I’ve been running with podcasts lately. It’s an interesting change to having the crazy disco and dub step pumping in your ear. Sometimes it can leave you running and nodding, or laughing out loud as you turn a corner in the conversation. I do notice that I tend to run a bit slower with a podcast (I think – that could just be correlation not causation). And you can’t listen to a podcast when you have the intervals lady telling you to “sprint…now…GO!” Or actively ticking off every KM. So podcast listening helps me be a bit less focused on the minute-by-minute and more on the journey.
So what am I listening to, and why?
No, I’m not an Ultrarunner. But it does intrigue me.
These are around an hour, and always include an interview with a prominent ultra runner.
Get the podcast – but don’t linger on the website to check out the “black toenail” gallery.
Run run live
This is kind of interesting. Chris Russell is a marathoner, writer, and a bit of a thinker. He talks about running from different angles – the experience, the strategies, the shoes and the lifetime goals.
Also – zombies.
If you’re in the mood to learn and reflect, why not enjoy the writerly qualities of this podcast?
The runners roundtable
I’ve listening to one of these where they tackle the controversial minimalist/maximalist shoe question. Kind of hilarious, although it was hard to keep the participants straight once the discussion got heated.
Try it here.
Another Mother Runner
I can’t give enough love for this podcast. Two ladies chatting about running, mothering, and all of the business that goes with it. Its conversational, not confrontational, often poignant, often funny. This one speaks to a place I am in my life right now. These ladies also kick monster butt (IRON MAN, anyone?) – but also have plenty of room to celebrate those of us who think a run around the block is a biiiiig deal.
Try the podcast, stay for the community.
Happy listening folks!