Ready to master the mental side of your running?

The Mental Training Podcast Series for Runners features mental training experts to boost your mental toughness and help you run faster.

As you know, running is both a physical and a mental activity. The heart is only so strong without the brain! So you need mental training just as much as physical.

There are millions of articles and podcasts out there on the physical part. But how do you improve your mental strength to reach your full potential?

I created the Mental Training Podcast Series to answer this question.

Inside you’ll find 6 episodes interviewing renowned experts on mental training. Each episode focuses on a different aspect of mental training to strengthen every aspect of your running.

Unlock the power of your mind and boost your performance. Get the Mental Training Guide today!

This series includes:

5+ hours of audio content

  • Interviews with experts in the mental aspects of running
  • Listen on the go, in your car, or on your run!

6 episodes packed with mental training advice

  • Each episode will give you different mental running strategies
  • Easy to navigate and find the information you need

Mental training for runners guide

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

Your questions the Mental Training Series will answer:

Mental toughness for runners

  • What exercises can help my mental approach to running?
  • Why is it not as simple as just getting more mentally tough?
  • How do I know when I’m at my maximum physically as opposed to mentally?
  • How do I turn a bad workout or race into a good one?


  • How do I avoid putting too much pressure on myself?
  • What do I do if I’m experiencing negative thoughts?
  • How do I get rid of pre-race nerves?
  • How do I get over a DNF or bad race?

Balance in running

  • How do I find balance in my running?
  • What does it mean to “listen to your body”?
  • I’m not hippy or meditative – will any of this help me?
  • How do I stop being a pessimist and become an optimist?

Social expectations on runners

  • Why am I so concerned with what other people think of me and my running?
  • How does social media affect my mental training?
  • Why do other runners seem so much tougher than me?
  • How do I focus on doing my best instead of comparing myself to others?


  • How do I set proper goals for myself?
  • Why is focusing too hard on a goal a bad thing?
  • What problems do most runners face when it comes to goals?

Featuring these mental training experts:

Mackenzie Havey

Evie Serventi

Jonathan Beverly

Lesley Patterson

Dr. Simon Marshall

Charlie Engle

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!