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A collective of conversations that inspire, motivate, and encourage runners who know deep down that the world we want to create already exists. We all play a role in bringing it to life. Join former professional runner and life-long athlete, Tina Muir in this unique running podcast. We do not talk to professional runners about their wins or the Olympics. We do not talk about what shoes to wear or what training is best. Instead, we relate every experience back to you, and love to think hard about the questions you would always love to ask.

While we bring on well known guests like Malcolm Gladwell, Reshma Saujani, Ryan Holiday, Des Linden, Michael Gervais, and David Epstein, these are not the same old conversations. This feels more like overhearing two friends talking about the deep conversations that weigh on our hearts daily. Join us in discovering the power of running, why our sport has always been part of humanity, and how we can use it as a tool for realizing our truest self, uplifting our communities, celebrating cultures, and taking care of our Mother Earth.

The Running for Real Podcast Tina Muir

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    • 4.8 • 1.1K Ratings

A collective of conversations that inspire, motivate, and encourage runners who know deep down that the world we want to create already exists. We all play a role in bringing it to life. Join former professional runner and life-long athlete, Tina Muir in this unique running podcast. We do not talk to professional runners about their wins or the Olympics. We do not talk about what shoes to wear or what training is best. Instead, we relate every experience back to you, and love to think hard about the questions you would always love to ask.

While we bring on well known guests like Malcolm Gladwell, Reshma Saujani, Ryan Holiday, Des Linden, Michael Gervais, and David Epstein, these are not the same old conversations. This feels more like overhearing two friends talking about the deep conversations that weigh on our hearts daily. Join us in discovering the power of running, why our sport has always been part of humanity, and how we can use it as a tool for realizing our truest self, uplifting our communities, celebrating cultures, and taking care of our Mother Earth.

    Together Run 69 Tina: 30, 45, 60 minute run

    Together Run 69 Tina: 30, 45, 60 minute run

    Come join Tina for a early morning Together Run from St Louis, where she takes runners through the usual meditative, grounding exercises- nature check in, body scan, senses check in, mental health check in, and updates, before diving into her last week. What was it like taking photos for the cover of Becoming A Sustainable Runner (coming out August 2023) and what is The Running Event, Tina will explain all.
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    Thanks for listening! We know there are so many podcasts you could be listening to, but we are honored you have chosen Running For Real. If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:
    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that topic will relate to them. Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram  Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe, you can find out here.
    Thank you for joining, we look forward to hearing your thoughts.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Chris Mosier: Sport Is a Vehicle for Social Change

    Chris Mosier: Sport Is a Vehicle for Social Change

    Chris Mosier is the first trans athlete to compete for Team USA, first trans man to represent the United States in international competition, and first trans athlete to qualify for the Olympic Trials in any sport in a category different than their sex assigned at birth. He’s been hailed by the BBC as “the man who changed the Olympics,” credited for the International Olympic Committee’s policy change for trans athletes. 
    In light of the recent tragedy at Club Q in Colorado Springs, we felt that this was an appropriate time to reshare this episode, which was initially released in February, 2021.
    For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/chris-mosier-2.
     
    Thank you to Patreon, Athletic Greens, and Allbirds for sponsoring this episode. 
     
    Come join us on Patreon! Do you enjoy Together Runs? Then you won’t want to miss our bi-weekly Travel Together Run episodes, available only through Patreon! They’ll give you an immersive experience of exciting locations, along with workouts and long runs. Southern California, Chicago, and Lake Tahoe are up first. We’ll have conversations about those runs, discussing your answers to Tina’s questions and talking about your thoughts.
    Other benefits include monthly Q&A Zoom chats with Tina and other Patreon members, the opportunity to ask questions of upcoming guests, and blog posts on topics of your choice. 
    Go here to check out the different levels - we’d love to see you there!
     
    AG1 is an easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. It promotes gut health with prebiotics, probiotics, and naturally occurring enzymes; supports your immune system with Vitamin C, zinc, healing mushrooms, and more; provides magnesium to boost energy; and it's packed with superfoods, adaptogens, and antioxidants to help recovery.  It’s simple to make and it tastes good!
    Go here to get five free travel packs and a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription.
     
    Allbirds’ performance running shoe, the Tree Flyer, is lightweight, super springy, and wildly comfortable. Its high-performance midsole is big on cushion and energy return, making long runs easier on your body. The external heel counter and flared, geometric midsole help keep your stride steady, and the lightweight, breathable eucalyptus fiber upper provides next-level comfort. Plus, the Tree Flyer has a carbon footprint of only 8.09 kg CO2e, so it’s not only good for your running, but good for the planet too.
    For women, be sure to check out their Performance Sports Bra - it’s comfortable enough to wear all day, but still provides plenty of support!
    You can see Allbirds’ complete collection here.
     
    Thanks for listening!
    We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we are honored you have chosen Running For Real.  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:
    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that the topic will resonate with them.  Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram  Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people. Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here.
    "Thank you" to Chris.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Knox Robinson: Your Story Is Already There for You to Discover - R4R 326

    Knox Robinson: Your Story Is Already There for You to Discover - R4R 326

    Knox Robinson is a writer, running coach, founder of the Black Roses NYC run crew, and was Tina’s co-host on the Running Realized podcast. In this wide-ranging interview, he shares his insights on summiting Mount Kilimanjaro, Fela Kuti, coaching, Ryan Hall, and Eric Clapton, with excursions into Buddhist philosophy.
    For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode326.
     
    Thank you to Patreon, Tracksmith, and Athletic Greens for sponsoring this episode. 
    Come join us on Patreon! Do you enjoy Together Runs? Then you won’t want to miss our bi-weekly Travel Together Run episodes, available only through Patreon! They’ll give you an immersive experience of exciting locations, along with workouts and long runs. Southern California and Chicago are up first. We’ll have conversations about those runs, discussing your answers to Tina’s questions and talking about your thoughts.
    Other benefits include monthly Q&A Zoom chats with Tina and other Patreon members, the opportunity to ask questions of upcoming guests, and blog posts on topics of your choice. 
    Go here to check out the different levels - we’d love to see you there!
     
    Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. For years the brand has elevated running wear using best-in-class materials and timeless silhouettes that perform at the highest level and can be worn everyday, not just for running. 
    This Thanksgiving weekend, you can go here and use code Gravy20 for 20% off all apparel and accessories. Act now; this offer expires November 28th!
     
    AG1 is an easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. It promotes gut health with prebiotics, probiotics, and naturally occurring enzymes; supports your immune system with Vitamin C, zinc, healing mushrooms, and more; provides magnesium to boost energy; and it's packed with superfoods, adaptogens, and antioxidants to help recovery.  It’s simple to make and it tastes good!
    Go here to get five free travel packs and a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription.
     
    Thanks for listening!
    We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we are honored you have chosen Running For Real.  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:
    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that the topic will resonate with them.  Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram  Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people. Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here.
    "Thank you" to Knox.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Together Run 68 Tina: 30, 45, 60 minute run

    Together Run 68 Tina: 30, 45, 60 minute run

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Christopher McDougall and Eric Orton: Competition Can Be Fun

    Christopher McDougall and Eric Orton: Competition Can Be Fun

    Thirteen years ago, Christopher McDougall’s best-selling book, Born to Run, introduced the world to the Tarahumara tribe and created an intense interest in minimalist running. In it, Chris described his own journey from chronically injured runner to running 50 miles through Mexico’s Copper Canyon. He was guided by coach Eric Orton, without whom, he says, there would have been “no Born to Run. I would not have run; I would not be running today.”
    Chris and Eric have teamed up again to write Born to Run 2: The Ultimate Training Guide, with the goal of bringing more joy into running.
    For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode325.
     
    Thank you to Patreon,  Allbirds, and Athletic Greens,for sponsoring this episode. 
     
    Come join us on Patreon! Do you enjoy Together Runs? Then you won’t want to miss our bi-weekly Travel Together Run episodes, available only through Patreon! They’ll give you an immersive experience of exciting locations, along with workouts and long runs. Southern California and Chicago are up first. We’ll have conversations about those runs, discussing your answers to Tina’s questions and talking about your thoughts.
    Other benefits include monthly Q&A Zoom chats with Tina and other Patreon members, the opportunity to ask questions of upcoming guests, and blog posts on topics of your choice. 
    Go here to check out the different levels - we’d love to see you there!
     
    Allbirds’ performance running shoe, the Tree Flyer, is lightweight, super springy, and wildly comfortable. Its high-performance midsole is big on cushion and energy return, making long runs easier on your body. The external heel counter and flared, geometric midsole help keep your stride steady, and the lightweight, breathable eucalyptus fiber upper provides next-level comfort. Plus, the Tree Flyer has a carbon footprint of only 8.09 kg CO2e, so it’s not only good for your running, but good for the planet too.
    For women, be sure to check out their Performance Sports Bra - it’s comfortable enough to wear all day, but still provides plenty of support!
    You can see Allbirds’ complete collection here.
     
    AG1 is an easy way to get 75 vitamins, minerals, and whole food source ingredients. It promotes gut health with prebiotics, probiotics, and naturally occurring enzymes; supports your immune system with Vitamin C, zinc, healing mushrooms, and more; provides magnesium to boost energy; and it's packed with superfoods, adaptogens, and antioxidants to help recovery.  It’s simple to make and it tastes good!
    Go here to get five free travel packs and a free one year’s supply of vitamin D3+K2 with your subscription.
     
    Thanks for listening!
    We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we are honored you have chosen Running For Real.  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:
    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that the topic will resonate with them.  Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram  Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people. Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here.
    "Thank you" to Chris and Eric.  We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the show.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Weekly Strides: How Do I Know I'm Ready for a Marathon?

    Weekly Strides: How Do I Know I'm Ready for a Marathon?

    Tina answers listeners’ running-related questions every week on “Weekly Strides.”
    In this episode, she answers the question, “How do I know I’m ready for a marathon?”
    Thanks for listening! We know there are so many podcasts you could listen to, and we’re honored you have chosen Running For Real.  If you appreciate the work that we do, here are a few things you can do to support us:
    Take a screenshot of the episode, and share it with your friends, family, and community on social media, especially if you feel that the topic will resonate with them.  Be sure to tag us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram  Leave an honest review on iTunes or your favorite podcast player. Your ratings and reviews will really help us grow and reach new people. Not sure how to leave a review or subscribe?  You can find out here.
    Thank you for listening; we look forward to hearing your thoughts!

    • 8 min

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Together runs

Really enjoying your together runs from Jerusalem Israel! Appreciate your transparency and for real-ness! Love the strides :)

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Tina is focused less on running lately and more on being “woke”. Her focus is more on critical race theory, non binary people, etc.

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I love your podcast!! The podcasts are very informative and Tina does a great job helping the guests relax and tell their stories. A wonderful way to get to know the guests and subject material!

This remains the best podcast in its category. I have listened for years and really enjoy the podcast!! Thanks Tina!

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