Running for Real with Tina Muir
Tina Muir is a world class runner who ran for Great Britain in the half marathon world championships. She came to the states a decade ago as a collegiate runner. As a podcaster, she has made it her mission to discuss all the good and the bad, highs and lows that can be associated with running. She’s not afraid to tackle difficult subjects. In fact, last year, after years of amenorrhea she completely stopped running to focus on her health. She has recently welcomed a new baby to her family. She has a wide range of guests on her show focused on health, running, and inspiration.
The Rich Roll Podcast
Rich Roll became a vegan endurance athlete after a career as a lawyer left him overweight, burned out and looking for a change. A collegiate swimmer turned triathlete, he’s inspired a host of people to embrace the vegan endurance athlete lifestyle and really challenges people to look at their life and make changes. He might be a bit too crunchy/granola-y for some but the inspiration can still be there.
If you want to consider some crazy endurance sport, check out the New York Times write up of his participation (with a teammate) of last year’s Otillo SwimRun in Sweden. Never heard of it? Neither had we! It’s an all day alternating swim and run across uncharted islands in Sweden. Only 47 miles combined (about 6 miles of swimming total) and you must run in your wetsuit and swim in your running shoes.
Can’t get enough of Ironman when you aren’t training for one or planning your next? This is the podcast for you. We admit that we love the New Zealand accents on the podcasts hosts. When we first listen to an episode it can take a bit for our ear to switch over to understanding the accent! The IM Talk hosts are longtime triathletes. On this weekly podcast, they introduce Ironman news and results and bring on a variety of guests which are sure to inspire. Long time triathletes and coaches themselves, we like their coaching tidbits as well. Their love of the sport is evident.
Would you like to talk about distance running over a pint in a pub in England? This is your podcast! Marathon Talk is the UK’s number one running podcastand has the feel of a village in England including listings of local (UK races) and rankings. This is a big community of runners and there are shout outs for the local community. This is a long running podcast and the hosts have been involved in distance running one way or the other for a long time as well. We love their banter, training tips and insightful discussion with their guests.
Trail Runner Nation
It’s not all about pavement and we find this podcast to be extremely interesting and helpful and not just for running. A recent podcast on unitasking reminded us that focus in workouts, training, work, and life can provide a host of benefits that multitasking (or frantically trying to attend to too many things at once) cannot. Warning: listening to this podcast may have you dreaming of trails even now when it’s gross out!
The Forward Podcast with Lance Armstrong
Yes, he’s notorious and you either love him or hate him (sometimes both). While not necessarily a running/fitness/triathlon focused podcast, Lance uses his years of contacts all over the world to bring out interesting discussions from a wide variety of guests. That Texas attitude is honest and forthright and we guarantee you’ll find something of value. Last year he also ran a daily podcast called Stages on the Tour de France. We hope this podcast comes back in 2018!
The Gait Guys
We admit it. We are nerdy about glute function and learning as much as we can about how the body works. This podcast is pretty technical discussion about biomechanics and human movement. The two hosts are always looking to expand their knowledge and want to share that knowledge with you.
There are a many different ways to listen to podcasts. If you are new to podcasting, just try clicking on the links above. Most websites allow you just listen from the website. Once you get hooked and want to follow webcasts, there are apps and feeds you can use to make sure you don’t miss a single episode. Check out a guide here: https://www.wired.com/story/podcasts-beginners-guide/
Most podcasts apps will allow you to listen to podcast at a faster speed. Try 1.25 or 1.5 speed so you can get more in!
These particular podcasts are all aimed at fitness, running, triathlon etc. You may hear some training advice or workout advice that you want to jump in and try immediately! Whoa! We love podcasts because they really provide a lot of information and advice usually from experts in the field. We encourage you to stop and contact us about what you are interested in and inspired by because chances are we are also inspired and would love to help you figure out how to safely fit something into your current training plan.
If you really love a particular podcast, save that one for workouts where you know you will struggle to get it in. having a particular podcast you really look forward to listening to can sometimes be the carrot you need!
Obviously there are many other podcasts out there which are not at all fitness focused. What are your favorites? We'd love to hear!