We review the best podcasts, documentaries and playlists for workouts.

2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon | LIVE EVENT (how to watch) | Feb 29th

If you have a run scheduled for Saturday and kids or other circumstances keep you inside on the treadmill then what could be more inspiring than running while watching the top marathoners in the US duke it out for 3 spots on the Olympic team? Or get your workout done, then put your feet up and recover while you watch the race from the comfort of your own sofa.

New Favorite 50 Mile Ultramarathon | Run Steep Get High

This video is a nice combo of POV (point of view) footage and race coverage. Coury documents his run in the Elephant Mountain 50 Mile Ultramarathon by Aravaipa Running in Cave Creek, Arizona. At 22 minutes you could use this for a treadmill warm-up or queued up in a "mylist" video playlist for a longer effort.

Jay Dicharry: Small Workouts, Big Changes – R4R 170 | The Running for Real Podcast

Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS is a physical therapist and sports clinical specialist focused on helping endurance-athletes optimize performance. Tina Muir (the host) is a former elite runner who represented Team GB and has a 2:36 marathon PB. This podcast is perfect for an easy run so you can pay attention to the expertise shared in the interview. Dicharry explains why it's so important to strengthen our feet and make sure we have appropriate shoes.

TRAINED by Nike | BJ Fogg | How the Tiniest Habits Lead to the Biggest Changes

Ryan Flaherty, Nike's Senior Director of Performance, interviews athletes, trainers, and scientists on the TRAINED podcast. In this episode, he talks to BJ Fogg, behavior scientist, director of the Stanford Behavior Design Lab, and best-selling author of “Tiny Habits: The Small Changes that Change Everything,” about systems we can employ to effect change in our lives.

The FIFTY – Peak Obsession – A Fifty Project Short Film – with Jeremy Jones

In "The FIFTY" Cody Townsend attempts to ski all the lines in the book "The Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America" the twist is that all the ascents are human-powered instead of heli or sled-accessed. In this standalone short film Townsend and snowboarding legend Jeremy Jones attempt to climb and ski two peaks in Alaska: Meteorite and Pontoon. Type 2 fun plus top-level skiing and snowboarding; mountain expertise and good vibes.

The North Face Presents: Lhotse

Need a spark to get your workout going? We recommend you commit to a 23 minute warm up spin, treadmill jog, stair-stepper or elliptical while watching this video from the North Face. If after that you aren't inspired and ready to go on with your session then maybe it is time for a rest day.

Three Peaks Cyclocross 2019 – EF Gone Racing

Avoid procrastination and commit to a warm up spin with this video which follows pro road cyclist Lachlan Morton as he takes on the Three Peaks Cyclocross race in the Yorkshire Dales in the UK.

2019 North Lake Tahoe Spartan World Championship Powered by Rakuten

Make your indoor workout feel relatively easy by watching the Spartan World Championships at North Lake Tahoe, USA

Episode 111: The Strength Running Podcast | Base Training, the Maffetone Method, and Why You’re Not ‘Lungs with Legs’

We love learning about the science of endurance training and in this episode host Jason Fitzgerald (ex collegiate runner, 2:39 marathon PB, and Strength Running coach) takes us through the best way to build an endurance base. Jason describes the elements of base training, methods to follow (and others to avoid), insights from other experts […]

Leadville Trail 100 2019 – EF Gone Racing | Rapha Films

Rapha Films presents coverage of the 2019 Leadville 100 mountain bike trail race, ideal for a spin before your workout or as one video in a playlist for a long indoor ride or run.

UTMB Mont-Blanc presented by Columbia | Highlights

Run on the treadmill, kick back and recover, or spin to live coverage of the 2019 UTMB ultra trail races in around Mont Blanc in the French, Swiss and Italian Alps.

The West Coaster | Ruth Croft

Ruth Croft is a trail runner from the West Coast of New Zealand. She won the 2019 Mont Mont Marathon. This short documentary tells her running story so far.