8 Common Running Mistakes ...


Whether you’ve been running for years or you’re just starting out, there are a few common running mistakes you need to avoid. These mistakes can spell disaster, turning your healthy running habit into a serious injury. What are these common running mistakes, and how can you avoid them? Read on!

1. Forget to Warm-up or Cool down

Line up at the start of any 5k race, and you’ll see runners doing some pretty strange things: bouncing, jumping, jogging in circles. They’re doing kinetic stretching, warming up before they run. That sort of warm-up is important, just as important as a cool down (static stretching) at the end of a run. Skip it, and you’ll risk sore muscles, cramps, and more. This is probably the most widespread of the common running mistakes, one that leads to innumerable injuries each year.

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