Resources

theHere are my bestest of the best resources for runners. Please let me know if you have any additions.

I’ll let you know when I have a relationship with a company or product, but all opinions are my own:

 

Injuries

So you have an ouchie? I’m so very sorry.

  • I’d start by doing a search on Runner’s World magazine site. They have lots of well-researched and current information on how to treat — and prevent — common running-related injuries.
  • Your local running store is another great resource for everything from injury-specific handouts to suggestions on the best local experts. Ours, Playmakers, even offers a free injury clinic every Wednesday night.

Gear

  • SkirtSports.com (affiliate link)Great quality; has lots of sales; best bottoms for female runners ever. No wedgie! (I’m an ambassador captain, which means I get gear to try and generous discounts. You can get a 20 percent discount on regular price items with the LCR20 code.).
  • Target: Their Champion brand is genuinely good quality and has lots of options. It’s great gear if you’re a beginner or if you’re experienced and want to add some variety to your wardrobe since they keep up with trends.
  • Nike: I often find Nike gear on sale at Dick’s sporting goods or at their outlet. Most of it has stood up very well. A couple of pieces had stitches that rubbed.
  • Reebok: Another great, consistently good company for gear. My favorite hoodie looks almost new after repeated washing and it’s more than three years old. Look for Reebok at Marshall’s and TJ Maxx.

Yoga

Two words: Rebecca Pacheco, aka, @OmGal. Pacheco has a series of free videos on the Runner’s World site and also sells a DVD series of yoga for runners.

Her videos are beginner friendly and very do-able.

Read this

  • Marc Parent wrote The Newbie Chronicles for Runner’s World. If you haven’t read it, go there now. Really. Start at the beginning.
  • The Shut Up + Run blog, but only if farting, pooping and other bodily functions don’t offend you.
  • The Run Eat Repeat blog, but only if up to two posts per day don’t overwhelm you.
  • Benefits of running.

Join us

  • Connect with runners around the world during the weekly Run Chat every Sunday evening on Twitter. Time changes slightly, but check out their site for deets. Learn more from their FAQs.
  • Tuesdays on the Run link-up is a great opportunity to find new blogs to read and to share your own content.