Professional & Elite Running Blogs

I am inspired by people who are faster than me. I want to know all of their secrets in hopes they might help me become faster. I enjoy reading about their training, learning about what they eat, and comparing that to my own training regimen. I realize I will never be as fast as them, but something still draws me in, and I want to know more.

I have compiled a list of professional and elite runners who blog about their journey. This is not a comprehensive list, so please let me know of others, and I will add to this list and make the information available to others.


Kara Goucher

My running inspiration. I’ve found so many similarities between myself and Kara (minus the fact she is way faster than me), that I can’t help like her. Plus, she seems so nice and down to earth—probably because she’s from Minnesota.

Ariana Hilborn

I first started following Ariana’s blog when she appeared on the cover of the Grandma’s Marathon booklet. She ran her first marathon in 2008 with a time of 4:36 and just three short years ran at the Olympic trails for the marathon in 2011.

Julia Webb (Alan Webb’s wife)

Both are fantastic runners and both are from the Midwest, what’s not to love.

The Local Elite

Nichole Porath

I actually ran against Nichole in high school and college. We connected through our blogs and finally had a chance to meet in person when I went to Minnesota in November. Nichole ran the Olympic trails in the marathon and was the former world recorder holder for the indoor marathon.


Katie Edwards

Mother of 3, recently qualified for the Olympic Trails marathon with a 2:48, and ran her first marathon in 2008.

Carrie Tollefson

Another Minnesota native who is very active in the running community making videos and sharing her knowledge of running. A stand-out runner in high school and college.

Wasatch and Beyond

Kris Lawrence

Lauren Fleshman

Camille Herron



There’s probably not as many men blogging, but I’m sure there’s a few I can add to the list.

Jesse Thomas (Lauren Fleshman’s husband)


Your recommendations. . . . .

Please share other blogs in the comments, and I will include them in this post.


11 responses to “Professional & Elite Running Blogs

  1. Thank you for posting this – I’ve especially enjoyed reading about Ariana Hilborn this morning. As a fellow runner who never competed in high school/college, her story is relevant and inspirational!

  2. Oh wow, I am completely blown away that you included me. THANK YOU! I adore reading runnings blogs and also love many of those you’ve mentioned but thrilled to have a few more to add to my “Running” tab folder.

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