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. [Read more…]
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. [Read more…]
It’s the time of year when every day seems to get shorter, and I don’t mean the amount of daylight; I mean it seems like there are fewer of hours in the day. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, the days seem shorter and the ‘to do’ list is always longer. [Read more…]
Newer runners tend to be too hard on themselves, often pushing too hard, running too much or at a level too intense for their current state of fitness. If you’re feeling tired, this could be the reason – or at least part of it.
Any time you feel extra tired, more tired than normal, you need to step back and analyze the situation. You need to figure out why you’re feeling tired and take the appropriate steps right away. If you don’t, you may miss several weeks of running, and we don’t want that. This episode of the Beginner Runner Village Podcast will help you figure out why you’re feeling tired and make the correct and very necessary adjustments.Stitcher Radio
Becoming a runner is on your shoulders. You’re the one who must make the commitment and do the work, but if you can get your family and friends on board, if you can get them to stand by you, stand with you, support and encourage you, the trip will be an easier one. Start hanging out with experienced runners, and it will be easier yet. Before long, you won’t be a ‘beginner runner.’Stitcher Radio
Walk to run workouts are, hands down, the most effective, safest, and surest way to become a runner. [Read more…]
If you’ve been running even as much as three months, chances are that you’ve already experienced some discomfort in the front of your leg, some degree of shin splints. If you haven’t, that’s great.
So, the purpose of this episode is to help you prevent shin splints. There are many concrete actions you can take to stave off this dreaded running injury.
I hope the advice in this episode of the Beginner Runner Village Podcast will make episodes of shin splints few and far between, and you just might avoid them, altogether. If they do occur, it’s likely to be a brief episode, and you’ll be back out there, soon, pain free. Listen now, and find out how to recognize and prevent shin splints.Stitcher Radio
Shin splints are the bane of many runners. I hate to say it, but I think every runner is going to experience this very common running injury at some point in their career. I’d like to say they can be completely avoided, and that is possible but probably unlikely. If you are wise in your training and respond at the first twinge of discomfort, it won’t be too much of a problem, and that’s the topic of this episode of the Beginner Runner Village podcast.Stitcher Radio
It’s inevitable that sometimes events beyond your control will prevent you from running for a couple of days to a couple of weeks. If you are a beginner runner, you likely find it especially to persevere through such interruptions. When you can’t run, you may experience feelings of guilt and discouragement. In this episode Coach Deb addresses those feelings as well as how to regain lost motivation.
I write an article for each issue of Florida Running & Triathlon Magazine. Recently, my article featured two members of my local coaching group, Michele Cerullo and Brandi Jackson and their unique experiences as they trained for theie first marathon, the Chicago Marathon. [Read more…]