Want to start running but not sure where to begin?

The Beginner Runner Podcast Series gives you the motivation to get started and the tools to keep going.

So you want to start running. Fantastic!

But as a first time runner, I’m guessing you’re not quite sure where to start. With all the information out there, it’s hard to sort through and get the good stuff you need.

That’s why I made the Beginner Runner Series. To give you the resources you need to get started and become the runner you want to be.

Don’t just take it from me. You’ll hear advice from experts such as Hal Higdon, George Anderson, Jenny Hadfield, and more on how you can start running, stay healthy, and reach your goals.

Let’s get your running started on the right foot. Download the Beginner Runner Series today!

This series includes:

5+ hours of audio content

  • Interviews with experts in how to start running
  • Listen on the go, in your car, or on your first run!

6 episodes packed with advice for beginner runners

  • Each episode will guide a different part of your running
  • Easy to navigate and find the information you need

First time runner guide with extra running tips

  • Detailed, easy-to-use guide with bullet points from interviews
  • Additional resources and useful product discounts

Your questions the Beginner Runner Series will answer:


  • What’s the best way to get started?
  • How do I avoid losing motivation?
  • Why is it important to create a habit to start running?
  • What makes someone a “real runner”?


  • How do I set a time goal?
  • Do running challenges work?
  • When is the best time to start a running program?
  • Do I need to warm up?
  • What does soreness mean? Should I run through it?
  • Do I need to go to a running shoe store?
  • How can I safely make progress?


  • How do I set a weight loss goal?
  • How do I plan my meals?
  • I’ve heard runners can eat whatever they want – is that true?
  • What should I eat before and after a run?


  • How do I get over the fear of people staring and judging me?
  • Is it ever easy?
  • What are the most common mistakes new runners make?
  • How do I avoid comparing myself to younger runners?
  • How do older runners need to train differently?
  • Will I ever enjoy running?

These experts will turn a first time runner into a seasoned veteran!

George Anderson

Hal Higdon

Pamela Nisevich-Bede

Mark Kennedy

Jason Fitzgerald

Jenny Hadfield

Take it from them:

Who are you and why should I trust you?

Hi, I am Tina, the founder of Running for Real. I am a 2:36 marathoner, 1:13 half marathoner, and have run for Great Britain on the world level. While I have stepped away from elite running myself, I still want to do what I can to help others with their running goals.

In the 300+ Running For Real Podcast episodes I have hosted, along with listening to what runners like you want to know, I have been able to create these resources to make your journey as a runner a little easier. We all know its overwhelming to know what to do when there is conflciting advice. We hope Running For Real becomes the place you go for answers you can trust.

You can find out more about me and my story on this page. Take my hand, let’s do this together!