New runners often make the same mistakes. Sure you don't? Let's check this. Learn the 3 mistakes every beginning runner makes and skip them on your next run.
- 3 TOOs. Rookie runners often deal with the "3 TOOs" matter: they do too much mileage, too fast, too soon. Instead, start with a walk/run program, gradually running more and walking less. And remember not to run if you have aches and pains.
- Overstriding. That means when you land heel first with your foot well ahead of your body's center of gravity. That's the wrong technique. Instead, practice landing mid-sole. Your stride may have to shorten up to achieve this, but in the long run, you'll be happy you did this.
- Comparing yourself to others. When you just start with running, it's difficult not to compare yourself to others. Instead of getting down on yourself, just don't forget that every runner you see on your way was once a beginner. Why not use their success as motivation?
Let's do it right next time!