I hope you are doing well today.
I am pretty tired and sore from the Hot Chocolate 15K in San Francisco yesterday, but I had a great time!
I can’t wait to share my race review with you.
Stay tuned for that.
Today, I am unveiling part two of my “Best Of” series and am focusing specifically on the best running podcasts.
Ever since I listened to Serial on my way to San Diego last January, I have fallen in love with podcasts.
It is now my preferred way to travel!
Although I mainly listen to running podcasts now, I can thank Serial for exposing me to this fantastic world of information.
I have listened to ba-zillions (yes, that IS a number) of podcasts since then.
Here are my favorite running podcasts!
Marathon Training Academy
By far one of my favorite running podcasts. Trevor and Angie are real people… they have real struggles (injuries, kids, lack of motivation, etc., etc.) and have real answers. Angie is the dedicated coach with all the answers and Trevor is the one with the lame jokes. But somehow they make it work!
Run to the Top with Tina Muir
I heard about Run to the Top, coincidentally, on a Marathon Training Academy podcast. After listening to 4 or 5 episodes on my way to San Francisco this past weekend, I can rightfully say that it has taken the #2 spot on my list of favorites. Tina Muir is an elite athlete who hosts the podcast. I found myself constantly saying “Great question!” when listening to her podcasts, because she really does ask the right questions! She is very humble (even though she is an elite runner), super sweet, and is very pleasant to listen to (her accent helps a bit too!).
No Meat Athlete Radio
I admit this is one I don’t listen to as frequently, but tend to pull out topics of interest when I see them pop up. He’s a little more relaxed and unplanned than some of the others, which some people definitely prefer while they are running. Obviously he talks about plant-based athletes and how to be an endurance athlete in that lifestyle.
Runner Academy with Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson interviews some of the biggest names in running… from elite athletes, coaches, researchers, and everyday runners to bring you the latest training tips, science, stories, and more. This is a great podcast for newbie runners as well as alums.
The Marathon Show
If you’re not ready to commit several months of your life to training for the big distance, you can live vicariously through this podcast. Joe is known for interviewing guests during marathons to give a true on-the-ground look inside a race. He talks to everyone from race directors to medical professionals and suppliers about what it takes to put on, and get through 26.2 miles.
Did I miss any of your favorite running podcasts?
If so, comment below and share!