You know most of us spend a lot of time on YouTube and it doesn’t always have to be for music videos or funny kitten movies. YouTube has a lot of great videos about running. You can find everything from inspirational/motivational videos to instructional videos on the best form and technique.
You can watch videos about running just to learn something new, get some needed motivation, or to start forming a comprehensive training strategy.
Let’s take a look at some of my favorite running videos on YouTube.
The Science of Marathon Running
A great video from PBS that discusses some of the actual science behind marathon running. Instructive and intelligent. You’ll be a smarter runner for watching this.
This is a purely inspirational video featuring Kenensia Bekele, Mo Farah, Paula Radcliffe and others. It’s designed to inspire you to get up out of the chair and out there running. Watch it and see if it works for you.
This is a slick and highly produced inspirational video. Watch it and you can’t help but want to get out there and run!
Running Tips for Beginners
A detailed video from YouTuber Durianrider that offers some tips and tricks for newbie runners.
Top 10 Legendary Victories in Running
This is a countdown (with some nice background detail) on some of the very best finishes in running history. It includes finishes both from long-distance events and track and field events. It shows the drive to win lies deep inside each and every one of us.
The nice thing is that all of these videos are available on YouTube so you can stream them from your mobile device while you’re out there on your run. You can also use a YouTube downloader to pre-download them to your computer or device so that you don’t eat up your data allowance while you’re out there on the roads or trails. And if like me you need to watch WMV files on your Mac, it’s as easy as using VLC Media Player from VideoLan.