Your worst beginner’s mistake?

Discussion in 'General Running Discussions' started by Couch Potato, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. Couch Potato

    Couch Potato New Member

    Come on then, what was your worst running beginners mistake?
     
  2. Nessie

    Nessie New Member

    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..........
     
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  3. Steve

    Steve Regular Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Essex
    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... :angry:
     
  4. Too much, too soon. Aching legs for the rest of the week means you can't get better :smile:

    Couch to 5k can seem to drag at times, but it's a gentle way to get into a fairly high impact activity!
     
  5. WiltshireWonder

    WiltshireWonder Active Member Staff Member

    Demolishing an All you can eat Chinese buffet the night before a 20-miler! That got messy!
     
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  6. The Rover

    The Rover Member

    My thoughts when I started out.

    I can cycle for hours without a problem, surely a 20 min run won't hurt............ Wrong!
     
  7. Truth

    Truth Regular Member

    I think that is.....
    Well......
    VERY impressive !!! :notworthy:
     
  8. WiltshireWonder

    WiltshireWonder Active Member Staff Member

    Thanks. It turns out I could eat a lot of Chinese buffet!
     
  9. Truth

    Truth Regular Member

    Brilliant :laugh::laugh::okay:
     
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