For some people, a high-energy pop music playlist is all they need to muster the energy go on a run, and to stay on a run. But for others, music just doesn't cut it, it isn't engaging enough to keep the mind distracted from the actual exercise factor. For those people, I highly recommend listening to podcasts while running, because nothing is more distracting and engaging than an intense or hilarious talk show.
If you're like me and need your mind to be completely entertained while you work out, you'll want to consider listening to a podcast instead of music. While a talk show doesn't amp you up in the same way that a power pop tune does, it keeps you invested much longer and more thoroughly. Plus, listening to a podcast while you run makes your exercise time also a learning time.
If you keep listening to the same hype mix while you run, you're not making the most of your exercise time. You're not learning anything, you're only getting through it. If you find a podcast that you love, your mind gets exercised while your body gets exercised and you are practicing double the level of self care. Here I've rounded up a few of my favorite high energy or intensity podcasts that will distract you in the best way, with an experience and with an education.