Episodes
Kyle Robidoux was ready to run the Boston Marathon this year, with Tina as his guide, until fate intervened in the form of a stress fracture.  However, he's well versed in overcoming adversity and tough situations. When he was eleven, he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a degenerative eye disease that can lead to blindness. Today he shares the story of his journey, how he ensures that he isn’t defined by the boundaries that others place on him, and a few beer recommendations.
Published 10/22/21
Join Tina for something really special, today these together runs are six months old and more runners are joining every week for the community, connection, and closeness to running with a friend. In this 30, 45, and 60 minute run for #togetherrun26, we connect to mother earth, complete a body scan, check in with our senses, and have a conversation. Finishing each version of the run with a few strides. Tina carries a small, handheld mic to make it be as close to running with a friend as...
Published 10/18/21
Kayleigh Williamson made history in 2017, when she became the first person with Down syndrome to run in - and complete - the Austin Half Marathon. Since then she’s finished 12 more half marathons, numerous races at other distances, and is training for her first marathon in 2022. Her running journey is inspiring proof of what grit and heart can accomplish.
Published 10/15/21
Together runs are 25 today! Join Tina for #togetherrun25 around the dark St Louis suburbs. In this 30, 45, and 60 minute run, Tina carries a small, handheld mic to make it be as close to running with a friend as possible...without actually doing it. We start with a body scan, then go onto a senses check up, updates from life this week, and have a conversation. We love hearing feedback and seeing you out on your together runs. Be sure to share. Part meditation, part reflection, part check-in,...
Published 10/11/21
Regina Lopez competed in the 2020 Olympic Trial Marathon, won her first Spartan Trail Race, finished second in her first ultra, and set a 50 mile treadmill world record, yet she’s struggled with confidence and self-image. Today she talks about how she works through those issues, the importance of surrounding yourself with people who believe in you, and taking on the challenge of trying new things.
Published 10/08/21
oin Tina for her first regular run back from injury. If you have experinced the paranoia of pain returning when getting back to training, you will know this well. Join Tina for this #togetherrun24 where she does a 30, 45, and 60 minute run carrying a small, handheld mic. We start with a body scan, then go onto a senses check up, updates from life this week, and have a conversation. We love hearing feedback and seeing you out on your together runs. Be sure to share. Part meditation, part...
Published 10/04/21
Ryan Holiday's bestselling books have a following among world class athletes, TV personalities and political leaders; he has a popular newsletter and podcast, "The Daily Stoic"; and on top of all that, he’s a runner!  On today’s episode we talk about philosophy, running, and how they intersect.
Published 10/01/21
Tina carries a small handheld mic as she does a 30, 45, and 60 minute run with the community. Join in for a body scan, senses check up, updates from life this week (including talking throguh a small injury), and a conversation. This week we talk about small things that can be done environmentally to add into life...although, as you will hear, it is not quite that simple(!). There is a reason these together runs are very popular, give it a try and join in! Part meditation, part reflection,...
Published 09/27/21
At 32, writer/musician Mishka Shubaly could have stepped out of a Bukowski novel. Then, after nearly twenty years of hard drinking, he quit cold turkey. A few months after getting sober, he ran five miles, and within a year completed his first ultra marathon. His bestseller, The Long Run, is a raw, yet often humorous, chronicle of his substance abuse and becoming a runner.
Published 09/24/21
If you have been missing running with friends, these together runs are a way to feel connected to the running community, and feel like you are running alongside a best running friend. Join Tina for an early morning run including, as always, a body scan, senses check in, and conversation about favorite TV shows, and more. Tina also explains how to do strides, and will take you through 2-6 strides as part of your run. Part meditation, part reflection, part check-in, join Tina for...
Published 09/20/21
Multimedia artist and professional ultra/trail runner Christian Gering draws inspiration from running and his Native American heritage.  Hailing from Katishyta (San Felipe Pueblo) and the Pi’pil people of El Salvador, he believes that “running is a form of art, and art is also a form of movement.”  He balances his running achievements, which include winning and setting course records at the Javelina 100K and Jemez Mountain Trail Runs 50 Mile, with creating art reflective of movement and the...
Published 09/17/21
Join Tina for an unplanned, unscheduled, conversational run that will be as close as running with a friend as possible...without actually running with a friend. As marathon season approaches, Tina gives advice for going into your races prepared and ready. Tina also gives suggestions for fueling and what she will be doing for her races over the next few months.  Part meditation, part reflection, part check-in, join Tina for #togetherrun21 Be sure to let us know if you would like to attend...
Published 09/13/21
When Sasha Wolff discovered the benefits of running for mental health, she wanted to connect with others who did the same thing.  She couldn’t find an existing group, so she created her own, Still I Run.  What began as a Facebook page and website is now a non-profit charity and a community of runners over 16,000 strong.
Published 09/10/21
Join Tina for a together run for a BIG announcement. This run is unplanned, unscheduled, and as always feels like you are running with a friend. If you enjoy relaxed, conversational runs, but are unable to participate in them right now, this will be for you. Tina asks a few thoughtful questions to keep the listener engaged and thinking about their own lives. Part meditation, part reflection, part check in, join Tina for #togetherrun20 Be sure to let us know if you would like to attend the...
Published 09/06/21
A champion NCAA runner, Jon Green joined the Saucony Freedom Track Club to pursue a professional running career. When one of his friends there, Molly Seidel, left the club, he offered to coach her. The two worked well together - very well. Molly finished second in her first marathon, the 2020 Olympic trials, and took home the bronze medal from the Games. In addition to coaching Molly, Jon is the head coach of Atalanta NYC, a new non-profit founded by elite runner Mary Cain.
Published 09/03/21
Join Tina for a together run talking through how she describes her career and what would she be doing if she had not founded Running For Real. This run is unplanned, unscheduled, and as always feels like you are running with a friend. If you enjoy relaxed, conversational runs, but are unable to participate in them right now, this will be for you. Tina asks a few thoughtful questions to keep the listener engaged and thinking about their own lives. Part meditation, part reflection, part check...
Published 08/30/21
Patty Dukes and Reph Star are Afro-Latino hip hop artists, runners, and advocates for social justice. As Circa 95, they’ve performed all over the world, including at Carnegie Hall and SXSW. Their blueprint for how music, running, and hip hop can powerfully coalesce has earned them a Tracksmith Fellowship. In today’s episode, they talk about remaining true to yourself, expanding your horizons, and appreciating and giving back to your community.
Published 08/27/21
Run Eat Sleep.  That’s the life of a runner, the name of Tommie Runz’s podcast, and it sums up his belief that running consistently, eating healthily, and sleeping well are the foundation for achieving your running goals.  He traded an “alcohol based” lifestyle for mindfulness and veganism, and in the pursuit of a BQ (which he’s earned), discovered the importance of gratitude and balance.
Published 08/20/21
Join Tina for a together run discussing travel goals and hesitations on exploring the world. This run is unplanned, unscheduled, and as always feels like you are running with a friend. If you enjoy relaxed, conversational runs, but are unable to participate in them right now, this will be for you Part meditation, part reflection, part check in, join Tina for #togetherrun18 You can support Running For Real and these together runs continuation through a monthly donation on Patreon. To sign...
Published 08/16/21
We welcome Becs Gentry, marathoner and Peloton Tread and Strength instructor, to the show. This past spring she finished 4th at the UK Olympic Trials while also earning a 5-minute PR.  She’s also run major races such as the New York City Marathon finishing in the top 20.  Becs, who is originally from the UK has since lived in New York City since taking her Peloton position in 2019. 
Published 08/13/21
Join Tina for a together run around Austin on her birthday, including a mid run jump into a spring water natural outdoor pool, Barton Springs. This run is unplanned, unscheduled, and as always feels like you are running with a friend. If you enjoy relaxed, conversational runs, but are unable to participate in them right now, this will be for you Part meditation, part reflection, part check in, join Tina for #togetherrun17 You can support Running For Real and these together runs continuation...
Published 08/09/21
It’s a pleasure to welcome Verna Volker on the show. She is an ultrarunner, Hoka Global Ambassador, and the founder of Native Women Running, a space to celebrate and lift up native women’s stories. Verna is also a part of Native Women's Wilderness, a platform that  shares and elevates native women’s stories exploring the outdoors.
Published 08/06/21
Marathon training season is here. Tina shares her training plan and advice for runners prepping for a marathon this fall. In this 30, 45 minute or 60 run with 2-6 strides, Tina starts as always, with a body scan, senses check-in, and moves into a natural, enjoyable conversation. Part meditation, part reflection, part check in, part workout, join Tina for the latest together run. Thank you to UCAN for sponsoring this episode. I have used UCAN for many years now, and now we are back in...
Published 08/02/21
Excited to welcome Beth Pascall on the show, who just finished 7th overall and first woman at the 2021 Western States endurance race. She placed a record as second fastest female ever on the 100-mile run with a time of 17 hours, 10 minutes, and 41 seconds. Beth is a British pediatrician and took time off from her job as a doctor and spent 10 weeks in the US training for Western States. Beth even got married a few days after her Western States finish. 
Published 07/30/21
The best running tips, marathon training advice, and lessons learned from 2:36 marathon runner Tina Muir. Helping you achieve your running goals and dreams. On this running podcast, you will learn from sports psychologists, nutritionists, scientists, runn
Published 07/26/21