5 Podcasts for the Long Run

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5 Podcasts for the Long Run

Even though we're currently in the depths of summer, fall marathon season is right around the corner and if you're in training mode, then you probably have a few long runs on your calendar.

Music mixes are a great way to entertain yourself during longer workout sessions, but podcasts are a fantastic alternative to your favorite jams.

If you're looking for a fun way to help pass the miles during long training runs or during interval training on the elliptical, read on for our top five favorite podcasts, covering everything from fitness to food.

1. The Jillian Michaels Show

Jillian Michaels Show Podcast

You probably know Jillian Michaels for her “tough love” training style on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. But on her podcast, Jillian Michaels shows listeners her softer side. During this hour long show, Jillian shares laughs, as well as fitness and lifestyle tips that help listeners live their best lives.

2. Grantland

Grantland Podcasts

Love sports? Love pop culture? Then Grantland is for you. The ESPN-spinoff site started by Bill Simmons has a variety of podcasts covering the latest on topics ranging from sports news to reality TV.

3. Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me

Wait Wait Don't Tell Me Podcast

This weekly, laugh out loud NPR quiz show tests your knowledge of current events. Tune in to hear hilarious celebrity interviews and get up to date on current events so you can impress your friends on trivia night.

4. This American Life

This American Life Podcast

Hosted by Ira Glass, This American Life is story time for adults. Each episode features a series of different stories based on the same theme. This show has been on for almost 20 years, so if you’re new to this podcast, we recommend checking out these episodes for starters: 24 Hours at the Golden Apple and Notes on Camp.

5. America’s Test Kitchen

America's Test Kitchen Podcast

If you love to eat (like most runners do!) you’ll love this podcast. Host Christopher Kimball shares kitchen tips, tricks and recipes. The show also delves into interesting topics including food history and science while featuring interviews with culinary royalty like Alice Waters and Jacques Pepin.

Do you listen to podcasts when you run? Share your favorites below!