September 11, 2012

Training Tuesday: Virtual Support

One of the things that I love about blogging and the online running community is the endless support and encouragement.  There are plenty of folks to answer questions, celebrate your successes and offer encouragement after a crummy race or training run.  Since I don't have a consistent training buddy, I find the online community a great resource for me.  Even my Mom and I are essentially virtual training buddies since we live 4 hours apart. 

Given my love for the virtual running community, I figured I would share some of my fav online resources:
1. Sunday night runner chats on twitter at 8pm Eastern every other week.  Just follow the hash tag #runchat.  TONS of runners asking and answering questions - great resource!

2. Facebook - there are TONS of running and runDisney groups on facebook. Here are my favs - Disney Princess Half Marathon Group, Disney's Marathon Weekend Group, and the runDisney page.

3. Training Plan resources.  I talked about my favorite online resources in a past post - lots of Galloway and Higdons info on the web.

4. Disboards WISH (We're Inspired to Stay Healthy)- Another great online resource, if you prefer the message board format, for more motivation and tips. 

5. Websites - Jeff Galloway, Runner's World, and Shape are my favorites for nutrition, training tips and cross-training ideas.



  1. Great post! I agree that the virtual community is a huge boost when training and I love how it unites us as a community of runners (and runDisney runners). Happy training

  2. Thanks for this post! I didn't know about some of this stuff!

  3. Glad you enjoyed the post Jill and Sarah. If anyone has any other websites that are helpful with training we would love to check them out!