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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.

    Mikah Meyer: A Walk in the Park. ALL the Parks.

    Mikah Meyer: A Walk in the Park. ALL the Parks.

    Mikah Meyer is the first person to experience all 419 U.S. National Park Service sites in a single journey. He also made a different kind of history along the way, becoming the first openly gay man featured in an outdoors recreation campaign, for REI. Now he advocates for greater inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community in the outdoor space. His documentary short film, "Echoes in the Canyon," will have its world premiere later this month.
    For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode394.

     
    Thank you to HydraPak, AG1, and Tracksmith 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.
     
    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. They’re so committed to their mission of getting runners to do their best that they are offering a $100 gift card to any runner who runs a PR before April 30th. You can find all of the details under the “It’s PR Season” section at tracksmith.com/tina.
    If you’re a new customer, go to 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 (Twitter). 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
    Fiona O'Keeffe: Imperfect Advocacy

    Fiona O'Keeffe: Imperfect Advocacy

    Fiona O’Keeffe raced into the record books in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials this year. In her debut at the distance, she smashed the previous record, set by Shalane Flanagan in 2012, by over three minutes. She also became the youngest woman to claim victory. She’s focusing on her performance, but she’s also embracing the opportunity to champion environmental advocacy, leveraging her running platform to inspire change.
    For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode393.
     
    Thank you toTracksmith, Precision Fuel & Hydration, and AG1 for sponsoring this episode. 
     
    Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. They’re so committed to their mission of getting runners to do their best that they are offering a $100 gift card to any runner who runs a PR before April 30th. You can find all of the details under the “It’s PR Season” section here. 
    If you’re a new customer, go here 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.
     
    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!
     
    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 (Twitter). 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 3 min
    Erin Bailey: Influencing with Intention

    Erin Bailey: Influencing with Intention

    As a runner and fitness professional herself, Erin Bailey understands how difficult it can be for athletes to represent themselves on social media and in their brand relationships. Her talent agency, Momentum Management, helps them present themselves authentically and forge business relationships that align with their values.
    For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode392.
     
    Thank you to HydraPak, AG1, and Precision Fuel & Hydration 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.
     
    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 use 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 here.
    Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go here to get 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 (Twitter). 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 1 min
    Matt Green: Finding the Cross Sections

    Matt Green: Finding the Cross Sections

    Many people define themselves in one way: “I am a runner.” “I am a DJ.” “I am an artist.” Matt Green, on the other hand, describes himself as a “multi-hyphenate.” The co-founder of the  District Running Collective (DRC) combines his talents to explore different ways of impacting the world.
    For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode391.
     
    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 use 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 here.
    Once you know what you need to run your best, you can go here to get 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. They’re so committed to their mission of getting runners to do their best that they are offering a $100 gift card to any runner who runs a PR before April 30th. You can find all of the details under the “It’s PR Season” section at tracksmith.com/tina.
    If you’re a new customer, go to 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 (Twitter). 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
    J Solle: Pride Is Year-Round

    J Solle: Pride Is Year-Round

    Whether it’s serving as Race Director of the Front Runners New York LGBT Pride Run, leading the Global Parkinson’s Genetic Program at the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, or advocating for non-binary inclusion in races, J Solle supports and raises up others. 
    For complete show notes and links, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode390.
    Photo credit (podcast player inset): Da Ping Luo/NYRR
     
    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. They’re so committed to their mission of getting runners to do their best that they are offering a $100 gift card to any runner who runs a PR before April 30th. You can find all of the details under the “It’s PR Season” section at tracksmith.com/tina.
    If you’re a new customer, go to 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 (Twitter). 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 6 min
    International Women's Day

    International Women's Day

    Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. To celebrate it, Tina reached out to some of the women who inspire her and asked them to answer one of these questions:
    What is one piece of advice you would give to women listening?
    What do you wish the women listening knew?
    What is your favorite thing about women supporting women?
    If you want to be inspired yourself, be sure to listen to this episode.
    To learn more about the women you’ll hear from, visit our website at runningforreal.com/episode389.
     
    Thank you toTracksmith, Precision Fuel & Hydration, and AG1 for sponsoring this episode. 
     
    Tracksmith is an independent running brand inspired by a deep love of the sport. They’re so committed to their mission of getting runners to do their best that they are offering a $100 gift card to any runner who runs a PR before April 30th. You can find all of the details under the “It’s PR Season” section here. 
    If you’re a new customer, go here 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.
     
    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!

     
    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 (Twitter). 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 20 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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