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List of Episodes by Title and Number
BRV 001 Welcome to the Beginner Runner Village Podcast
In this episode I give you an over of this podcast, who is for, and how it will help you achieve your goal.
BRV 002 Learn to Run the Easier Way
With all my years of coaching beginners, I’ve learned a lot about what works and just as much – maybe more – about what doesn’t work. Turns out, the best way to start running is not the most intuitive way. It can be much easier than most people think.
BRV 003 Find Your Appropriate Starting Point
One of the secrets to starting running and – more importantly – succeeding is starting at the appropriate point for you. It’s extremely individual.
BRV 004 Your Body, Your Team
Every part of your body has to be ready for that particular level of effort, and there is much more to consider than you probably realize. In this episode, I help understand how all systems need to be ready before you move on to the next level of intensity.
BRV 005 Buying Running Shoes
While runners require very little equipment/gear, everyone realizes that wearing the right shoes can be the difference between injury/pain and comfort/success.
BRV 006 Beginner Runner Program
While there are many beginner running programs available to all runners, mine is certainly unique because it is much more gradual, virtually guaranteeing success. This episode explains how it works.
BRV 007 Hard Easy Running Training
You’re probably saying, “Well, since I’m a beginner, everything is hard.” The whole point of the episode is that it shouldn’t be hard, and if you make the right adjustments to make most of your training very easy, you’ll become a runner and actually improve much faster. This is a principle that all knowledgeable, experienced runners apply. I explain how you can utilize it, too, and actually make your training much more comfortable at the same time.
BRV 008 How to Breathe When You Run
Of all the questions I get, this is the very most frequent, and I am happily to say that after just listening to this one episode, many people have solved their breathing problem.
BRV 009 Running Form Explained
The best time to learn good running form is when you are just beginning to run. Why learn bad form with the idea of working on improving it later? That’s counter-productive, but more importantly is that poor form is the cause of many injuries, particularly in new runners. Let’s aim for concentrating on this from the beginning.
BRV 010 Running Form, Part 2
Running form is a big topic. This is a continuation of the last episode.
BRV 011 Running Form, Part 3, Foot Strike
How your foot strikes the ground, i.e., on the heel or midfoot or forefoot, will have a huge effect on your running economy, effort, and predisposition to injury. So, what I’m saying is that it is critical.
BRV 012 Runner Watching
This is actually a summary and homework on running form, and it’s something that can be a constant form reminder as you run in years to come.
BRV 013 Running Cadence
All runners will be more successful if they learn and always run with the ideal cadence.
BRV 014 Training Intensity for Beginner Runners
Most runners, even very experienced runners, sometimes don’t understand the value of training at the appropriate intensity, but this is especially critical for beginners.
BRV 015 Program Launch and Massages for Beginner Runners
The Beginner Runner Program is finally, live, but it has changed slightly since I first envisioned it and explained it in this podcast. Plus, I have divided the beginner portion into two 12-week program, instead of the six month program I had planned. I explain that here, as well as all the details of how the program works. I also explain the important role massage, both self massage and professional sports massage, can and should play in the life of a beginner runner.