RunBlogger is a bit like the scientific standard in running blogs. But, Pete Larson, a biologist and long-time runner, didn’t even start out intending to write a running blog. He simply started a blog and found that his posts about the science of running attracted lots of readers. In 2009, he launched RunBlogger.
Now, with a site full of very detailed shoe reviews and posts on biomechanics, people are constantly asking for help picking shoes or asking other questions about running.
“Probably not a day goes by that I don’t get a few emails,” said Larson.
The blog has given him the opportunity to write a book about running and next year he plans to take off from his job as a college professor to give it his full attention. Since a complete review can take up to three hours, with all the research he puts into it, right now it’s like he’s doing two jobs.
“It’s nothing I would have expected,” said Larson.