This week’s Tuesday Topic is What are some running mistakes you’ve made or keep on making? You can write about this topic or feel free to post any running related blog post. Remember to link up with Kim and Zenaida! Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier! Remember to come back for later linkers!
I laughed when I saw today’s topic. I always tell my students that everyone makes mistakes but the important thing about it is to learn from our mistakes. Umm, obviously that does not apply to ME.
🟦 Not stretching after a run. I am always in a rush after my run. I have to shower, get ready, and get something to eat before logging in for my students. This week I am going to my classroom to set it up and seriously there is no time.
🟦 Not enough cross training or strength workouts. I do it here and there but am not consistent. Reason? Time. Sometimes laziness.
🟦 Being too tense. I don’t relax my shoulders and end up with some discomfort. I don’t realize I am doing it until my shoulders are up toward my ears. Sometimes I stop to stretch my neck and my arms and that helps.
🟦 Running too many races. In 2013 I ran 24 races. The majority were half marathons. While it was great crossing off so many states from my list, it was tiring and expensive too. Obviously I did not learn because the following year I ran 18 races and quite a few were Disney races.
🟦 Starting too fast. I think many of us have done this. Now I run my easy runs at an easy pace but sometimes I do start off too fast and then walk more than intended. I know for sure I have done this at a race.
What about you? What are some running mistakes you’ve made or keep on making?