Since today is Tuesday, I’m linking up with these wonderful ladies:
Today’s Topic is: Foolish Running Mistakes
I could write the book on these. So here’s just of few of my big goofs:
- Running without my phone.
I’ve only done it on rare occasions but I couldn’t have died on that frigid day when I fell and broke my ankle. I’ll never do it again!! You never know what may happen when you are out on a run.
- A Long Run Without Fuel
I’m one of those runners who needs to eat before, during and after my runs if they are longer than 4 miles. I’ve had a few miserable ones where I left my Gu in my car and one that I can remember where it must of fallen out of my pockets.
- Over-Dressed for a Run or Race
I would rather be cold than hot when I run. If I am cold, I just run faster. Being overdressed makes me grumpy and nauseous.
- Running Fast on a Trail
It’s pretty obvious that you have to run slower when there is loose dirt and rocks. I discovered that the hard way this past weekend.
- Not Charging Your Watch Before a Race
Yup, I’ve run several races where I had no idea what mile I was on nor my pace. The first inconvenience bothered me the most. It influenced fueling as well as my finish time.
- Poor Pre-Race Meal Choice
At home, I’m ok. But when I am traveling especially if I am staying with someone who is cooking for me, it’s often difficult to eat the right thing. Of course, then you pay during the race.
- Blisters or Chafing from Clothing or Shoes in a Race
We all know not to wear new items of clothing or new shoes in a race. I am pretty good about it or maybe it’s that I have been lucky in that area. But I have run without the proper moleskin protecting my feet. The results were not pretty.
Happy Running! What running mistakes have you made? Any of the same ones as I have? Do you learn from your mistakes or do you repeat some them?