Discussion in 'General Running Discussions' started by Couch Potato, Nov 5, 2017.
Come on then, what was your worst running beginners mistake?
Running too fast. Managed about 90 seconds, and thought I was going to be sick. Slow and steady is the way to go.
Oh, and signing up for a marathon 4 months away, when I had only run a maximum of 3 miles..........
Overdoing it at the start, trying too hard to go too far too fast, just ended up with so many aches and pains that I could barely walk and had to take time out to recover...
Too much, too soon. Aching legs for the rest of the week means you can't get better
Couch to 5k can seem to drag at times, but it's a gentle way to get into a fairly high impact activity!
Demolishing an All you can eat Chinese buffet the night before a 20-miler! That got messy!
My thoughts when I started out.
I can cycle for hours without a problem, surely a 20 min run won't hurt............ Wrong!
I think that is.....
VERY impressive !!!
Thanks. It turns out I could eat a lot of Chinese buffet!
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