Great Podcasts to Entertain, Inspire and Train You on the Run
BY CLINT CHEREPA
Why run alone when you can run with friends? If you are looking for extra motivation during your runs, strap on your earbuds and hit play.
Podcasts are a great way to learn about running, get motivated, keep up with the latest running news and fight boredom. They are free, easy to download and the choices are endless. Here are eight great podcasts to get you started.
Triathlete Tawnee Prazak hosts this show that focuses on endurance running, cycling, swimming and adventure racing. She has experience as a triathlon/endurance sports coach, strength and conditioning coach/personal trainer and exercise physiologist. This knowledge base shines through as she holds weekly shows with coach Ben Greenfield on sports nutrition, ultrarunner Tim Wagoneer on ultrarunning and coaching and a variety of other endurance focused topics.
Tune in if you want to hone your skills as a triathlete, ultrarunner or get your nutritional needs on track.
Marathon Training Academy
This podcast’s mission statement is: “to inspire and empower everyday people to live healthier lives, achieve fitness goals and reach new milestones by tapping into their marathon potential.”
Hosts Angie and Trevor Spencer accomplish this as they share stories and marathon running tips. The podcast has been downloaded more than 1.7 million times and was featured as top marathon podcast by iTunes. How could that many listeners be wrong?
Download this one to get on track to running your first marathon.
Trail Runner Nation
Whether you are a beginner or pro, this podcast will get you pumped to run the trails. Scott Warr, Don Freeman and Faith Goss keep things light and entertaining, while interviewing some of the top trail runners and authorities about running form, hydration, barefoot running and altitude training. Listen in to learn more about what is going on in the trail running scene and be motivated to trade in the pavement for trail.
You never know who will show up on this ultra-centric podcast. Past shows have featured famed ultraunners Ray Zahab, Dean Karnazes and Scott Jurek. Along with the legends of the sport, hosts Scotty Sandow and Eric Schranz interview a variety of experts in nutrition, training and injury management. There is never a dull moment as they dive into interviews with ultrarunners of all personality types and calibres. Don’t miss an episode if you are considering running your first ultra. This podcast will get you through the training runs leading up to it.
Read the full article here: impactmagazine.ca