Here's a list of links to stuff that has to do with running that I frequent:
- Runango - This is a message board for runners. It's a rather small group of people who fear outsiders and if you are new, some guy named Mut will automatically accuse you of being a troll. Sounds inviting, don't it?
- Real World Reviews - This is me blatantly pimping out a friend's blog. He has decided to review running shoes & gear. It's a safe bet that he probably runs a lot more than you, regardless of who you are, so he has a lot to say about running shoes. Yes, his obsession with running shoes is borderline crazy (and quite frankly a tad bit scary at times), but if you're looking for running shoe reviews (and who isn't, really?) this is the place to go.
- Gmap Pedometer - This is a gmap app that allows you to map your runs/walks/bike rides. In addition to distance, it also shows elevation. I personally like it better than mapmyrun.com because you don't have to click through a lot of nonsense to get to the mapping.
- Runwashington.com - So this is only relevant if you live in DC or care about running events in DC. If neither of those things apply to you then mark this off as a useless link for you!
- Marathonguide.com - This is a good site for finding information on marathons. If you're looking for a marathon to run, go here. Note that the site is incredibly ugly (as are lots of running sites for some reason - perhaps runners have a shitty sense for web aesthetics), but it's got decent information on it.
- Pace Calculator - This is a good pace calculator. It's also the first page that shows up when you google "pace calculator" so it's probably not all that useful of a link if you already know how to perform an internet search. However it takes you to the Cool Running website which is an OK running site (but like marathonguide.com, also very ugly). Anyway, chalk this up as semi-useful (or semi-useless if you're a glass half empty kinda peep).
- McMillan Running Calculator - So say you just ran your first 5K and are wondering how long it would take you to run a marathon. I would tell you to perhaps readjust your sights on something a tad bit smaller like, say, an 8K or 10K, regardless of what Team in Training has told you, but regardless of your next running race goal, this calculator will give you decent estimates on your training and racing paces. (Disclaimer: It's been fairly accurate for me, but I'm not guaranteeing it'll be accurate for you and if it's not, then feel free to send me hate mail which I may or may not read.)
- Road ID - If you run or bike or do any other form of outdoor exercise where you don't carry ID, get one of these. Seriously. This is me being serious. (I know, it kinda sucks and is making you a wee bit uncomfortable isn't it? Like you're getting this feeling of impending doom aren't you? Like maybe this is a sign of the apocalypse or something, right?)