Low intensity, super gradual Become a Runner Program
Beginner runners often believe they should run until they can't run another step, stop and walk until they catch their breath, and repeat.
That means running until they reach maximum intensity before stopping to walk. They finish red in the face, sucking air and miserable.
And if that's not bad enough, they do it again and again.
Experienced runners only run that hard at the very end of a race, and they're already very fit.
This is the SECRET!
If you train at an appropriately low intensity, you will enjoy the experience, look forward to each workout, and avoid injury.
Take a minute and let that sink in.
If you enjoy your workouts and see gradual improvement in your health, you will never stop running.
You will be hooked.
That's what I want to see happen. That's aIways my goal.
I want you to love running. I want you to be that person who can't even imagine a life without running.
The 25 year old of normal weight, who ran in college, is nothing like the 50 year old, who's 20 pounds overweight and has never run.
Those two should not start at the same intensity, nor should they progress at the same rate.
The one size fits all, couch to 5k program, will be the downfall of at least one of them.
By the time I became a certified coach, I had been running 30 years; yet, I was blown away by how much I learned and its immediate impact on my running.
That’s when I set out to spread the word about the proven, most successful ways to train.
You can have what I have. I’m 64. I don’t take any medications, my blood pressure is ideal, blood work is excellent, and knees are fine, even though I've been running 41 years.
I'm happy to share what I've learned. Most critical for new runners is training at an appropriately low intensity and listening to their bodies.
I give my clients permission to walk - a lot - for a while, to give their bodies time to adjust.
I created a Facebook group for online coaching members to have a place to ask me questions and to interact with others in the this program, making the online experience a bit closer to that of my 'in person' coaching clients.
Coach Deb offers a great program for anyone who wants to become a runner. No age is too old, no body shape is too large, no one is too out of shape.
Coach Deb, your podcasts and coaching instruction/tips helped make this possible: my first 5K race with all race goals met with success (I finished and "ran" entire 5k at a conversational pace).
In August I did my first 5k and Sunday I'll do my 2nd two days before my 70th birthday. Thank you Jean Paul Antona for inspiring me and Debbie Voiles for coaching me.