46 episodes

Sensible Training, Satisfying Results

Beginner Runner Village Debbie Voiles

    • Running
    • 4.8, 146 Ratings

Sensible Training, Satisfying Results

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

    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

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

    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

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
146 Ratings

146 Ratings

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—

Jimborph ,

Best beginner runner podcast ever

This podcast and Coach Deb’s practical and sensible training methods took me from my couch to the treadmill to completing my first 5K race in a few short months. Everything you need to know about starting your running career and how to do it the right way. I can honestly say that “I am a runner”. Thanks Coach Deb.

Michele.L.Testa ,

You can run!!!

This podcast changed my life. Debbie explains everything for the beginner in an easy to understand way. She is such an inspiration! Her information is valuable. Thanks to this podcast I don’t have any injuries, I’m aware of my form, I’m inspired, proud and excited!! Thank you!!

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