard-working teenager. She loves running and is accomplishing great things while still doing well at school. Ellen might be young but she definitely knows her goals and how to achieve them. Be inspired and feel energized when you read about her stories and accomplishments.

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24. Jen

http://www.runningwiththegirls.com/

Why you should follow her: Jen started running to lose weight 12 years ago and she fell in love with it. It was actually her husband who got her into running and she never stopped. You can find motivating race recaps, running strategies that you might want to try, and yummy yet healthy recipes.

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25. Jesica D'Avanza

http://www.runladylike.com/

Why you should follow her: Jesica's blog offers hefty amounts of information about running from nutrition and hydration, training in various weather conditions, injury prevention, and triathlons. As a bonus, she also has tips about relationships, such as how to stay married to a marathon runner and a lot more.

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Conclusion

I believe that all runners run for a reason and most of them continue and ultimately accomplish their goals because they are able to find a community.  Nowadays, your running pack doesn't need to be someone you run with on a regular basis.  It could be a famous runner who inspires you or the blogger from 3 states away whose advice helps you power through those hard days.

​I have no doubt that at least one of these amazing running bloggers will inspire and guide you to reaching your running goals, whether it's simply to lose that holiday weight with a few morning jogs or to start training for your marathon next summer.  

I personally follow them and love learning how they have conquered the same challenges I have and ones that are far more intense than anything I've ever tried. Yet.  And if you know of a great running blog I haven't mentioned, I'd love to learn about it.  Please leave it in the comments below and I'll be sure to check it out.

Toni Placides
 

As a young wife and mom, I juggle a lot of things to make sure that I do well at work, take care of the kids and still bond with my husband. I utilize every hour that I can each day to balance all the different hats I wear. On top of all that, I prioritize healthy food and regular exercise for me and my kids to prevent any kind of sickness and for a happier, energy-filled and more productive life.

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 11 comments
ScottD - December 19, 2016

Thank you for the mention! And the great suggestions for other blogs. I’m clicking through like mad right now.

I hope you and your family are having a great holiday, Toni!

Best, Scott

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    Toni Placides - December 21, 2016

    Hey Scott,

    Thanks! Glad you like my suggestions, Happy holidays to you and your family as well!

    Cheers,
    Toni

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    Gennady Golovkin Fan - February 18, 2017

    I find your blog to be exceptionally helpful and would be happy to make a small donation to keep the site going!

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      Toni Placides - February 19, 2017

      Thank you so much! You’re very kind!

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Phil Buckley - December 21, 2016

Great list Toni. I’m so glad you included Maria Abbe. She is amazing on so many levels, but here deep-seated desire to help others drives her in ways very few others can understand. She’s one of the most genuine and caring people I’ve ever met.

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    Toni Placides - December 21, 2016

    Hi Phil,

    Thanks for the wonderful comment! Her blog is genuinely inspiring. Thanks for dropping by and happy holidays!

    Cheers,
    Toni

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Kris - December 26, 2016

Great list, I’ve been following Jason for years and love his perspective on staying healthy. Can’t wait to check out the rest!

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    Toni Placides - January 9, 2017

    Thanks, Kris! Glad you like our list. They are all definitely worth checking out! Happy New Year!

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AmyC - December 28, 2016

Thanks for including my blog 🙂 I’ll be checking out the faces that are new to be over the holiday break! Happy New Year!

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    Toni Placides - January 9, 2017

    Hi Amy! You’re welcome and thanks for dropping by! Happy New Year!

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