I have run more in the last 18 months than in the entire previous 20 years. It is a little tricky to say why exactly - but since I am mostly running on trails one thing that has really caught my imagination is Ultrarunning. I have never done an 'ultra' distance race, and I am not sure I ever will - but the idea of smoothly/quickly covering long distances on trail/in the wilderness is inspirational and alluring.
The Talk Ultra podcast - hosted by noted ultrarunners Ian Corless and Ian Sharman - is a fun deep dive into ultrarunning - news, races, interviews, regular segments with Karl Meltzer, training tips, etc... If - like me - you are not a long time ultrarunner you might be a little lost amid all the race and runner's names (esp. since the show covers races and runners from around the globe), but even though I occasionally have no idea who/what they are talking about it is still fun to go along for the ride. With show lengths around 3 hours I suppose this is designed for dedicated fans and long training runs - but maybe also fun if you are curious about something completely different...
Rating: 5 of 5 (for dedicated fans, if have a casual interest 3 hours of podcast is going to be a bit hit or miss...) First Listen Date: April 2012