Here are a few links that I find helpful. This will be updated every time I find something that I think will come in handy. For now, give these sites a shot:
Level Renner: Welcome to the underground. Your number one source for all the latest and greatest happening around New England. Get firsthand race and training accounts from the runners out there getting it done. Magazine is published about seven times a year and the website is update quite frequently. It’s by runners, for runners, and if you want to contribute then just let us know. The best part? It’s all free. Run on the ground, read the underground, and keep it on the level. Check out the website (and sign up for your free subscription), like us on Facebook and follow on Twitter (@LevelRenner). Doing all three would be a triple crown that I think Yaz would approve of.
RunnersConnect offers a couple of different online coaching options, along with a wealth of information regarding training, racing, nutrition and injury prevention. The man behind that is Jeff Gaudette, who was an NCAA Division I All-American in cross country at Brown, then went on to run professionally for Hansons-Brooks (ran a 2:22 marathon too). Along with coaching they also offer a product called Strength Training for Runners, which for short money could produce big results. I highly recommend checking it out and considering it.
InsideTracker: The name says it all. InsideTracker is a service that uses samples of your blood to track key biomarkers and nutrient levels to let you know how things are under the hood, so to speak. Think of all the time you spend training, and it’s not just the run itself. No, it’s the preparation, core/strength work, the recovery and then also the “clerk work” (i.e. researching dietary and training elements, recording in your log, forwarding Level links like it was your job, etc.). But what’s going on inside your body isn’t easy to determine and that could be impacting your performance more than you know. InsideTracker offers a way to more confidently take control of your diet and health. The website is refreshingly intuitive, with Nutrition and Food Menu sections making it even easier for you. It goes beyond just cut and dry boring options because the selections are so extensive. If you want to take a look inside, this will help you out. Simply go to the site to view the plans and use code ERICLR11012 to get yourself 10% off of your first order.
Michael Santipadri DC LLC: Dr. Mike Santipadri has been an integral part of my success on the roads. I have been getting treatment from him since 2006, and I can honestly say his work has kept me running. If you’re in the Boston area, you should give him a shot! You should also follow him on Facebook, as he’s constantly updating it with useful information.
Flotrack: Live races, archived races, interviews, news…it’s all here.
Competitor.com: A great resource for running news and training tips.
Letsrun: Letsfaceit, you probably are well aware of this by now. Although the message boards tend to feature more crap than useful info, there still is a lot of good information throughout the site.
Runnerspace: similar to Flotrack