Podcasts: Best Running Podcasts of 2019

Coach Casey · January 28, 2019

There are a full range of running preferences out there. From runners that prefer loud music or company to those who require silence to get in their mileage. However, what most runners share in common is an interest in the sport itself. In the age of accessible, transportable, audible information, podcasts are a great way to learn more from experts and fanatics. With that, here is the list of the best running podcasts for 2019! On a long run, a hefty commute, or an extended road trip, read, listen, and learn!

The Running Podcasts List for 2019!

For the “social” runner: Bad Boys Running

If you’re a runner that loves the social aspect and the post-run activities, libations especially, this podcast is for you! Hosts Jody Raynsford and David Hellard, both runners themselves, talk about running topics of the day, and interview a series of players within the running world. Mainly they just chatter on about all types of worldly matters, personal experiences and a lot of talk about pubs and beer. Did I mention that they are British? The accents and vocabulary alone make for a delightfully entertaining listen.

For the “nerdy” runner: Run to the Top

Stephanie Atwood hosts this research based podcast that provides all the best details and lessons from the top minds in running. The podcasts range from the reasons why you should train movement not muscle, to an inside look at the app Strava. This podcast is hands down the most informative out there for runners of all levels. Pick and choose the episodes that best apply to you or randomize it and learn a bunch of new information! No need to waste time listening to anyone but the best when it comes to running.

For the “fanboy/girl” runner: The Morning Shakeout

Like listening to runners talking to other runners? Endurance coach and marathoner Mario Fraioli conducts 1-on-1 interviews with some of the best athletes, coaches, and running personalities around. Topics range from the mental/emotional side of running all the way to how to organize and execute road races. Guests include Desiree Linden, Nick Symmonds, Colleen Quigley, and Ben Rosario (see below). Listen in on their racing/training experiences, love of coffee and routine, and the trials and tribulations of being so passionate about an activity that is so freakin’ exhausting.

For the “Coach” runner: Ben Rosario Show

Elite coach Ben Rosario conducts his very own coach-centric podcast. Through interviews with accomplished coaches of all levels, Rosario dives deep into the range of coaching approaches and philosophies. Covering more than just training plans, the interviews often turn to building motivation and passion in athletes and managing the unique natures of individuals. For some extra credit, you can check out transcript notes from each interview online at https://benrosarioshow.libsyn.com/.

For the “journalistic” runner: Citius Mag Podcast with Chris Chavez

Chris Chavez is an accomplished journalist in his own right. A writer for Sports Illustrated and former contributor at ESPN and Flotrack, he’s been covering running for years. Citius Mag’s podcast focuses on personal stories and subjects from each of his notable guests. From dealing with anxiety with Clayton Murphy and battling injury with Leah O’Connor, to a first-time marathon recap with an intern named Matt, the podcast doesn’t restrict itself in topic. If you want a fascinating listen by a person who really knows how to craft a story, check it out!

Whether you choose to plug in to some easy listening during your workout or want to just lounge in a chair and educate yourself on running, these podcasts are definitely worth a listen!

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