Elite blog: Nate Jenkins

You may not have noticed the “Elite blogs” list I have in the right well of this page, which contains all of two entries. I’m still looking for blogs from elite runners that are worthy of inclusion in this list, but so far I’ve only found two.

Over the past six months or so I’ve become a huge fan of Nate Jenkins. He is a self-coached runner and — always near and dear to my heart — fundamentally a marathoner (although he races other distances). What I love most about his blog is its honesty. His posts are completely lacking in pretention; they are unadorned, from the heart, and full of fascinating observations from a man who is learning how to coach and run as he goes along.

Here’s a wonderful post that represents the best of his chronicling of life as a distance runner.

Amended: The new home for Jenkins’ blog is here. It’s still worth poking around at that first link above at Flotrack to read his other musings.

7 Responses

  1. Not sure what happened there. My comment disappeared!

  2. Weird. There’s a black hole!

  3. Maybe it’s the links?

    OK, looks like it’s working.

    Just said that I agree about Nate. He said in a comment on the Flotrack blog he was going to re-start the “daily training” blog (formerly on Trackshark) this week on Running Times.

    One blog I liked was from Olympian Joan Nesbit Mabe – she’s stopped (I hope temporarily), to write the next great American novel. The archives are worth browsing.

    Another good one (not quite national team elite) is from Steve Magness – some great ideas on running and training. I’ll let you know if I find any others.

  4. OK, now try Google :)

  5. Ewen, you’re treading on spammer territory! ;)

    Thanks for the elite blogger tips. I’ll look into those on my next surfing expedition.

    Following Jenkins’ blog is like playing Whack-a-Mole these days.

  6. Justin Fyffe is an up and coming runner who I believe would be a good edition to your “Elite blogs” section. justinfyffe.blogspot.com OR jfyffe.blogspot.com

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