Welcome to the first ever episode of the Beginner Runner Village Podcast. This information is for people just embarking on their running career, and it is aimed at people ready to take their very first running steps. You’ll get all kinds of guidance here, everything you need to know about how to get started running, the little-known secrets that make all the difference.
Beginner Runner Episode topics:
- running form
- shoe selection
- how to breathe
- running for weight loss
- and much more all included in the archives
I have another podcast, the Mojo for Running Podcast, that I’ve been doing for several years, but the content is for people who’ve already been running a while. Over the years, I discovered that many people were using the popular Couch to 5k type beginner runner programs and finding them too aggressive, which is not to say they are bad programs; some are good programs, but they aren’t for everybody. Over time, I realized that most people, and definitely, my people, the beginner runners I worked with, needed much, much more time, that they only excelled when I slowed it down, a lot.
I’m driven to share what I’ve learned, working with all those beginner runners. My goal is an almost perfect success rate, and ‘success’ is someone who becomes a runner, enjoys it, loves it, and keeps running for the rest of their lives. Otherwise, really, what’s the point?
Becoming a runner is not intuitive.
You don’t just walk out the door and run until you get tired. No, if you do that, what you’ll get is injured and discouraged. You could do that when you were 10; you can’t do that when you’re 30 or 40 or 50 or 60, but you can, safely, successfully, become a runner. There is a way, a right way, and this podcast will explain it.
It’s not rocket science; it will make perfect sense, and you’ll wish you had thought about it this way before you first set out to start running. I say that because most people coming to this podcast have already started trying to run, and many will say they’ve tried and failed more than once.
No worries. I know why it didn’t work. It’s not surprising that you tried to do what you see experienced runners doing, just running. They make it look so easy, right?
But they weren’t always runners, and it wasn’t so easy for them, either, not for most of them. They likely struggled, too, persevered through injuries, and eventually managed to keep it up, but for every person you see out there, running, happily, comfortably, there are a hundred who tried and eventually, after injuries and after lots of huffing and puffing and pushing hard and being miserable, decided it wasn’t for them – or they just decided they couldn’t do it – or that they didn’t have the body for it.
I have answers.
Please listen, because I’ve worked with hundreds of beginner runners, and I’ve discovered that the #1 secret is to start at the true beginning, the right place for you, for your current fitness level, and here’s a hint: Walking out there door and starting to run and running until you can’t go any farther, whether thats 50 steps or five minutes is the wrong way, and almost always leads to injury, but equally important is that it tends to make you hate running.
Why? Because if you run until you can’t go any farther, then you’re working at a very intense level, far more intense than experienced runners. The only time experienced runners, veteran runners train that hard is when they’re doing speed work, which is only 20 percent of the time, or they’re in a race.
You will never learn to love running unless you back off.
Don’t worry. If you listen to Beginner Runner Village, I’ll provide the motivation you’ll need and the principles to follow to do it right.
If you need more, I have it.
If you want more, I’ve got a progam that provides weeky schedules that take you from the couch to a 5k, but in my program, unlike other popular programs, you go from not running to running a 5k in six months. THAT is reasonable, and that’s just one secret to why people have success when they work with me.
I want you comfortable, all the time, and I want you to finish every workout feeling empowered and with the “I can do this!” feeling.Stitcher Radio