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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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    • 4.7 • 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.

    Isaiah Stofferahn: Nobody Wants to Be a Quitter

    Isaiah Stofferahn: Nobody Wants to Be a Quitter

    Isaiah Stofferahn’s 10 million+ followers know that he’s up for almost any kind of challenge. Lately he’s been focusing on running, whether that’s racing a marathon in Crocs or taking on his DoorDash driver in a head-to-head competition. What they didn’t know until recently was the story behind his drive to accomplish crazy goals and to have fun doing it.
    For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode404.
     
    Thank you to Tracksmith, AG1, and Precision Fuel & Hydration for sponsoring this episode. 
     
    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. 
    Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts. 
    If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.
     
    AG1 is a foundational nutrition supplement that delivers daily nutrients and gut health support. Unlike so many products, the entire formula is backed by research studies, not just the ingredients. AG1 is packed with a variety of nutrient-dense ingredients and is the perfect complement to a healthy diet.
    It’s easy and satisfying to start your journey with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3Ks and five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at http://drinkAG1.com/tina.
     
    Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs. 
    If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls.
    Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.

     
    Thanks for listening!
    If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review!
    Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/.
    Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X . You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too!
    Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook! 
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos.
    Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Alex Hermanson: Nobody's Looking at You

    Alex Hermanson: Nobody's Looking at You

    When Alex Hermanson, a.k.a. “Herm Runs,” started following other runners on social media, “I didn't really see anyone that I personally related with wholeheartedly,” he recalls. “So I was like, ‘I'm just going to go make that myself.’” That was in late 2022, and now the self-described “big dude who runs a lot” has an online community of almost 100K and an in-person running group, the Not Yet Named Run Club.
    For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode403.
     
    Thank you to HydraPak, Tracksmith, and AG1 for sponsoring this episode. 
     
    HydraPak is the number one original equipment manufacturer of reservoirs and soft flasks in the world. They are continually looking for ways to help runners and their communities lessen their environmental footprint, and consequently their reusable hydration products are aimed not only at supporting athletes in pursuit of their personal goals, but at reducing single-use waste.

    Most recently, they unveiled their Cupless Racing Partnership Program, designed to support trail and road races across the country in eliminating race day waste by offering their collapsible and reusable SpeedCup as an alternative to single-use cups at running events.
    Find out more at https://hydrapak.com/pages/tina.
     
    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. 
    Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts. 
    If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.
     
    AG1 is a foundational nutrition supplement that delivers daily nutrients and gut health support. Unlike so many products, the entire formula is backed by research studies, not just the ingredients. AG1 is packed with a variety of nutrient-dense ingredients and is the perfect complement to a healthy diet.
    It’s easy and satisfying to start your journey with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3Ks and five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at http://drinkAG1.com/tina.



    Thanks for listening!
    If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review!
    Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/.
    Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X . You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too!
    Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook! 
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos.
    Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
     

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Tyler Swartz: It's Not That Serious

    Tyler Swartz: It's Not That Serious

    Tyler Swartz believes that running should be fun, and that it’s more fun when you’re part of a community. That’s why he founded Endorphins Running, “to inspire and empower people to live happier and more fulfilled lives through movement and exercise.”
    For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode402.
     
    Thank you to AG1, Precision Fuel & Hydration, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode. 
     
    AG1 is a foundational nutrition supplement that delivers daily nutrients and gut health support. Unlike so many products, the entire formula is backed by research studies, not just the ingredients. AG1 is packed with a variety of nutrient-dense ingredients and is the perfect complement to a healthy diet.
    It’s easy and satisfying to start your journey with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3Ks and five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase at http://drinkAG1.com/tina.
     
    Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs. 
    If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls.
    Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.
     
    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. 
    Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts. 
    If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.
     
    Thanks for listening!
    If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review!
    Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/.
    Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X . You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too!
    Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook! 
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos.
    Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Haglund's Deformity in Runners

    Haglund's Deformity in Runners

    After being diagnosed with Haglund's Deformity, Tina wrestled with how to treat the debilitating pain. After doing extensive research and exhausting the more conservative options, she decided to have surgery.

    Now she’s sharing what she learned so that others with the same condition will have an easier time determining the best course of action for themselves. She spoke with her chiropractor, Dr. Brennan Donahue; her surgeon, Dr. C. Thomas Haytmanek; her physical therapist, Ana Robinson, and her good friend, ultra runner Stephanie Howe, who also suffered from Haglund’s.
    For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode401.
     
    Thank you to Tracksmith, AG1, and Precision Fuel & Hydration for sponsoring this episode. 
     
    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. 
    Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts. 
    If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.
     
    AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health. 
    With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good!
    If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!
     
    Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs. 
    If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls.
    Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.
     
    Thanks for listening!
    If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review!
    Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/.
    Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X . You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too!
    Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook! 
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos.
    Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!
     

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Dan Churchill: Get the Reps In

    Dan Churchill: Get the Reps In

    Chef Dan Churchill uses food as a way to inspire people to live the best life possible. He has a Masters in Exercise Science and was a strength and conditioning coach before switching his focus to nutrition. His recipe for success, whether he’s training for an ultramarathon or developing an actual recipe for his new cookbook, "Eat Like a Legend" or his Brooklyn restaurant, The Osprey, is simple: “Get the reps in.”
    For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode400.
     
    Thank you to Precision Fuel & Hydration, AG1, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode. 
     
    Precision Fuel & Hydration helps athletes crush their fueling and hydration so they can perform at their best. Tina used their electrolytes and fuel when she finished first female and third overall at the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler. You can go to https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-planner for their free Fuel & Hydration planner to understand how much carb, fluid, and sodium you need for your key runs. 
    If you have more questions, Precision offers free video consultations. Their Athlete Support crew will answer your race nutrition questions and act as a sounding board for your fueling strategy. No hard-sell, just an experienced and friendly human who knows the science and is full of practical advice on how to nail your race nutrition. You can book a call at https://visit.pfandh.com/tina-calls.
    Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go to https://www.precisionfuelandhydration.com/tina/ for 15% off their range of multi-strength electrolytes and fuel.
     
    AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health. 
    With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good!
    If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!
     
    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. 
    Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts. 
    If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.
     
    Thanks for listening!
    If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review!
    Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/.
    Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X . You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too!
    Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook! 
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos.
    Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Tina Update

    Tina Update

    Tina ran her first ultra, the Bryce Canyon 50 Miler, a year ago. She finished first female and third overall, and felt good afterwards, except for one thing - her heel. She learned that she had a Haglund’s Deformity which impacted her Achilles tendon. After exhausting every other option, she had surgery last month. In this episode, she shares about the operation and her plans for the future, especially her role as an environmentalist.
    For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode399.
     
    Thank you to AG1, HydraPak, and Tracksmith for sponsoring this episode. 
     
    AG1 is the daily Foundational Nutrition supplement that delivers comprehensive nutrients to support whole-body health. 
    With its science-driven formulation of vitamins, probiotics, and whole-food sourced nutrients, AG1 replaces your multivitamin, probiotic, and more in one simple, drinkable habit. And just as importantly, it actually tastes good!
    If a comprehensive solution is what you need from your supplemental routine, go to http://drinkag1.com/TINA and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D AND five free AG1 Travel Packs with your first order!
     
    HydraPak is the number one original equipment manufacturer of reservoirs and soft flasks in the world. They are continually looking for ways to help runners and their communities lessen their environmental footprint, and consequently their reusable hydration products are aimed not only at supporting athletes in pursuit of their personal goals, but at reducing single-use waste.

    Most recently, they unveiled their Cupless Racing Partnership Program, designed to support trail and road races across the country in eliminating race day waste by offering their collapsible and reusable SpeedCup as an alternative to single-use cups at running events.
    Find out more at https://hydrapak.com/pages/tina.
     
    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. 
    Tracksmith helps the environment by making comfortable, durable clothes that will last for years, rather than winding up in the landfill. They help athletes who are trying to make the Olympic trials, and they offer scholarships for creatives to work on their crafts. 
    If you’re a new customer, go to http://tracksmith.com/tina and use the code TINANEW at checkout to get $15 off your order of $75 or more. Returning customers can use the code TINAGIVE, and Tracksmith will give you free shipping and donate 5% of your order to TrackGirlz.
     
    Thanks for listening!
    If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe wherever you’re listening to this podcast. And if you enjoy “Running for Real,” please leave us a review!
    Keep up with what’s going on at Running for Real by signing up for our weekly newsletter on our website, https://runningforreal.com/.
    Follow Tina on Instagram, Facebook, and X . You’ll find Running for Real on Instagram too!
    Want to be a member of the Running for Real community? Join #Running4Real Superstars on Facebook! 
    Subscribe to our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/@TinaMuir) for additional content, including our “RED-S: Realize. Reflect. Recover” series of 50+ videos.
    Thank you for your support - we appreciate each and every one of you!

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Triangelmom ,

I take Tina on my runs

When I run outside, I need something to listen to that will keep me focused and motivated. Music does it, depending on how it matches with my movements but I find that having someone talking to me is my best resource for a solid run. Every time I run outside, I listen to Tina Muir’s Running for Real podcast. Tina provides a guided run for 30, 45 and 60 minutes that makes you feel as if she running alongside you. Sometimes, she is running with fellow runners at a pre-marathon shakeout run and sometimes, she is running solo and sharing something deep. But no matter what she is talking about on the run, she makes me feel like I want to be my best running self.

runner4cake ,

The best

Tina is an incredible conversationalist. She has a way of engaging her guests and the audience in an authentic and real way! Every episode is like hearing a conversation between friends! What an incredible heart Tina has! A love for the sport, it’s people and the environment! Highly recommend!

HarryMattison ,

A joy and delight

Tina is an amazingly thoughtful, inquisitive, and caring person. This shines through in every episode as she brings us honesty, encouragement, and valuable ideas we can learn from and apply to our lives.

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