Episodes
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
Malcolm Gladwell is known as one of the biggest creative thinkers and voices of our time. We feel incredibly fortunate to have him join us for this episode, which we recorded live and in-person from his studio in New York. Malcolm is also a runner and most recently ran the open mile at the final event of the Trials of Miles series by Citius Mag with Chris Chavez.   Malcolm is the author of five New York Times Bestsellers, including Outliers, Tipping Point, and Talking to Strangers. Malcolm...
Published 07/23/21
Reflecting back on the past year and what we have learned. In this 30, 45 minute or 60 run with 2-6 strides, Tina starts as always, with a body scan, senses check in, and conversation. Part meditation, part reflection, part check in, part run, join Tina for a fun, thought-provoking together run. Thank you to Beam for sponsoring this episode. I am loving using their hydration products during my training. Before, after, and just when I need something to enjoy water. By checking out Beam, you...
Published 07/19/21
Joining us live from Beacon, New York last weekend was Mary Cain. We gathered at Tracksmith’s Outpost in Beacon, where they’re set up for the summer. After a trail run up Mount Beacon on Sunday, we had a BBQ in the back yard of the Outpost and got to listen to Tina and Mary have this conversation.
Published 07/16/21
Join Tina on a trip down memory lane. In this 30, 45 minute or 60 run with 2-4 strides, Tina runs through Big Rapids, Michigan, a town she spent five years in. Tina reflects on some of the most meaningful memories from her days at Ferris State, as well as some regrets, and moments that changed her trajectory. Part meditation, part reflection, part check in, part run, join Tina for a fun, emotional together run. Thank you to Beam for sponsoring this episode. I am loving using their hydration...
Published 07/12/21
Lisa Rivera has a heart for community and it beats with a love of running. She is not only a runner and pacer with Harlem Run, but is a social worker working in child welfare, a veteran, a mentor, and a sponsored athlete with Gu Energy. She reminds us of the importance of surrounding yourself with people and experiences who challenge you and make you a better person. She talks about the importance of keeping your strength up because you never know who you are inspiring.
Published 07/09/21
Join Tina on a trip down memory lane. In this 30, 45 minute or 60 run with 2-4 strides, Tina runs through Big Rapids, Michigan, a town she spent five years in. Tina reflects on some of the most meaningful memories from her days at Ferris State, as well as some regrets, and moments that changed her trajectory. Part meditation, part reflection, part check in, part run, join Tina for a fun, emotional together run. Thank you to Beam for sponsoring this episode. I am loving using their hydration...
Published 07/05/21
When it comes to finding synergy between running and our core selves, Kriste Peoples has found it. As a meditation and mindfulness teacher, running coach, avid trail runner, and outdoor guide, Kriste helps us all use running as a tool to feel more present in the hustle and bustle of life. Kriste is a leader in inspiring women to pursue adventure in the outdoors while maintaining a grounding presence within themselves.
Published 07/02/21
Join guest Together Run host and Running For Real Superstar member, David Skytte for a 30 or 45 minute run with 2-4 strides. David begins the run with a few warm up exercises, followed by a body and mind check in. He leads us through an exploration of our five senses and gives us something to think about. Part meditation, part run, join David for a fun together run. You can support Running For Real and these together runs continuation through a monthly donation on Patreon. To sign up, click...
Published 06/28/21
Physical health and mental health go hand in hand. As a high school and later a college athlete, Emma Abrahamson shares about her habits as a competitive athlete and how they led to a decline in physical and mental health, but also her story of unearthing a well-balanced lifestyle that not only helps in performance but keeps her body and mind happy. 
Published 06/25/21
On this bonus episode we welcome Chase Jarvis, founder of Creative Live and author of Creative Calling. Co-hosting this conversation alongside Tina is Running for Real team member, Maria Vargas, a longtime follower of Chase’s work. Together, the three of us dive into the topic of creativity and how it is interwoven into all that we do, including sports.
Published 06/23/21
Join me for a 30, 45, 60 minute run with 2-4 strides. We start with a check in with our body and mind, check in with our five senses, and then a conversation. In this episode, I talk through a difficulty I have been working through in my life, and talk about the awkwardness of social media sharing when someone sees you doing it. Part meditation, part run, all Tina. Would love for you to join me. Thank you to UCAN for sponsoring this episode. I have used UCAN for many years now, and now we...
Published 06/21/21
Joining this episode is Zach Bitter, an ultra-marathoner, endurance athlete, and coach. We dive into human performance during long stretches of endurance sports, how to wrap our heads around discomfort and touch distances, and the science behind gear like arm sleeves and their benefits doing long ultras. We deep dive into the inner mind of Zach and how he is able to take extremely long distance races and break them down into manageable training plans and mindset training. 
Published 06/18/21
Join me for a 30 or 45 minute run in St Louis. We start with a check-in with our body and mind, take in all our senses, and then have a conversation. I answer the question about which sport I would do if I was not a runner, and then reflect on the other sports I have committed to during my life. What would you do if running wasn't an option? And what other sports have you enjoyed in life? I also talk a little about working with brands and the discomfort that comes from both sides. How...
Published 06/14/21
Bravery. Courage. Strength. Vulnerability. Our guest today is Angela Pohl, one of our own Running for Real community members. She shares with us the story of her breast cancer diagnostic and treatment journey as she gets ready for a double mastectomy surgery on June 11. There’s so much we can all learn from Angela, starting with her admirable mindset. From her, we learn how we can use our runner’s attitude of courage and determination as tools to aid us in some of life’s hardest challenges.
Published 06/11/21
Join me for a 30 or 45 minute run with 2-4 strides along a trail. We start with a check in with our body and mind, take in all our senses, and then have a conversation.
Published 06/07/21
Sika Henry is proof that we can speak our goals into existence. If there’s anyone who exemplifies persistence and determination, it’s Sika. After years of training, a serious bike, crash, and even a pandemic, in May 2021 Sika became the first U.S. Black Female Professional Triathlete.  In this episode, Sika shares how she started as a college walk-on, to the workaholic life in New York City, to then come back to sports as a marathoner, and now a triathlete.
Published 06/04/21
Join me for a 30 or 45 minute run with 2-4 strides. We start with a check in with our body and mind, take in all our senses, and then have a conversation. In this episode, I answer Elizabeth's question about my most challenging race. I talk about the two races I consider to be toughest, one I handled badly, and the other I handled well. If we were running alongside one another, what would you say was your most challenging race? When you upload your photo to social media, be sure to answer...
Published 05/31/21
As marathons and races are starting to come onto the scene again, in this episode we welcome someone who talks about training for and preparing for a marathon, along with fun topics of creating running music playlists and the rise in podcasting. Matthew Huff is a writer, runner, running playlist extraordinaire, and author of Marathoner: What to Expect When Training for and Running a Marathon. In this episode, Matthew shares about his love of books and how his book about marathoning culture...
Published 05/28/21
Join me for a workout? After our regular mental and physical check in, we do 5 x 1 minute hard (with 1 minute recovery) together. We check in with our senses and surroundings and wrap up the 30 minute with another check in. The 45 minute group will do an additional 2 x 1 minute in the final 15 minutes.
Published 05/24/21
Today it's like eavesdropping on some friends’s conversation– we welcome Sabrina Little and Sara Mahoney, two of Tina’s close friends. We have a great dynamic between Sara, a professor of exercise physiology and researcher of nutrition and ultra-endurance performance. We also have Sabrina who is a professional ultra runner for Hoka, a philosophy professor and a mom to a 6-month-old. We loved getting to learn about how each of these worlds– one scientific and one philosophical– are intertwined...
Published 05/21/21
Part meditation, part run, reflection, conversation, and a few strides thrown in. Would love for you to join me.
Published 05/17/21
Marcus Brown, also known as The Marathon Marcus is known for his journey from a 4:55 marathon to a 2:56, with now a goal of a sub 2:40. He is co-creator of Black Trail Runners along with Sabrina Pace-Humphries to create an environment where everybody can feel welcome. Marcus is also someone who turns obstacles into opportunities. During COVID lockdowns in 2020 he launched his own podcast, Runner’s Life. A quarantine project turned into a new platform unifying runners around the world.
Published 05/14/21