A while ago I stopped listening to music while running. This was for a few reasons, including safety and wanting to enjoy the experience of running, while also focusing on my workout. However, a few years ago I decided to try listening to podcasts during some of my longer runs. Today I’m sharing the best running podcasts to listen to on a long run!
When I listen to podcasts I keep the volume low, I use AfterShokz headphones so I can still hear my surroundings, and I only listen to them when I am not trying to follow a workout. I would say I maybe listen to podcasts while I run about 3 times month.
The Best Running Podcasts to Listen to on a Long Run
The following are podcasts that I listen to regularly. Each week before my long run I set up a playlist in my Apple Podcasts app and I always check these podcasts to see if there are new episodes I want to listen to.
Ali on the Run
I started reading Ali’s blog back in 2011, when I was getting ready to run my first marathon. Now she has a fun podcast and interviews all different people. While there is plenty of running talk, the conversations are not just about running. She has some really interesting guests on her show and it’s always entertaining to listen to these episodes!
Running for Real
Running for Real is hosted by Tina Muir, another runner who I started following through blogging! This podcasts also has fun, interesting guests, and Tina asks great questions that you don’t always hear asked on other podcasts.
Some Work All Play
This is a newer podcast with shorter episodes that are about 30 minutes long. It’s hosted by David and Megan Roche, authors of “The Happy Runner” book. They talk about all different topics, including running, and are running coaches who also have degrees in law and neuroscience.
I’ll Have Another
This podcast is hosted by Lindsey Hein and she interviews all different runners. It feels like you’re just listening to a conversation between two runners, and these episodes are easy to listen to on a run. Lindsey also recently started another podcast called “Why is Everyone Yelling” that is about various parenting topics! (She is a mom of 4 boys.)
I first started listening to the Rambling Runner when Ali (see above) started doing a series with Matt called “Ramblings on the Run”. Then I joined in the Rambling Runner race series this spring when all the races were getting cancelled. During that time he did some podcasts leading up to the races. This is another easy to listen to podcast with a focus on amateur runners who are doing great things.
Work Play Love
This podcast is hosted by Lauren Fleshman and Jesse Thomas, and they chat with each other while answering questions that listeners send in. I can’t even tell you how many times I started laughing out loud when listening to this podcast on my runs. Unfortunately because of the craziness of 2020 they have not been recording episodes as often any more. But you can always go back and listen to older episodes!
Nail your Nutrition
This podcast is hosted by two sports dietitians, Sarah Schlichter and Marita Radloff. They talk about all things related to sports nutrition but they are also moms of young kids, so that comes up alot too. I have “known” Sarah through blogging for a few years now and it’s nice to be able to get some tips about improving sports nutrition- an area that I tend to ignore these days!
The Strength Running Podcast
On this podcast Jason Fitzgerald interviews guests and talks about everything related to running, from running faster, to preventing injuries, to getting stronger. There are lots of good tips in here with some great experts from different areas of running.
New- Suite Run
This is a brand new podcast with Natalie Mitchell (@Natrunsfar) and her husband Jerold! They interview all different runners about the places where they run. I think as I am posting this they have 3 episodes out, and I haven’t even had a chance to listen to a full one yet. But I can tell it’s going to be a good one!
Hopefully this list will give you seem new ideas of podcasts to listen to on your long run! If you don’t listen to running podcasts, I definitely recommend giving some of these a try!
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- Do you listen to running podcasts?
- What other running podcasts do you recommend?
- Do you prefer listening to music/podcasts/audiobooks while you run or not listening to anything?
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