Perhaps you have always wondered what Meb ate before a morning workout, or how Lauren Fleshman’s business venture is going. Ponder no longer. These professional runners, along with several others have made a serious effort to update their fans by the minute.
By ‘following’ some of these athletes, you may gain a behind the scenes look at what types of workouts they are completing, how they recover, and what they like to do when they are not running. Perhaps this is of no interest to you as you would rather be running. For the rest of us, below is a list of 10 Professional Runners to Follow along with a brief Twitter Tutorial for those of you unfamiliar with Twitter. If you would like to add to our list, you can do so on our Message Board.
Josh Cox (7,706) @JoshCox
Ryan Hall (1,474) @RyanHall3
Lauren Fleshman (1,881) @laurenfleshman
Amy Yoder Bagley (1,845) @yoderbagley
Meb (1,592) @runmeb
Chris Solinsky (1,334) @ChrisSolinsky
Bernard Lagat (1,321) @Lagat1500
Simon Bairu (1,258) @SimonBairu
Paula Radcliffe (1,148) @paulajradcliffe
Shannon Rowbury (1,015) @ShannonRowbury
Step #1: Create an Account
Step #2: Post relavent information such as links to running news, articles, or your latest blog post.
Step #3: Start following 1 or 2 new people each day (Tweet First, Follow Later)
Tip #1: ‘@runmeb’ is a comment aimed at Meb but visible to the public
Tip #2: Retweeting or ‘RT’ is simply sharing someone else’s tweet with your followers (don’t overdo this)
Tip #3: ‘#’ is a hashtag that will help you track a specific conversation. For example, #NCAAXC
Last but not least, follow Runners Feed @runnersfeedsite.
About the Author: Brandon Laan is a runner, coach, and entrepreneur. He spent his undergraduate days at The University of Western Ontario where he captained the Cross Country Team before fleeing to Hawaii Pacific University for graduate school. He is a Level II Certified USATF coach and holds personal bests of 1:06 and 2:21 in the Half Marathon and Marathon respectively. He also enjoys running to eat, not eating to run…and always will.