Whether you’ve just been bitten by the running bug or doing it for a while now, you know running could be boring sometimes.
Let’s get real. It gets harder to keep going after some time.
What you need is either a good distraction to keep your mind off the miles, or something motivational to give you that extra push.
Nothing like a great podcast to keep you occupied on your next run.
Here are my favs.
Ditch your average cop chase scenes for something way more thrilling! Welcome to the rollercoaster ride of a podcast “Headlong Running from COPS.” This isn't your average doughnut shop chatter. Our action-hero host, Dan Taberski, takes us on a behind-the-scenes joyride of America's most blazing TV show, “COPS.” He’s hunting for truth faster than a police car in hot pursuit, covering everything from cultural impact to suspect fashion choices. Like law and order with a side of laughs? This one's for you! Brace yourself for exhilarating revelations faster than a radar gun. “Headlong Running from COPS” - transforming car chases into compelling content, one episode at a time. Buckle up – the sarcasm gets as thick as the tension in a stakeout! The thrill of the chase has never been this fun!
The Run to the Top Podcast: The Ultimate Guide to Running is the equivalent thrill-ride for your ears, hosted by two over-qualified running enthusiasts, Laura Norris and Coach Claire Bartholic. When these two aren't looping marathons for 'fun', they are pushing eager listeners to become superior versions of their running selves. Their sage advice doesn't just take you places, it chases after Guinness world records. The Afro-descending pace rabbit and a self-confessed carb-load devotee dish words of wisdom like free cups of water at a marathon finish-line, covering sprint strategies, shin-splint solutions, and arch enhancing A-Z. One of the piezoresistive episodes, 'Running on Clouds', features heel-strike guru, Bob Babbit, revealing the cloud-like comforts of great footwear. You'll either end up a better runner or swiftly transmogrified into a running joke!
Running for your life? Well, you might as well do it with strength. The Strength Running Podcast is the brainchild of Jason Fitzgerald - he hung up his track shoes and grabbed a mic, all to foolproof your fitness. Jason, a certified running coach, leaps into a world beyond running: injury prevention, diet, mental training and more. It's all sunrises and wind in your hair, until you catch an injury! Attracting novices to marathon veterans, this podcast is less about your finish time and more about keeping you on the track. An exciting sprint with Dr. Aaron Horschig ditches the stigma of weights for runners - surprise, you don’t have to choose between the gym and the track!
Catch a ride with "The Running for Real Podcast" for the ultimate running companion. Think of host Tina Muir as your friendly neighborhood running buddy, who's ditched her elite runner shoes to jog through the podcasting world. Not just for the spandex crowd, this podcast is perfect for anyone attempting to outrun their problems or just wanting to keep fit. With an impressive lineup of guests, you'll pick up more running tips than you can shake a shoelace at. From "Why Speed Work Doesn't Suck", featuring coach Tom Schwartz, to episodes about the joy of pain-free running, this podcast goes the extra mile. So what are you waiting for? Lace-up, tune in and let "The Running for Real Podcast" sprint its way into your heart. Word of caution: side effects may include motivation spikes and a sudden urge to sign up for a marathon!
Running to Win on Oneplace is led by clergyman-turned-podcaster, Dr. Erwin Lutzer, who traded his church pulpit for a place in the podcasting realm. Primary aim? Inspire the world with scriptural lessons, one episode at a time! His co-host? None other than the good Lord above! Their divine duo brings a fresh perspective to faith and spirituality, targeting all lost souls longing for an existential GPS. Whether you're a curious seeker, devout disciple or a Sunday School dropout, Running to Win definitely has a front pew waiting for you. Enjoy weekly verses, insightful interpretations and enough divine wisdom to beat Solomon at his own game. A noteworthy episode? 'Finding Jesus in Genesis!' Trust us, it's deeper than a theological version of 'Where's Waldo?' Tune in and let the celestial enlightenment commence!
Welcome to 'Not Your Average Runner', a podcast hosted by rebellious fitness coach Jill Angie, who won't settle for your average run! Angie transforms any couch potato into a passionate pavement-pounder, proving that runners come in all shapes and sizes. This podcast is perfect for everyone who's been told 'you can't run'. But guess what? You totally can! Discover tips, stories, and training techniques every week that'll have you outrunning that snarky inner critic. One must-listen episode is 'Learning to Love Your Body', where Jill shares her own love-hate relationship with her physique. She takes nifty nutrition tips, mental hustle tricks, and wraps them in a bear hug of body positivity. So lace those sneakers, and catch 'Not Your Average Runner' for an extraordinary leap into the world of running! Let's leave 'average' in the dust, shall we?
Strap on your running shoes because the CITIUS MAG Podcast with Chris Chavez sprints off the starting line with dynamite stories from the fast-paced world of athletics. Hosted by Chris Chavez, the running world's somewhat-funnier Bob Costas, he sidelines his journalism career to hobnob with athletes, your regular joes and janes, and share adrenaline-laced tales of triumps and trials in running. The podcast runs full speed ahead into the hearts of sports aficionados, running enthusiasts, and those in need of a serious dose of inspiration. With episodes like "Running in the Time of Corona", it's a mash-up of Forrest Gump's tenacity, Rocky Balboa's grit and Seinfeld's humor. Set your pace and join Chavez on this wild run. Prepare for sweat, laughs and possibly chaffing – you'll find more than just 'run-of-the-mill' chats here!
Onwards bound, feet hitting the ground, meet "Running On Om"! Hosted by your new endurance-guru buddy, Julia Hanlon, who swapped a whistle for a mic to broaden her reach from being a yoga instructor. This podcast is where fitness meets mindfulness, so get your running shoes and meditation mats ready! Running On Om is all set to enthrall the yogis, runners, spiritual seekers, or anyone fascinated by the intersection of physical and mental endurance. Expect soul-stirring talks with high-octane movers and shakers across different realms of endurance, from athletes to spiritual leaders. Dive into the fan-favorite episode "Finding Inner Compass with Waylon Lewis", which teaches a thing or two about orienteering, but in life. So, tune in, jog on, and achieve that spiritual six-pack you've been dreaming of!
Step right into the stride of The Running Explained Podcast, where fitness and fast laces unite! Powered by running coach Elizabeth Inpyn, this isn't just about breaking a sweat. It's a podcast that marathons through nutrition advice, training tips, and charismatic interviews with experts in the sport. Expect answers to questions you didn't even know you had about endurance, replacing your running shoes, and yes, even chafing. It's designed for the joggers, sprinters, and perhaps the aspiring couch-to-5K champions. The Running Explained Podcast is a dash of science, a sprint of motivation, and a long-run of hilarity. It ensures you'll trip over fewer fitness misconceptions, even as you navigate the perilous terrain of 'why do my running shorts keep riding up?'. Start your podcast race with them - they're pace-setters of fun functionality!
Running Rogue, hosted by marathon maestro and jogging junkie, tells tales of perspiration and perseverance for pavement-pounders everywhere. With a lethal combination of grit, wit, and quite a bit of spit, this podcast delivers coaching tips, training theories, and inspiring interviews from the world of distance running. It's crafted for all those adrenaline-filled, endorphin-chasing, slightly masochistic individuals who think chafed nipples and lost toenails are badges of honor. Whether you're a novice nester with a newly-knotted pair of running shoes or an ultra-marathon maven who's seen more sunrises than a rooster, Running Rogue will have you lacing up and longing for just 'one more mile'. So, sprint, don't saunter, to your favorite podcast provider and hit that download button. Let the Running Rogue reverberate in your earbuds as your feet pound out your next personal best!
Running with a whole load of moxie, Mojo For Running Podcast is quite the sassy audio treat! Debbie Voiles, a certified running and triathlon coach, sprints away from the norm and takes to the podcast platform to help joggers all over the planet improve their running prowess. Ideal for those who can’t resist the call of the open road, the podcast dishes out tips, advice, and entertaining insights into the world of running. From dealing with shin splints to winning the mental marathon, Debbie's got you covered. One delightful episode, 'The Art of Overcoming Injuries', features a robust chat with sports expert, Dr. James Stoxen. You'll learn that not all injuries should bench your running dreams. So lace up your trainers, ‘cause this podcast is going places!
Get ready to hit the ground running with the 'RunRunLive 5.0 Running Podcast!' This podcast is the brainchild of Chris Russell, a seasoned marathoner who swapped the marathon circuits for podcast waves to cater to passionate endurance runners. Definitely not for couch potatoes, but for those who embrace the runner's high! This podcast runs a gamut of all things endurance, from training tips to inspirational stories. Travelling more miles than your running shoes, this podcast will push your limits - both in running and podcast listening! The show races past its competitors with exceptional episodes like 'Overcoming Graves Disease through running'. As the saying goes, 'life is a marathon, not a sprint', and Chris Russell ensures you conquer every mile. Get ready to sweat, learn and laugh, one stride at a time with RunRunLive!
'Got a passion for fitness, a skip in your step, and don't mind breaking a sweat? Then sprint into the "Running Lean" podcast! Your willing race buddy, host Patrick McGilvray, left his old career to guide runner enthusiasts through the treadmill of life. Both a health coach and an ultrarunner, Patrick delivers an energizing mix of knowledge to help you beat personal records while maintaining a lean, mean running machine. There's no need to run from that chocolate craving anymore, tune in to episodes like "Why Your Body Desires Chocolate"! Open to every type of runner, novice to experienced, "Running Lean" is your path to understanding running nutrition better. It’s like the runner's high of podcasts, minus the actual running. Trust us, it's a podrace you'll want to finish!
Get your running shoes on because the RunBuzz Running Podcast is sprinting your way! Your host, Steve Carmichael, decided to swap his running tracks for airwaves, and guess what? He's leaving no runner behind! Why, you ask? Because running is not a solo sport, and Steve's ready to share the road with everyone, from spring chickens to silver foxes on the running track. In every episode, he dishes out run-tastic advice on training, nutrition, and mindset - all while keeping it as light as your post-run endorphins. One of the standout episodes is 'How to Stay Motivated Throughout The Year.' Tune in and you'll soon be running with the determination of a high school athlete on prom night!
'Beginner: The Guardian Guide to Running' is a pun-tastic and galloping good podcast for all the would-be Usain Bolts out there. Your trusty host, Zoe Williams, a journalist-turned-reluctant-runner, has laced up her trainers so you don't have to trip over yours. This laugh-a-mile (pun intended) series is primarily aimed at first-time runners. However, running enthusiasts and fitness fans can gain a spring in their step too. From clever tricks to stop walking, to winning mind-games, it’s all fun-runs and games until someone achieves good health. Sneak peek - episode 'Twenty Minute Runs' is a real stitch; Zoe shows that anyone can hold on for twenty minutes, even while being chased by imaginary wolves. Listen and you might just find yourself sprinting towards fitness!
"Run to the Top Extra Kick" is your treadmill buddy, a podcast that jogs with you while you chase that PR. Hosted by dedicated coach Claire Bartholic, who traded in her sprint spikes for a coach's whistle. Claire's passion? Helping you push past every finish line. On target for runners of every caliber, this podcast sets a brisk pace, chatting about shaving seconds off your mile, coping with shin splints, and the nutrition your body craves. It even covers the mental marathon of running. One standout episode is "Finding Your Why", featuring guest Sarah Knight. It's a refreshing take on why it's okay if you run 'just because' and not for the Olympics. Lace up and enjoy the journey!”
Dive into the belly-busting, weight-crushing adventure of "The 300 Pounds and Running Podcast Network". Led by Martinus Evans, a gentleman who traded in his couch-potato badge for a pair of running shoes, this podcast is a riotous romp through the world of weight loss, fitness, and overall perseverance. Tailored for the 'reluctant fitness enthusiasts' among us, this podcast offers equal servings of motivation and humour. More of a pep talk than a marathon drill sergeant, Martinus and his guests tackle more than treadmills, digging into the juicy stuff like body positivity and personal triumphs. Of note, the episode, Embracing the Unglamorous Side of Running, should not be missed! So, tie up those sneakers and plug in, because weight loss just became your favourite sitcom.
Step right up, joggers, sprinters, or slow-mo strollers! Welcome to 'The Running Podcast', a show that’s quicker off the mark than Usain Bolt at a buffet. You don’t need a 5-minute mile to enjoy this guy. Hosted by an enigmatic runner who swapped quick coffee breaks for quick laps, it's all about the joy of running, with tips, tricks, interviews, and anecdotes from pavement pounders everywhere. So, stop chasing your tail on the treadmill, and tune in to catch fitness advice, mental grit lessons, and inspiring stories on the go. Our favorite speed session? 'The Art of the Slow Run'. It’ll teach you that sometimes in life, like on the track, you gotta take it slow to go fast. So go on, give your gym playlist a breather, and tune into 'The Running Podcast.'
Strapping on their running shoes and racing to the microphone, hosts Nik and Dan of "4 Feet Running" will set your pace for fitness and fun with a side of splendid sarcasm. Swapping the lab coat for running shorts, former scientist Nik and her humorist husband, Dan, unfold an exhilarating mix of running techniques, their race experiences and nutritional tips. It's the perfect podcast pitstop for fitness enthusiasts or even 'couch potatoes' planning a sprightly sprint into a healthier lifestyle. It’s true, misery loves company. But company on a run? That’s the power of ‘4 Feet Running’. From an exhilarating 5k to an awe-inspiring marathon, their hilarious stories are a running commentary you certainly wouldn’t want to miss. Step into a mix of exercise, comedy and... slightly labored breathing!
Dweezil Zappa invites you to a hilarious jam session with "Runnin With the Dweezil" podcast! This chucklesome show delivers a guitar-fueled joyride for music aficionados and comedy lovers alike. Imagine your quirky guitar-obsessed friend decided to host a podcast; that's Dweezil for you! The talented son of Frank Zappa blends his passion for music and offbeat humor to introduce you to amazing guitar riffs and unforgettable anecdotes. The show is a smorgasbord of riveting chats with famous musicians, lighthearted banter, and insightful guitar masterclasses. Ever wondered what it's like to dissect Pink Floyd’s 'Echoes' with Dweezil? Well, why ponder when you can experience it firsthand? Tune into "Running With the Dweezil" for a delightful escape into the world of guitar-obsessed antics. You'll laugh, learn, and maybe even spark a newfound love for guitar!
Running Stupid is the wildly entertaining brainchild of Ken Michal, an ultrarunner with a knack for self-deprecation. Filled with stories of staggering stumbles and triumphant finishes, Running Stupid is the crazy uncle of running podcasts that captures the spirit of endurance culture. Ken Tiemann is there to stick a microphone in areas professional journalists fear to tread, getting down in the grittier details of ultra and trail running. It's aimed at anyone infatuated with the thrill of the finish line, or anyone who enjoys laughing at the ridiculous side of physical improbability. Tune in for episodes featuring guests like Lisa Smith-Batchen, a dabbler in the art of running ludicrous distances. Listen to amplify your running insanity, because there's nothing stupid about running...except everything!
Welcome to "Running It with Nate Sexton", the podcast where getting “bogeyed” has nothing to do with Inspector Clouseau and “birdies” are goals, not feathered pets. Disc Golf champion Nate Sexton pivots from tossing discs to dishing tips, taking you on a refreshing breeze through the lush fairways of life...and disc golf! Perfect for anyone who combines a deep drive for self-improvement with a love of chucking frisbees. Expect dynamic chats with sport legends, exhilarating strategy breakdowns, and (so foxy) Disc Golf News. In the unforgettable episode "Finding Balance", Sexton explores how not to lose your marbles while juggling competitive sports, family and "putting" bread on the table. Tune in for this and more, because life, much like Disc Golf, is all about "running it"!
Running Through Walls is the brainchild of hosts who shifted gears from ordinary tedium to think-tank thesaurus wizards. Combining the pleasantry of chatter with groundbreaking ideas, they bravely tumble through the thickets of entrepreneurship. Like health fanatics at a quinoa convention, they’re oddly passionate about interviewing trailblazers, making this podcast perfect for aspiring tycoons and business whizzes. Expect to find yourself in a rollercoaster of inspiration; simply put, they’re like the espresso shots of the podcast world, bringing you swift shots of business wisdom that can carry you through your 9-to-5. Featured episodes like ‘The Start-Up Sprint Marathon’ have guests who unveil the truth: running through walls does require a helmet, but thankfully, only in a metaphorical sense! It’s a hoot, and you'll learn a thing or two.
Ready to be bedazzled by the world of graphic design? "Resourceful Designer: Strategies for Running a Graphic Design Business" is your ideal podcast! Hosted by a bona fide wizard of the design realms, this podcast has one mission - Illuminating the path to running your own design business. This ain't just for the seasoned Picassos—it's a feast for the whole graphic design fraternity, from apprentices to virtuosos. You’ll be served bite-sized nuggets of everything—a sprinkle of entrepreneurship, a dash of commercial strategies, and a big dollop of aesthetic wisdom. Particularly intriguing was the episode where our host demystifies the arcane art of attracting ideal clients. Tune in and unlock the secrets of transforming your spiraling ideas into a lush garden of successful design enterprises. Be warned: This might just make you the graphic design superhero you've always aspired to be—they've got the cape, you just need to fly!
Tie your running shoes tight, folks! The Embrace Running Podcast, your new jogging banter-friend. Hosted by creativity-charged duo, Mark and Elena, who simply love to hit the pavement—rain or shine! They've ditched their day jobs to share their runner's high with all of you fitness enthusiasts. Their hearty chatter ranges from race previews, gear reviews, to motivational tips, keeping your pace and spirits high. Got marathon jitters or just want to escape the gym routine? Then, this podcast is your coach, cheerleader, and hydration station! Notable episode? 'Navigating the Marathon Maelstrom'—the guest, Linda Williams, unravels the mystery of surviving the 26.2 miles. So tune in, because endurance is never out of style with the Embrace Running Podcast!
"Fasten your joggers, you're in for a sprint with 'Up and Running With Lauren and Abby'. This podcast is the brainchild of two passionate runners, Lauren and Abby, who swapped sprint tracks for soundwaves. Primed for fitness-fanatics, couch potatoes looking for inspiration, and everyone in-between, their show is a running commentary (pun intended!) on all things endurance sports. From teasing out the science behind that sweet 'Runner's High', to interviewing athletes who make marathons look like a stroll in the park, they've got you covered. So, lace up your trainers and plug in those earbuds – this show guarantees a personal best in running know-how. Favourite episode? 'The Tortoise and The Hare Revisited', where they settle once and for all which running speed wins the race. Catch you on the flip side!"
Strap on those runners and hit the dirt with 'Trail Running Women', the podcast perfect for all you wild women lacing up for adventure! Hosted by the sprightly Hilary Spires, a former professional ice-hockey player turned trail-running queen, she highfives inspiring women dominating the rambling wilderness. From elite athletes to everyday mamas outrunning the kids, this podcast gives you a peek into their muddy shoes! So whether you're a seasoned trail blazer or you've just ditched the treadmill, 'Trail Running Women' promises a rollicking good time. Dive into episodes like 'From Track to Trails' with guest Allie McLaughlin. Spoiler alert: It's okay to trip and embrace that 'grittiness'. Grab your windbreaker, ladies! It's about to get wild!
'The Natural Running Network' podcast is hosted by Richard Diaz, a man so obsessed with running he got 'Swift' tattooed on both feet. Okay, not really, but his passion for the sport is quite infectious. Busting myths about 'heel striking' and creating a shrine to the perfect running shoe, he's your go-to guy for tips on turning you into a sprinting superstar. Richard loves company on his verbal marathon, often inviting guest athletes or trainers to catch their breath and share their wisdom. This podcast is ideal for beginners still getting a stitch after two minutes, to ultra-marathon runners eager to find that extra gear. Listen in, lace up and hit the road running with 'The Natural Running Network'!
Ready for a marathon of wisdom? Lace up with The Conscious Runner Podcast, your motivational running buddy that doesn't tire! This podcast is hosted by Lisa Hamilton, an agile veteran marathon runner turned life coach who races to enlighten those athletic souls eager to bridge the gap between their love of running and their pursuit of the best version of themselves. This podcast jogs through topics like insightful training tactics, running while parenting, and even depression. Its target? Those picky runners who are not just content with a strong physique, but also crave a calm, clear, and conscious mind. One amazing episode '"Running Through the Pandemic" really steals the show with its perspiring pearls of wisdom. So, folks, let's get those mental muscles flexed, because The Conscious Runner Podcast is sprinting your way!