Runners on Twitter: Follow Friday Running Coaches

Twitter-LogoI was surprised and honored to open up the December 2012 issue of Runner’s World to find that I had been included among their 48 running Twitterati as a member of the #runnerd subgroup (I’m a proud nerd)!

To pay it forward, I thought I’d try something new here and write an occasional (maybe weekly?) post highlighting fellow runners that I follow on Twitter. I’ve been active on Twitter for several years now (personal Twitter handle = @Oblinkin, blog handle = @Runblogger) and have found it to be a fantastic resource for both information and social interaction.

Today I want to recommend three friends who I’ve known for a long time. All three are running coaches, all are accomplished runners, and all Tweet helpful information on training.

First up is Caleb Masland. Caleb does private on-line coaching, and he’s the guy who coached me to a half-marathon PR this Fall. Caleb is running the NYC Marathon this weekend, and has been chronicling his journey to New York in the wake of Sandy – here’s a sample Tweet:

Just boarded my flight to LGA. My commitment to carbs is seriously serious today. instagr.am/p/RiHs_cR75f/

— Caleb Masland (@CalebMasland) November 2, 2012

Next up, Jason Fitzgerald. Jason is also an on-line coach and runs the Strength Running website. Jason has great coaching and training tips, and is well-worth a follow. Sample Tweet:

How to Prevent Over-Training and Running Fatigue (Or, How to Feel Great Every Day)bit.ly/RrFC3W

— Jason Fitzgerald (@JasonFitz1) October 31, 2012

Last but not least, Steve Magness. Steve was assistant coach under Alberto Salazar at the Nike Oregon Project, and is now the head cross-country coach for the University of Houston. Steve writes the Science of Running blog, and regularly tweets on topics related to running science. Sample tweet:

study finds aerobic exercise can cause muscle hypertrophy, and shifts muscle fiber balance towards slow twitch jap.physiology.org/content/113/9/…

— steve magness (@stevemagness) November 2, 2012

If you haven’t tried Twitter yet, I highly recommend giving it a shot, and following these three guys would be a great place to start!

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About Peter Larson

This post was authored by Peter Larson. Pete is a recovering academic who currently works as an exercise physiologist, running coach, and writer. He's also a father of three and a fanatical runner with a bit of a shoe obsession. In addition to writing and editing this site, he is co-author of the book Tread Lightly, and writes a personal blog called The Blogologist. Follow Pete on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and via email.

Comments

  1. adrian miles says:

    Do you use lists in twitter? Maybe you make public your running list that people could subscribe to?

  2. First off, congrats on the RW mention! Though I’m not much of Twitterer (a twit?), you are certainly one of the more even-keeled and open-minded (and qualified) people on my running blog roll. Not that there’s anything wrong with being a little off-kilter for entertainment purposes.

    Second, I glanced at the dailymile gadget on the right side of your blog, and am horrified by the behavior of your running partner. Oh wait, Jack’s probably a dog… Never mind.

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