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Sensible Training, Satisfying Results
Coach Deb presents running to ultra beginners, people who've yet to run their first half mile, non-stop. She starts at square one with motivation and education, from form to cross training, injury prevention and mindset. She'll start you off with a walk to run and explain what to do and when. She even provides a 10-day quick start plan that starts with a diagnostic test to help you customize your training.

Beginner Runner Village Debbie Voiles

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    • 4.8 • 155 Ratings

Sensible Training, Satisfying Results
Coach Deb presents running to ultra beginners, people who've yet to run their first half mile, non-stop. She starts at square one with motivation and education, from form to cross training, injury prevention and mindset. She'll start you off with a walk to run and explain what to do and when. She even provides a 10-day quick start plan that starts with a diagnostic test to help you customize your training.

    Do this in December to Prepare to Crush 2021

    Do this in December to Prepare to Crush 2021

    Finish 2020 strong,ready to make 2021 a breakout year. Many people back off of fitness during the holidays, but that is a mistake. Be consistent, and use your running as therapy to help you through this tough time. Plan now to crush 2021. Use this last month to build momentum, and you will start the next year with the best possible attitude, ready for the challenge of a pandemic that will be with us for a while.
    I have a challenge for you, the 1 + 1 Holiday Challenge to motivate your training.

    • 15 min
    Beginner Runner Struggles

    Beginner Runner Struggles

    For any beginner runner, knowing how to handle certain aspects of training and being prepared for challenges will make it possible to avoid pitfalls, even failures. This knowledge will provide the confidence needed to manage inevitable setbacks and take problems in stride much like the veteran runner is able to do, ensuring success and continued momentum toward that goal of becoming a runner.

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

    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

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

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

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

    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

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

Damian in california ,

24 in california

Hi Coach Debbie!

I’m an avid tennis player and I always thought I was more of a short sprints type of guy because I’m shorter and have stocky legs. I’ve always considered myself fairly fit, but I wanted to take my fitness to the next level. I started running (with improper form) back in May/June! I was able to build my mileage from 1 mile to around 3 miles per run by the time august/September came. It was around this time I started feeling pain in my feet, knees, and shins. I don’t what told me, but I figured if I was having pain, then I was doing something wrong! And sure enough, I looked up a few videos on YouTube and I was doing lots of things wrong!

I decided that the best way was for me to learn as I run and I’m so glad I stumbled upon this podcast! I can say it’s changed my life! I went from hardly running ever to running at least 3x a week on top of tennis. Your podcast has helped me eliminate knee and shin pain while running (I still get foot pain some times). My average run mileage has increased too! Shortly after listening to your podcast, I was able to increase my mileage to 5.5 miles per run with my longest run being 8.3 miles.

Alljsmom ,

wonderful motivational coach!

Thanks coach Debbie! your is just the voice i needed to hear! You are so motivating in a non judgy way and i think you will help me slow down i think i have been pushing myself to far. i just started off at the beginning of the pandemic and i have been expecting too much too soon. Thanks for your voice of sanity! I am going to sign up for your online class!

tommy-11-inTejas ,

I know I can now

With Coach Voiles help my dream of becoming a runner again at the age of 55 is a reality — thanks for sharing your expertise! I am going to sign up for your program as well as listen to your podcasts—

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