Podcasts To Listen To While Running

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Here at FitSok, we know everyone has their preferences when it comes to listening to music while running. Some people prefer to listen to the sounds of nature, while others love to put on their favorite song before beginning their run. If you’re looking to switch up your running routine, consider listening to a podcast. Podcasts are a great alternative to music, especially when you want to multi-task by learning and running simultaneously. Take your mind off of your run by checking out the following running podcasts today!

Ultrarunner Podcast
Ultrarunner Podcast is a trail/ultra/mountain running podcast hosted by Eric Schranz and co-hosted by Sarah Lavender Smith. Created in 2011, this podcast features a variety of interviews with guests ranging from young up-and-comers and elite runners to veterans and other industry experts. New episodes typically come out once a week, and each episode is approximately 45 minutes to an hour long. Check them out the next time you head out for a run!

Trail Runner Nation
Co-hosts Don Freeman and Scott War of Trail Runner Nation provide listeners with the latest news regarding the sport, community, and culture of trail running. They discuss topics such as pacing strategy, training tips, mental focus, nutrition, and much more with a variety of special guests from wellness and trail running communities. They also provide gear reviews, social media connections, and brand partnerships within the community.

Running on Om
Julia Hanlon provides her listeners with a relaxing, spiritual experience when they listen to her podcast, Running on Om. As a yoga teacher, plant-based chef, and avid runner, Julia uses her podcast to explore the connection between the body and the mind. The podcast initially ran from 2013 to 2016, during which Hanlon recorded over 200 episodes with visionaries in the mind/body/spirit realm. After taking a break, she brought the podcast back in 2019, this time focusing specifically on women in endurance sports. Hanlon believes that “endurance sports are a metaphor for life. How we show up on the trail is how we show up in our lives.” If you’re seeking a thought-provoking podcast, consider tuning into this one on your next run.

Not Your Average Runner
Jill Angie is the host of Not Your Average Runner, a podcast dedicated to helping others understand they are capable of becoming a runner regardless of their size, shape, or age. This podcast is geared toward anyone who feels they don’t fit the stereotype of what a runner should look like. Jill offers inspirational messages and technical strategies for both beginners and experienced runners. If looking for an inclusive, motivational running podcast, this would be a great one to check out!

It’s About Being Seen
It’s About Being Seen is a special edition podcast series hosted by Nikki Hiltz. The series features conversations with members of the LGBTQ+ community and focuses on those who used Nikki’s Pride 5K event to come out in 2020. Nikki has made immense strides for both trans individuals in running and the LGBTQ+ community as a whole. Nikki continues to make a difference through her engaging, thoughtful podcast. Since it’s a limited series and the episodes total about three hours of listening, this podcast is perfect for binging on your next long run.

Diz Runs With
Denny Krahe is the host of Diz Runs With, a podcast built on the belief that the best conversations occur during a run. On the podcast, Krahe conducts interviews with a wide range of people, from the top athletes to local running buffs, giving them a platform to tell their personal running stories. His tagline is “Running, Life and Everything in Between,” and each conversation follows the mantra. You’ll hear about the guest’s latest races, but you may also hear about what they had for dinner last night, or how their favorite sports team is doing. A typical episode runs around 45 minutes, so they’re perfect for your daily runs.