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There are all types of runners -- from Olympians to recreational runners to those dreading getting on the treadmill. Join former International Runner for Great Britain, Tina Muir as she interviews psychologists, athletes, dietitians, authors, coaches, and runners just like you. Beyond fleeting motivation, each interviewee shares real experiences and struggles, along with practical tips to inspire any runner to be their best. Whether running makes you feel alive or totally kicks your butt every time, this podcast will inspire you to aim higher, live healthier, and be kinder to yourself as you become a better you. Let's get started, my friend!

There are all types of runners -- from Olympians to recreational runners to those dreading getting on the treadmill. Join former International Runner for Great Britain, Tina Muir as she interviews psychologists, athletes, dietitians, authors, coaches, and runners just like you. Beyond fleeting motivation, each interviewee shares real experiences and struggles, along with practical tips to inspire any runner to be their best. Whether running makes you feel alive or totally kicks your butt every time, this podcast will inspire you to aim higher, live healthier, and be kinder to yourself as you become a better you. Let's get started, my friend!

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United States

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There are all types of runners -- from Olympians to recreational runners to those dreading getting on the treadmill. Join former International Runner for Great Britain, Tina Muir as she interviews psychologists, athletes, dietitians, authors, coaches, and runners just like you. Beyond fleeting motivation, each interviewee shares real experiences and struggles, along with practical tips to inspire any runner to be their best. Whether running makes you feel alive or totally kicks your butt every time, this podcast will inspire you to aim higher, live healthier, and be kinder to yourself as you become a better you. Let's get started, my friend!

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@tinamuir

Language:

English


Episodes

Samantha Gash: Don't Let Ego Drive Your Life - R4R 223

11/30/2020
Samantha Gash is an authentic storyteller, world-class athlete, social entrepreneur, and mother. To her, running is the mechanism that helps her contribute to causes larger than herself. Driven by social impact, she’s helped raise over 1.3 million dollars for causes including women empowerment and child access to education. In this conversation, Samantha and Tina unpack the deep wisdom she’s learned over the years, and how lessons she learned as an athlete translate over into helping...

Duration:01:05:13

Daryl Murphy: Protesting For Justice With Running - R4R 222

11/27/2020
For Daryl Murphy, running is a vehicle for justice. Having been a runner throughout his teens, Daryl ran for several years at Ohio State University until the structure of the college sports system disenchanted him from running. Then, years later at the start of 2020, Daryl's coworker asked him to do a 5K with him. This was a catalyst for him to get back into running. Soon enough, Daryl ran a virtual half marathon until another friend gave him an idea for another challenge– 30 consecutive...

Duration:01:03:48

Jacob Puzey: You Don't Have To Have All The Answers - R4R 221

11/23/2020
Importance of Female Role Models Jacob grew up surrounded by three strong sisters and mother. From a young age, he saw them as role models of strength and courage. Today, as a father to four daughters, Jacob says he knows he’s not someone his daughters can aspire to be because they’ll always see him as a man, as their father. He shares he’s constantly looking for strong women to point to because having been surrounded by strong women his whole life, he wants his daughters to have the...

Duration:01:23:20

Oren Jay Sofer: Meditation Can Help Reunite And Rehumanize Us In These Divided Times - R4R 220

11/20/2020
Often our most important training days as runners are the ones when we do nothing. Our recovery days are crucial, and without them, the hard work we put it wouldn’t result in much. When our muscles are allowed to heal properly, they can repair themselves and grow stronger. A continual pounding doesn’t allow for that. With all the stress-related and emotionally-heavy issues we have been faced with recently, it seemed like a good time for a more relaxing episode. Like our legs and lungs, our...

Duration:01:17:11

Des Linden: The Pandemic Doesn't Have To Sideline Your Progress - R4R 219

11/16/2020
Getting Down to the Core As someone who was accustomed to training for race after race and sticking to rigid schedules, Des says 2020 has helped her slow down and enjoy the time she spends running. She says it’s allowed her to think about what it would be like to go from thinking of the sport where performance is top-of-mind, to getting the point where she’s a life-long runner for the love of the process of running. That’s not to say there are days where motivation gets tough. While...

Duration:01:07:13

Rich Roll: We Don't Need To Be In Pain In Order To Change - R4R 218

11/13/2020
Rich Roll is a fountain of wisdom, a cultural figure in the podcast world, an icon in endurance sports, and a champion for plant-based lifestyles. Although in college he’d been one of the top swimmers in the country and later a lawyer, his life became interrupted by alcoholism. So it wasn’t until his 40’s that Rich retook the reigns of his life and started exploring veganism and endurance sports. Now an accomplished athlete, author, podcast host, and father of four, Rich is best known for...

Duration:01:35:14

Worlds Toughest Race: Eco Challenge Fiji: Travis and Mark "Mace" Macy-R4R 217

11/9/2020
Mark “Mace” Macy and his son, Travis competed in the Worlds Toughest Race. Except their story goes deeper to make it more motivating, powerful, and inspiring than any other competitor in the race. Mace was diagnosed with Alzheimers a few years ago, and Eco Challenge Fiji was potentially his last race. Being a legendary adventure racer who had competed in many Worlds Toughest Race events before, Mace knew he could handle the toughness aspect, but how would his mind and body handle the...

Duration:01:19:15

Sabrina Pace-Humphries: Bringing Diversity And Equality To Trail Running - R4R 216

11/6/2020
“It’s hard to be what you can’t see.” That’s the idea that has inspired Sabrina Pace-Humphrey's to make a change in the trail running community. As a child, you had dreams and goals based on the people you saw, but if none of them looked like you, it was hard to imagine yourself doing it. Young black runners haven’t had enough idols to look to, and in the trail running community? They’ve been nonexistent. That doesn’t mean there aren’t any black trail runners, but they are almost never in...

Duration:01:13:10

Worlds Toughest Race: Eco Challenge Fiji-Emma Roca-R4R 215

11/2/2020
Who do I want to be when I grow up? Emma Roca. I have had the opportunity to speak to and learn from a lot of women, but Emma is someone who is the absolute definition of a strong woman. Emma from Team Summit, who represented Spain in the World’s Toughest Race: Eco Challenge Fiji has accomplished a lot. She has a PhD in biochemistry, owns three businesses, is a professional firefighter, world class adventure racer, and is a mother to three kids. That in itself would be enough to have us...

Duration:01:04:21

Darin Olien: Our Actions Are Our Life Moving Forward - R4R 214

10/30/2020
By now we know that the planet needs saving. There are millions of tons of human-made garbage floating in the sea, forests being burned and otherwise destroyed, and gases rising into the atmosphere multiplying the negative natural disaster effects. It’s not exactly a pretty picture. There is a lot of work to do if we want to minimize the damaging effects of climate change. It can seem overwhelming, but the scale of the task doesn’t have to discourage you. The fact is, we need all hands on...

Duration:01:20:44

Worlds Toughest Race: Eco Challenge Fiji: Tashi and Nungshi Malik- Khuhuri Warriors - R4R 213

10/26/2020
Tashi and Nungshi Malik are changing the world by inspiring young girls and women all around the world. Having received the highest award for women in India, the Nari Shakti Puraskar, in 2020, they are on a mission to show Indian women and girls that they can do anything they dream of. It was a pure joy to talk to Nungshi and Tashi on the podcast for the latest World's Toughest Race episode. They both have a fun approach to life, and they are not afraid to amke fun of themselves or joke...

Duration:01:14:43

Dr. Libby Weaver: Why Do We Do What We Do Even Though We Know What We Know - R4R 212

10/23/2020
The modern woman is often faced with more than ever before. She is expected to take care of all the “traditional” motherly demands that come with raising children and maintaining a home, but she is also often expected to have a career, be involved in the community, and overall be perfect. Dr. Libby Weaver is helping to change the feeling of non-stop demands on our lives. Her book entitled “Rushing Woman’s Syndrome” directly addresses the feelings that many busy women are going through. She...

Duration:01:20:53

World’s Toughest Race Series: Coree Woltering: Eco Challenge Fiji - R4R 211

10/19/2020
Coree Woltering is an openly gay, black man who is unapologetically real and fights for what matters to him. He wears bright, dazzling speedos to compete in, and is one of the best ultra-endurance runners in the country, yet what he wants to raise awareness for the most is something you might not expect; midwest (American) athletes being overlooked by brands when they are equally capable of representing a brand well. Coree himself has become evidence of this, signing to The North Face...

Duration:01:16:37

Colleen Quigley: A Legacy of Creating Community and Acceptance - R4R 210

10/16/2020
How have the interactions with others influenced your life? This is an impossible question to answer. Even for someone that feels extremely introverted, anti-social, and loves the idea of off-the-grid, your life is shaped by the people that have been in it. This is not a bad thing really, it’s just how our species functions. There are pros and cons that come with the natural tendencies of human nature and relationships. The great cities humans have built could not be done individually. Of...

Duration:01:13:16

World’s Toughest Race Series: James Lawrence (Iron Cowboy)- Eco Challenge Fiji - R4R 209

10/12/2020
James Lawrence, AKA The Iron Cowboy, does not shy away from a challenge. Running 50 ironmans (140.6 miles) in 50 days in 50 different states (yep, you read that correctly), is not exactly for the faint of heart. I know what you are thinking (I was thinking the same thing), He must be incredibly talented, resilient, strong. But actually, James genuinely believes he is genetically average. He just believes in taking on challenges that find your limit, and he has an iron grit that allows him to...

Duration:01:02:35

Latoya Shauntay Snell: Be An Ally With Action - R4R 208

10/9/2020
Today is about getting started. Action. It can be the most difficult, and yet the simplest part of any goal. Physically, it makes sense. If you think of a bowling ball, it has no problem smashing those pins down once you get it rolling. The most impressive event of a bowling ball’s existence is actually not all that difficult. The more impressive part is probably the person that gets it started. Think about how this applies to other things we are impressed by. The finish of a race? An...

Duration:01:17:33

World's Toughest Race: Nathan Fa'avae and Sophie Hart- Eco Challenge Fiji R4R 207

10/5/2020
Imagine covering 671km (416 miles) in just over 5 days by trekking, biking, rafting, climbing, paddle boarding, swimming, rappelling, and crossing oceans by boat. Exhausted already? Me too. But that is what Team New Zeland did to win the World’s Toughest Race: Eco Challenge Fiji. Today, we are kicking off this series with one half of Team New Zeland, Nathan Fa’avae, and Sophie Hart. Not only are these two adventure racers tough as nails, but they have been on the top of their game for a...

Duration:01:12:10

Dr. Margaret Klein Salamon: Our Planet's Fate Is Not Yet Sealed; But, It's Getting Pretty Close - R4R 206

10/2/2020
Some issues pervade all businesses, industries, and individuals. In 2020 alone we have seen a handful of them. The far-reaching effects of Covid-19 has changed everyday life for every individual around the world. Social injustices have affected millions of people directly or indirectly in the United States and elsewhere. Addressing these issues isn’t easy, but to initiate change and progress it’s important to do so. As a running community we care about this planet deeply. Collectively we...

Duration:01:08:23

Beatie Deutsch: Fear Holds Us Back; Belief Propels Us Forward - R4R 205

9/25/2020
Running is a challenge. It’s physically painful and mentally exhausting. It seems like such a natural way to move our bodies, but at the same time it can feel so absurd when there’s no need for us to travel in that way anymore. Like most of us, you’ve been in the middle of a training session or race and thought “Why am I doing this?” And when we aren’t telling ourselves how hard running is, our friends and family are sure to do it for us. “You’re crazy.” “Why don’t you just go to the gym?”...

Duration:01:20:46

Jason Fitzgerald: Strength Training Is The Work We Must Do To Perform Well And Avoid Injuries - R4R 204

9/18/2020
The global pandemic has a lot of us out running. New runners and those re-familiarizing themselves with running are joining the throng of runners. It is fantastic to see. It’s one of the few exercises where no gym is required and social distancing is easy to maintain. Whether you’ve gotten back into running over the past few months or just started running this week, it’s a good time to remind yourself of the basics and develop a plan that will help you enjoy the sport for years to come. At...

Duration:01:08:58