My Favorite Weekly Running Podcasts

There are a number of good running podcast out there – here are the top ones I make sure to download every week.

RunRunLive – This is by far the best of breed, Chris Russell is the host of the show and has great guests every week. It is a weekly podcast that lasts about 40 minutes. Chris has a wealth of running knowledge and experience and provides excellent advice to runners of all shapes and sizes. The show is aimed at all runners, from beginners to advanced.

Running with the Pack – A weekly running podcast – with two co-hosts, Allan and Stevie – where they discuss their training, running gear, races, inspirational stories, family and other fitness pursuits. The podcast ranges from 30 minutes to an hour. The show is more aimed at beginners to mid-packers.

This Running Life – This is a weekly running podcast that ranges from an hour or more. The host of the show is a professor from Alabama named Gordon who has a pretty dramatic story to tell regarding how he turned a life of obesity into a lean fitness vegan machine. The guy is also pretty hilarious, especially when he’s driving or discusses his personal family life. This podcast took some time to grow on me, but after a few weeks, maybe because the guy comes across as so authentic, this podcast has risen toward the top of my list. The show is aimed at beginners to mid-packers – but, as Gordon continues to see significant improvements in his running over the next couple of years – I think some more advanced runners may begin taking notice.

Dirt Dawg’s Running Diatribe – A weekly running podcast hosted by Dirt Dawg out of Michigan. An advanced ultra-runner who has qualified for the Boston Marathon discusses his races and family life. On occasion he has guest interviews. Also, his wife, Dirrty Girl routinely makes an appearance and the dialogue between them is very entertaining. This show usually lasts about an hour and is aimed toward the mid-packers to advanced runners.

So there you have it, my never miss weekly podcasts. I’m sure there are a number of other good ones out there and if you know about any others, please leave a comment.

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About runninginspired

I’m in my mid-40s and have been running for about 19 years. I have finished 24 marathons with a personal best time of 3:04. I currently reside in San Diego, CA. I enjoy running since it keeps you honest and will give back what you put into it. Work hard, but smart, and good results will eventually follow. I like to experiment with training plans, gadgets, shoes, and nutrition to find what works for me. The primary purpose of this blog is to document my training and thoughts about running in my ongoing quest to improve my fitness and health.
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5 Responses to My Favorite Weekly Running Podcasts

  1. Matt Johnson says:

    Just launched a new podcast about running. Achieve your running goal with Runner Academy. Join Matt Johnson as he shares his 15 years of running experience with you. Hear inspirational stories, tips and training advice you can immediately use in your running regardless of your current ability. Whether you are looking to get started running, complete your first 5K, 10K, half marathon or full marathon, or want to make your next one the best yet, Runner Academy will provide you the knowledge you need to be successful.

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    Will have lots of great interviews coming soon, including a a world record holder for youngest woman to complete a marathon in all 50 states!

  2. Toby says:

    Hi, you gotta try Marathon Training Academy podcast. BTW, can you tell me i the Yokohama marathon is only for women? Is it a full, or only a half? I could not find a bit of English on the site. Translation software didn’t help me much.

    • The full Yokohama Marathon is only for elite women and unfortunately not open to the public. There is a big half marathon, that I haven’t run, but heard is a nice race.

      Thanks for the tip on Marathon Training Academy, I’ll give it a try!

  3. Hi,

    My co-host and I started a streaming radio show last summer called “That Running Show with Matt & Matt”. The format of the streaming station we launched on would not post our show being dedicated only to a destination listening format. We started growing our listening base and they kept asking us to post shows as a podcast, so we listened, broke off on our own, and are launching our first episode this week.

    The first two podcasts in November 2015 will have no guests, and are more about us getting back into our comfort zone of conversation. We do although have guests lined up ranging from sports injury experts, charitable groups, CEOs of the largest race foundations in Connecticut, sports psychologists, and some other unique guests covering topics that runners think about but are reluctant to ask about.

    Hosts Matt & Matt both bring 30 years of running experience to the show, both have radio broadcast backgrounds, as well as national television broadcast on their resume.

    We have both been competitive runners, and now bring perspectives from the front and the middle of the running pack. Our goal is to be an extention of our running community because really… our community is different. We are fun, we embrace new runners to the sport, we support one another, and run for reasons bigger than ourselves.

    It is our hope over time to create a variety show for runners that will both entertain and inform our listeners to keep us all healthy, happy, injury free, and doing what we love. Running.

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