Load Up your iPod: Favorite Podcasts
Whether you are or aren’t a regular music listener during your runs, everyone can use a little entertaining distraction on days when the motivation is low but the will is high. We hardly ever run with music but on the occassions when we do slap in the earbuds, it’s usually to listen to one of our favorite running, fitness or news podcast. Here’s our list that keeps our iPods full. If you have a favorite podcast let us know at email@example.com
Marathon Training Academy
Husband and wife duo Angie and Trevor offer up an hour long podcast covering all things running, marathons, training and nutrition. Dedicated marathoner Angie keeps her recently converted runner husband inspired, motivated and informed along with their listeners. Their lively banter and interesting topics make their podcast a light and happy listen. Sign up Angie’s coaching program or check out some of their free online training plans.
Tri Swim Coach Triathlon Swimming
Kevin Koskella covers all things swimming and triathlons. An experienced coach he answers questions, gives advice and interviews an assortment of triathletes. Though he focuses on swimming, anyone thinking about or training for a triathlon should check out his podcast. Check out his training program if you’re interested in his coaching programs as well.
This American Life
Sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious, sometimes heart-wrenching and sometimes all of the above, This American Life is the long running weekly radio show hosted by Ira Glass, broadcast through Public Radio International. The free podcast version of the show is a must for anyone who loves real stories, memoirs or hard hitting journalistic stories. This is one of my favorite shows and podcasts of all time and has kept me glued to my iPod long after a run.
Jillian Michaels Podcast
Our favorite former trainer from The Biggest Loser brings her sass to the airwaves with her funny and informative podcast. Jillian’s passion for fitness and healthy living comes through while letting that tough love personality we all know and love shine through.
Ben Greenfield Fitness
If you’re looking for a power packed podcast full of in-depth information covering topics from nutrition, triathlon and a plethora of concise information look no further than the Ben Greenfield Fitness
podcast. Ben is a triathlon coach and Ironman and will get into the nitty gritty of everything and anything triathlon, running or swimming related. Each episode covers a variety of topics interspersed with interviews, questions, answers and Ben’s advice.