We love when we find sources of motivation and communities that share our love for running. Anything that keeps our favorite workout fun, engaging, and interesting is a bonus in our books. Some of the ways we love supporting our minds engaged while running are by listening to running podcasts.
If you've been seeking a podcast to keep you going when you run, we're eager to share our favorites! Here are some of the podcasts we found most enjoyable.
10% Happier with Dan Harris
Dan Harris is an Emmy award-winning journalist. A former co-anchor on the American TV show Good Morning America, in 2004, he suffered a panic attack on air, and it was a personal wake-up call that led him toward meditation. Along his journey, he wrote a book and named his podcast after the book. 10% Happier explores what it takes to become happier, train your mind, guided meditations, practical teachings, and make mindfulness a habit to carry everywhere.
Run, Selfie, Repeat
A spin-off from Kelly Robert's popular blog shecanandshedid.com, Kelly's podcast is easy to listen to for shorter runs. Sharing her adventure to body positivity is a motivational boost for anyone. These pep talks can help you take that first or five thousandth step in your running journey, keep you laughing, or help you through the hard patches.
A series of enlightening, inspiring lectures by a global community of thinkers, scientists, experts, and more curated under the Technology, Entertainment, and Design banner—all free to listen to. From the scientific to the rousing, there's something for everyone in TED Health to enjoy.
The Rambling Runner
Aimed toward dedicated amateur runners and is one of the most popular running podcasts in the U.S. Matt Chittim's podcast is dedicated to everyone trying to balance passion for running with jobs, bills, families, friends, and everything else life hands us.
The Morning Shakeout
Mario Fraioli, an American runner, and coach, provides a newsletter and podcast with hundreds of exciting deep-dive interviews with runners, coaches, and authors. Mario shares his takes on things that interest, inform, entertain or motivate and talks about everyone's shared interest: running.
300 Pounds and Running
The 300 Pounds and Running podcast will light the fires to get you up and moving, no matter your body shape, size, or fitness levels. Whether you need the boost to get up and move or a nudge to keep going, Martinus Evans shares their best advice, inspiring stories, and tips on running and weight loss. Martinus is an RRCA-run coach, author, and award-winning speaker. Marinus is also a self-described "big guy" who runs, giving a unique perspective that understands the struggle to get going and keep going.
Ali on The Run Show
Ali Feller began her show intending to interview and speak to inspiring people about running and beyond. With hundreds of episodes, she's a pro in keeping it fresh and exciting, with various guests ranging from professional runners to inspiring everyday people. She interviews female runners with unique jobs in the "On the Job" series. Feller's genuine interest and enthusiasm are infectious, creating an exceptional and joy-filled podcast to be enjoyed by beginners and pros alike.
The Real Science of Sport
Ross Tucker, a sports scientist, and Mike Finch, a sports journalist, discuss various topics across multiple sports. This podcast tackles and breaks down myths and facts, practices, and controversies in the world of sports. The discussion also includes topics ranging from athletics to rugby, soccer, cycling, running, and more. The two delve deep into recent research and share lessons from the pros through exclusive interviews with some of the world's leading sporting experts. This podcast is ideal for the runner or enthusiast that loves the science of the human body and what it can do.
Running on Om
While Julia Hanlon's Running on Om podcast may be on indefinite hiatus, it is still a fantastic resource for runners exploring the connection between mind, body, and spirit. With more than 230 episodes available, the content features conversations with women committed to endurance sports and the outdoors and talks with authors, musicians, athletes, entrepreneurs, and yogis.
Rise and Run
For those who are part of the runDisney community and those that love runDisney events, the Rise and Run podcast discusses experiences as middle-of-the-pack runners at Walt Disney World and other running events. The podcast discusses and recognizes the running achievements of listeners, inviting other runDisney community members to share their knowledge and experiences and love having fun.
Not Your Average Runner
Teaching plus-size, mid-life women practical ways to start running in the body they have right now. Not Your Average Runner by certified running & life coach Jull Angie combines her real-life experiences with wisdom to help women find joy in learning to run in a way that honors their size, shape, speed, and age.
The Run Smarter Podcast
If you feel like there's more to know about running out there, want to learn more, and identify running misconceptions, then The Run Smarter podcast might be perfect for you. Brodie Sharp guides runners to become faster, healthier, and wiser by sharing powerful injury insights from his many years as a physiotherapist while interviewing the best running coaches and gurus from around the globe.
The Way of the Runner
With three award-winning books, Running with the Kenyans, The Way of the Runner, and The Rise of the Ultra Runners, author Adharanand Finn interviews a diverse mix of runners to discover what gets us out there keeps us running and why we love it so much. Interviews include Olympic athletes, celebrities, everyday runners, hikers, and more.
Not only do you need the right gear for your run, but you also need to have the right mindset and motivation along the trail, road, or treadmill as you go. We hope you've enjoyed our list of runner's podcasts and can find one that is ideal for you. Regarding running, sports, or activities of all kinds, Crazy Compression loves everything about what we do! From head to toe, we love to inspire and keep your heart and mind healthy and on task.
Before you head out the door, keep your mind engaged with these fantastic podcasts, and don't forget your compression socks!
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