Have you ever had that honeymoon phase with running? You know, that phase where you’re invincible and feel like going for miles and miles with no restraint? There’s a reason they call it a honeymoon phase—because it doesn’t last! As fun, exciting, and rewarding as running is, it’s important to know the traps and pitfalls that runners fall into. It may be the difference between running on the trails or sitting on the sidelines.
#1 Running too hard, too fast, too soon:
So you finally signed up for that 10k you’ve been eyeing—and now you’re more motivated than you’ve been in months! Instead of jam-packing all of this energy and excitement into one week of training, aim to spread it out over a longer period of time. One of the biggest mistakes runners make is ramping up their training faster than their body can keep up with—with subsequent burnout…
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