All new runners have ended with errors at some point during their training and racing. Here are some of the most common running mistakes and how you can avoid running injuries and other issues.
Here are 10 tips for a new runner:
Invest in the right pair of running shoes.
Go for distance rather than time – slow it down, be patient, and don’t worry about your pace.
Remember that rest days are training days, too.
Join a running group.
Make running a habit, even if that means getting out for a few minutes per day.
Build mileage gradually.
Don’t dread taking walk breaks.
Keep a training log.
Mix in cross-training to supplement your running.
Set small, achievable goals.
Remember that you are a runner.