We runners are a nosy bunch. We want answers to our burning questions. Where’s the closest 10K? How should I go about speed work? What should my pace be for an upcoming marathon? Where can I find inexpensive running shorts? Where can I find a trail map for Mt. Tam?
In this day and age, we runners have a variety of resources at our fingertips to answer these and other burning questions. Whether you are more comfortable in the Age of the Internet or the Age of Aquarius, there’s a place for you to find what you are looking for. Here are a few of my favorite resources about running.
www.runnersworld.com – Archived articles, training tools and a separate site for women runners make this a useful and important resource.
www.coolrunning.com – Races, pace calculators, training plans, a mecca for runners.
www.webmd.com – Because we runners like to think we can self-diagnose our running ailments.
www.active.com – Comprehensive website for events across the country.
www.roadrunnersports.com – Need running stuff? Buy running stuff. “Nuff said.
www.womensrunningmag.com – For women who run.
Books and Magazines
Runner’s World Magazine – Oldie and a goodie.
No Need for Speed by John Bingham – While training for my first marathon I would climb into an ice bath with this book after a long run. (Wearing 3 sweatshirts and a hat). Great motivational book for people who don’t think they look like or feel like they are runners.
Women’s Running Magazine – Formerly Her Fitness. Now re-tooled for the female runner.
That should give you enough of a start. Check out these websites, magazines or book mentioned. It might be the education you need to take you to that next level.
Now go run.
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