Running Blogs

Hi all.

Do you have a Running Blog?

I mainly use mine to store my race reports so when I run them again I can refer back and see where improvements can be made.

What's your blog address?

i'll start the ball rolling.....

StringysRunningBlog.co.uk


Mick

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  • I've kept a running blog for nearly 8 years at www.runningcommentary.net.

    I'm a terrible runner, by the way, but I like to write about it.

    Just today I posted a long entry about plodding through this year's Boston Marathon.
  • Wow RC I'm just reading your blog (half way through your Boston bit) had to stop to tell you how much I'm enjoying it.

    I'll look at yours too Stringy and thanks for the brilliant the  threadimage. Look forward to seeing some more additions.

  • Thanks for your blog too Stringy.

    Fractured spine sounds dramaticimage. Glad  you are running again good luck for Blaydon.

  • I have a blog that I mention my running in quite a bit. Not linking here as it's more for my sewing than keeping a diary of running, I only tend to mention races rather than logging training. I do that on Fetch
  • Nice blog RC.

    Come on chap's and chapesses, there must be more of you keeping running blogs?
  • I don't, because I can't believe that anyone out there would be interested.

    Why would anyone have any  interest in how far I ran, what the weather was like, what my splits were, etc., if they don't know me?  If my friends are interested, I can tell them!

  • I started to keep a blog this year in order to administer and encourage the activities of the newly formed  running section of my work's sports club (in Norway). That's embarrassing enough, since I feel I'm shouting into an echo-less chamber sometimes. I do not usually log my own normal training there, that would be like talking to myself.I kept it to facts to start with, but have started to throw in hints, health, etc. to pique their interest.

    Curiously, I find a lot of people at work like the idea this activity exists. They support it, but getting them to come along, even to walk on a couch-to-5k programme, is very difficult. Maybe the existence of something near to them absolves them of guilt feeling to actually take part. It's hard to psychoanalyse people who don't run image

    One or two people tweet their training and this certainly makes me feel inadequate (even though I train 5x per week) e.g. "Thinking of a canoe marathon..." "Just got back from 10 k offroad - set a pb..." "Just won a medal with the Swedish orienteering team..." ...

  • I've been writing my running blog for over three years now (when I started running). 

    http://www.jog-blog.co.uk 

  • Can't believe there aren't more bloggers in blighty. Loads on the USA RW site. I always find it interesting reading others running exploits.

  • I was 'persuaded' to start a blog earlier this year. I find it quite therapeutic but the camera (for the pictorial record) doesn't like the wet, throws a strop and stops working. 105 ultras and counting ..... image
  • 105!!!!!!!! Well done!
  • Wilkie wrote (see)

    I don't, because I can't believe that anyone out there would be interested.

    Why would anyone have any  interest in how far I ran, what the weather was like, what my splits were, etc., if they don't know me?  If my friends are interested, I can tell them!
    image...I like reading them Stringy, but don't have one myself. Wouldn't have the time to make a good job of it.
  • I dip into a lot of running blogs, and if I'm honest, most are pretty dull -- or at least not for me.

    But I'd like to wave a flag for the one from "cathyw" mentioned above. Lovely sense of humour, and the sort of perspective on this darn thing that I have.

    Perhaps I like it because she, like me, realises that for some of us, running isn't actually that much to do with running.

    Worth a read. You'll know straight away if it's for you or not. Lean mean competitive types -- much as I admire and envy you -- should now suddenly remember that you need to wash their hair. It's not for you.

    I'll even plug the URL -- www.jog-blog.co.uk
  • another jog-blog fan here.image
  • Aw, thanks RC and k!
  • If you want something quite funny, a bit less serious. but still a reasonable runner, could I suggest www.beerbellyrunning.blogspot.co.uk  

    Examples of recent blogs include:

    - Leading the London Marathon for 400 meters

    - Running in the Great British Beerathon - 5 miles, 4 pints, 4 bits of food, 1 almighty hangover

    - Running the Sierra Leone marathon

  • I do not have a blog but after a bit of a turn around in my running fortunes I decided to make a web site ( thats what I call it) about what I tried to turn things round. I thought there might be one or two things that could help old fogies like me who were having a hard time with their running. www.oldmarathonrunner.co.uk

  • Another bit of light reading not a running blog log type but another slant on getting out there .

    http://runningwildinscotland.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/trossachs-peaks-and-trails.html

    and yes it is not me doing it

  • Yeah mine is a bit different too! I `juggle ` my hobbies!

    http://twobeergeeks.blogspot.co.uk/

    Seem to get loads of hits from around the world! image

     

  • Wilkie, I'm very interested in what the weather is like when you run! Being serious, though, I think it's incumbent on the writer to try to find another tack to make it interesting - it's why you might read one columnist over another in a national newspaper. I write the occasional bit for my club's bi-monthly mag, but I shy away from the 'I ran xxx half-marathon, it was sunny, I felt a bit puffed out at ten miles, loved the medal' type of exposition. Most recently I wrote a piece about why Jonathan Edwards doesn't get enough credit for his world record(s) in the triple jump (I was a triple jumper myself in my youth). Of course, it's a free world, so one can write a blog or not.

  • Here it is ... Have to apologise for the Thunder Run write up though ... it's a bit epic!!

    www.dreamingoffootpaths.blogspot.com 

    ... and may contain one too many poo anecdotes. Apologies in advance!

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