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Beginner Runner Village

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Beginner Runner Village

Beginner Runner Village

Debbie Voiles

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Become a Runner Class Day 8: Running to Lose Weight – BRV 043

Weight loss is the number one reason that people start running, and number 2 is not even close. In our world, people just don’t move enough, anymore, and that creates a problem. We need to move a lot to burn enough calories. Many people want to run to lose weight, and many run because they don’t ever want to have weight to lose. It’s safe to say that 80 percent of beginner runners are overweight, some with just a few pounds to lose, but many with many more. In this episo

14 MINAPR 20
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Become a Runner Class Day 8: Running to Lose Weight – BRV 043

Become a Runner Class Day 10: Diagnostic Test – BRV 045

This is it! You’ve been learning about what to do for nine days. Think of this as graduation day, the day you get the last, but most critical, piece of the puzzle. Today, you find out exactly what you should do, and I mean you, personally, should do on Day 1 of your running journey. Today, is your diagnostic run. In this podcast, I explain what to do to find out how far you should run during each running segment of your walk to run mile, which is the distance you should start with. I als

15 MINMAY 1
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Become a Runner Class Day 10: Diagnostic Test – BRV 045

Become a Runner Class Day 9: Turtle Power – BRV 044

I’ve been hearing the phrase, ‘turtle power,’ for years, always from slower runners, usually in an upbeat, positive way, an “I’m fine with that” way, but sometimes they utter the words apologetically, and that makes me sad. Often, these are beginner runners, but not always. It is my hope that after listening to this podcast, no one listening will ever feel bad, in any way, about being a slower runner. What is slow, anyway? It’s all relative, isn&#

12 MINAPR 30
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Become a Runner Class Day 9: Turtle Power – BRV 044

Beginner Runner Class, Day 8: Running for Weight Loss – BRV 043

Weight loss – or management – plays a role in the life of virtually every runner. Either they start running to lose weight or they’ve already lost weight, and they want to become a runner to help them maintain that weight loss. Too, some runners run because they’re worried that their weight will gradually creep up if they don’t get lots of exercise to offset the calories of the food they consume. Even the most fit-looking, slender runners will often say that maintaining a

11 MINAPR 29
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Beginner Runner Class, Day 8: Running for Weight Loss – BRV 043

Become a Runner Class Day 7: Injury Prevention – BRV 042

When beginner runners don’t succeed, it’s usually the result of one of two problems: * They get injured and conclude their bodies can’t handle it. * They don’t enjoy running; they dread the workouts. When you do it the way I’ve set out in this series, there is no doubt but that you’ll feel good during and after the workouts, mentally and physically. That’s a given, but I’m sure you’re wanting to know what you can do

15 MINAPR 28
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Become a Runner Class Day 7: Injury Prevention – BRV 042

Become a Runner Day 6: Warming Up and Walking Paces – BRV 041

Many beginner runners don’t warm-up because they think the only reason to warm-up is to prepare to run fast; they know they don’t run fast, so they skip the warm-up. That is a big mistake, but I absolutely understand how a beginner runner might arrive at the conclusion that, for them, a warm-up is unnecessary. You must realize that it’s all relative. For you, walking is the appropriate warm-up. The fact is that warming up is even more critical for the beginner runner than it is for a

10 MINAPR 27
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Become a Runner Day 6: Warming Up and Walking Paces – BRV 041

Become a Runner Class, Day 5: Breathing – BRV 40

The single most common beginner runner complaint I hear is that they can’t breathe. Often new runners say they struggle to breathe because they feel like they’re breathing through a straw; they say they just can’t get enough air, and that’s a miserable sensation, right? If you’ve ever been in that situation, you will find answers in this episode. That may be the number 1 problem that you know you must overcome to be a success, to be able to build endurance and, one day, r

12 MINAPR 26
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Become a Runner Class, Day 5: Breathing – BRV 40

Become a Runner Class, Day 4: Running Form – BRV 039

It’s not unusual for coaches of beginner runners to disregard form in lieu of total emphasis on building endurance. I believe the opposite is the far better, more effective route, Why learn to run with bad form? Why? It makes no sense. The easiest time to focus on form is when you’re only running a few steps at a time. Plus, the better the form, the less the likelihood of injury – and the better the running form, the more comfortable the runner will be, and the more coordinated the

5 MINAPR 24
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Become a Runner Class, Day 4: Running Form – BRV 039

Become a Runner Class, Day 3: Running Schedules – BRV 038

You need a plan. You wouldn’t set out on a road trip without a map because the chances of arriving at your destination, assuming you hadn’t been there before, would be zero. There are far too many possibilities and far too many possible directions. Well getting started running is somewhat like that. While most people think it’s as easy as running as far as you can, then stopping to walk, then repeating, as I’ve already explained, this method will almost never get you to y

12 MINAPR 21
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Become a Runner Class, Day 3: Running Schedules – BRV 038

Become a Runner Class Day 2: Motivation – BRV 037

Every runner of every level needs a constant stream of motivation, and while that may seem to be a challenge, the fact is that once you establish the habit of running, which experts say takes 28 days, then the habit takes over, and you only occasionally need more of a boost than that. Truth is, the longer you run, the more ingrained that habit becomes, and most of the time it’s harder not to run. Honestly, it’s like brushing your teeth ‘most’ days. That’s the good news; t

10 MINAPR 20
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Become a Runner Class Day 2: Motivation – BRV 037

Latest Episodes

Become a Runner Class Day 8: Running to Lose Weight – BRV 043

Weight loss is the number one reason that people start running, and number 2 is not even close. In our world, people just don’t move enough, anymore, and that creates a problem. We need to move a lot to burn enough calories. Many people want to run to lose weight, and many run because they don’t ever want to have weight to lose. It’s safe to say that 80 percent of beginner runners are overweight, some with just a few pounds to lose, but many with many more. In this episo

14 MINAPR 20
Comments
Become a Runner Class Day 8: Running to Lose Weight – BRV 043

Become a Runner Class Day 10: Diagnostic Test – BRV 045

This is it! You’ve been learning about what to do for nine days. Think of this as graduation day, the day you get the last, but most critical, piece of the puzzle. Today, you find out exactly what you should do, and I mean you, personally, should do on Day 1 of your running journey. Today, is your diagnostic run. In this podcast, I explain what to do to find out how far you should run during each running segment of your walk to run mile, which is the distance you should start with. I als

15 MINMAY 1
Comments
Become a Runner Class Day 10: Diagnostic Test – BRV 045

Become a Runner Class Day 9: Turtle Power – BRV 044

I’ve been hearing the phrase, ‘turtle power,’ for years, always from slower runners, usually in an upbeat, positive way, an “I’m fine with that” way, but sometimes they utter the words apologetically, and that makes me sad. Often, these are beginner runners, but not always. It is my hope that after listening to this podcast, no one listening will ever feel bad, in any way, about being a slower runner. What is slow, anyway? It’s all relative, isn&#

12 MINAPR 30
Comments
Become a Runner Class Day 9: Turtle Power – BRV 044

Beginner Runner Class, Day 8: Running for Weight Loss – BRV 043

Weight loss – or management – plays a role in the life of virtually every runner. Either they start running to lose weight or they’ve already lost weight, and they want to become a runner to help them maintain that weight loss. Too, some runners run because they’re worried that their weight will gradually creep up if they don’t get lots of exercise to offset the calories of the food they consume. Even the most fit-looking, slender runners will often say that maintaining a

11 MINAPR 29
Comments
Beginner Runner Class, Day 8: Running for Weight Loss – BRV 043

Become a Runner Class Day 7: Injury Prevention – BRV 042

When beginner runners don’t succeed, it’s usually the result of one of two problems: * They get injured and conclude their bodies can’t handle it. * They don’t enjoy running; they dread the workouts. When you do it the way I’ve set out in this series, there is no doubt but that you’ll feel good during and after the workouts, mentally and physically. That’s a given, but I’m sure you’re wanting to know what you can do

15 MINAPR 28
Comments
Become a Runner Class Day 7: Injury Prevention – BRV 042

Become a Runner Day 6: Warming Up and Walking Paces – BRV 041

Many beginner runners don’t warm-up because they think the only reason to warm-up is to prepare to run fast; they know they don’t run fast, so they skip the warm-up. That is a big mistake, but I absolutely understand how a beginner runner might arrive at the conclusion that, for them, a warm-up is unnecessary. You must realize that it’s all relative. For you, walking is the appropriate warm-up. The fact is that warming up is even more critical for the beginner runner than it is for a

10 MINAPR 27
Comments
Become a Runner Day 6: Warming Up and Walking Paces – BRV 041

Become a Runner Class, Day 5: Breathing – BRV 40

The single most common beginner runner complaint I hear is that they can’t breathe. Often new runners say they struggle to breathe because they feel like they’re breathing through a straw; they say they just can’t get enough air, and that’s a miserable sensation, right? If you’ve ever been in that situation, you will find answers in this episode. That may be the number 1 problem that you know you must overcome to be a success, to be able to build endurance and, one day, r

12 MINAPR 26
Comments
Become a Runner Class, Day 5: Breathing – BRV 40

Become a Runner Class, Day 4: Running Form – BRV 039

It’s not unusual for coaches of beginner runners to disregard form in lieu of total emphasis on building endurance. I believe the opposite is the far better, more effective route, Why learn to run with bad form? Why? It makes no sense. The easiest time to focus on form is when you’re only running a few steps at a time. Plus, the better the form, the less the likelihood of injury – and the better the running form, the more comfortable the runner will be, and the more coordinated the

5 MINAPR 24
Comments
Become a Runner Class, Day 4: Running Form – BRV 039

Become a Runner Class, Day 3: Running Schedules – BRV 038

You need a plan. You wouldn’t set out on a road trip without a map because the chances of arriving at your destination, assuming you hadn’t been there before, would be zero. There are far too many possibilities and far too many possible directions. Well getting started running is somewhat like that. While most people think it’s as easy as running as far as you can, then stopping to walk, then repeating, as I’ve already explained, this method will almost never get you to y

12 MINAPR 21
Comments
Become a Runner Class, Day 3: Running Schedules – BRV 038

Become a Runner Class Day 2: Motivation – BRV 037

Every runner of every level needs a constant stream of motivation, and while that may seem to be a challenge, the fact is that once you establish the habit of running, which experts say takes 28 days, then the habit takes over, and you only occasionally need more of a boost than that. Truth is, the longer you run, the more ingrained that habit becomes, and most of the time it’s harder not to run. Honestly, it’s like brushing your teeth ‘most’ days. That’s the good news; t

10 MINAPR 20
Comments
Become a Runner Class Day 2: Motivation – BRV 037
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