Runblogger Runcast #12 – Building a Running Support Network: dailymile, Twitter and Local Running Clubs

Episode #12 of the Runblogger Runcast discusses the building of a running support network.  Having others to support you as you train and race is essential, particularly on those days when you just don’t feel like heading out the door. In this show I discuss some of the sources of support that have worked well for me, namely my local running club (Granite State Racing Team), and two on-line social networks that I use regularly for running related support and discussion (dailymile and Twitter). If you have other suggestions for sources of running motivation and support, feel free to send me an e-mail or leave a comment – feedback is always appreciated!

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Links related to Runcast #12:

Road Runners Club of America – Site with a wealth of information about local running clubs, as well as a locator so that you can find one in your community.

dailymile.com – a fantastic social workout site for runners, cyclists, and traithletes. You can also read a previous post I wrote about Dailymile here: http://www.runblogger.com/2009/04/dailymile-new-social-training-log-for.html

Twitter – if you haven’t given a Twitter a try yet, I highly recommend it. You can view my list of Twitter runners here: http://twitter.com/Oblinkin/runners/members

My Dog JackIf you’d like to read more about me and my favorite running partner, check out this post about my buddy Jack or this more general post about running with dogs.

Below is a video featuring Kelly and Ben, the founders of dailymile.com:

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