Find training tips and wacky wisdom on the blogosphere's virtual trails
Trail runners make great bloggers. Seeking adventure while spending hours in the quiet company of nature, they spin ...
Illustration by Jeremy Duncan
Trail runners make great bloggers. Seeking adventure while spending hours in the quiet company of nature, they spin yarns like Twain and wax philosophical like Thoreau. They sweat the details of their sport and yearn to swap information about it. And they tend have a geek streak.
It's no wonder so many trail runners have established a presence online to chronicle their experiences and connect with kindred spirits. The search tool Technorati recently counted over 245 blogs tagged for "trail running" and some 5000 postings on the topic. They're brimming with trail tips, race reports, personal progress, gear gripes and, of course, the meaning of life. But like the idiosyncratic runners themselves, they're all over the map. Many personal blogs are virtual bogs—unless you really like to read about every mile logged and the runner's gastrointestinal well being along the way.