The Topic for today is: What are some running mistakes you’ve made or keep on making?
- Incorrect Dress
Not dressing warm enough (though this is rare)
and dressing too warmly (too often).
- Starting Out a Race Too Fast
ALWAYS. I think I’ve only had one race ever with negative splits (and only because I was running with someone else).
- Running With An Injury
I am better about that now but I have raced with a stress fracture and a broken foot.
- No Warm-Ups or Cool Downs
Guilty as charged. Always in a rush to get it done.
- No Strength Training.
Yup. Nada or rarely on my part. No time. No Interest. Many excuses….
- Too Much Focus on Speed
I have to say that this is my past. I used to obsess about my finish times and PRs.
I no longer really care if I get faster.
Now my focus in running is on enjoyment and connecting with friends. I know that when I run with “slower” runners, I will not improve. But now I get more satisfaction in that I am helping and motivating others.
I’m also linking up here:
Happy Running! Have you also made any of the above mistakes or any others? Please share.