46 episodes

Sensible Training, Satisfying Results

Beginner Runner Village Debbie Voiles

    • Running

Sensible Training, Satisfying Results

    MFR 126: Running Documentary The Human Race and Much More

    MFR 126: Running Documentary The Human Race and Much More

    Yes, I’m back. I know, you probably thought you’d never hear another episode, but surprise, I’ve just finished three, and I have plans for at least another nine. After the main topic of this podcast, the documentary film I helped to make, I’ll explain more about the future of this podcast. It’s in your hands.

    I’ve been talking about the Human Race running documentary for years, now, but it has finally happened. The film premiered in LA in June and soon, you’ll all have an opportunity to see it. We’re hoping for a premiere in the Tampa Bay area in December and worldwide distribution is set for January. 

    • 19 min
    Day 10: Evaluation and Implementation – BRV 045

    Day 10: Evaluation and Implementation – 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 you 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 also explain how to progress from there, the three variables, and the details regarding the decisions you’ll be making in deciding what to change and when. 

    I’m excited for you because this is, of all the secrets I’ve imparted, perhaps the most crucial one, because if you try to start your running training with too much, you’ll likely never succeefd

    • 15 min
    Day 9 of Beginner Runner Class: Turtle Power – BRV 044

    Day 9 of Beginner Runner Class: 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’t it? When an Olympian runs a 6 minute mile, it’s an off day. Most runners will never see the faster side of 9 minutes, and some will always run 12 minute miles, and I sure hope those people don’t apologize for that because there is no reason to be the least bit apologetic. To me, that’s like apologizing because you have brown hair.

    If anyone ever makes you feel like your pace is too slow, then that person is just being unkind and isn’t worth worrying about. You have as much right to go your own pace and be happy with it as any other runner has a right to go the pace that is comfortable to them.

    After all, running is an individual sport. One of the most enjoyable elements of running is that anyone can do it; you don’t need to be a gifted athlete, but I sure hope you do realize that anyone at any pace is an athlete.

    Turtle Power is the mantra of slower runners everywhere, and so it should be. I hope it’s empowering. If you’re a slower runner, and since you’re a beginner, you probably are, own it; don’t apologize for it. Turtle runners unite!

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    • 12 min
    Day 8 of Beginner Runner Class: Nutrition and Running for Weight Loss – BRV 043

    Day 8 of Beginner Runner Class: Nutrition and 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 alreaady lost weight, and the want to become a runner to help them maintain that weight loss or they’re worried that their weight will gradually creep up if they don’t get lots of exercise.

    Even the most fit-looking, slender runners will often say that maintaining a desirable weight is one of the reasons why they run.

    Bottom line, many runners are running to lose weight.

    It works. Running can, without a doubt, facilitate these goals, but for some, it doesn’t work. It’s not a given that you’ll lose weight by starting to run. Some people become runners and never lose weight, or even gain weight. I’ve seen it enough times that, now, I can explain why that happens and how to avoid it.

    I’ve got some guidelines for nutrition as well. I want you to succeed in reaching your weight loss goals, and I’m sure this information will help you do that.

    Michael Pollan

    Real Food Liz (Liz Wolfe) author of Eat the Yolks

    Your Personal Paleo Code by Chris Kresser

    The Whole30

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    • 11 min
    Beginner Runner Class: Injury Prevention - BRV 42

    Beginner Runner Class: Injury Prevention - BRV 42

    The two main reasons why beginner runners don’t succeed are these:



    * They get injured and conclude their bodies can’t handle it.

    * They don’t enjoy running; they may even 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 to run healthy and prevent running injuries. That is the topic of this episode.

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    • 15 min
    Beginner Runner Class: Warming Up and Walking Paces – BRV 041

    Beginner Runner Class: 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.

    The fact is that warming up is even more critical for the beginner runner than it is for an advanced runner. I’ll explain that and how to do an appropriate beginner runner warm-up in this podcast.

    Then, we’ll talk about walking paces. By that I mean paces for the three different occasions when a beginner runner walks as part of a weekly schedule. Those three are the speed for walking when walking is the whole workout on your easier, non walk/run days, walking as part of a warm-up before the walk run interval, and last, the pace for walking between running intervals. This question came up several times in my online coaching group; so, I know it’s one that occurs to most people executing a walk to run program.

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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

Jent2708 ,

Fantastic podcast for beginners

Provides amazing advice and insights not available elsewhere - highly recommended!!

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Common Sense

Debbie has the kind of soothing and confident way of speaking that just seems to automatically put you at ease and more importantly makes you listen. Cannot recommend her podcasts highly enough; if you liked this one try Mojo For Running as well.

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Alison

Great podcast for beginners!! I listen to it while running!!

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