8. Stop Running

One of the worst mistakes a runner can make is to stop running. It’s surprising how quickly your body gets used to NOT running once you’ve fallen off the wagon and missed your run for a few weeks. The best fix for this, of course, is to start running again. If you lack the motivation, it’s time to change up your route or start running with a friend who can hold you accountable for showing up at the trail head every day.

Now it’s confession time! I’m particularly guilty of trying to match someone else’s pace on race day, but I think I’ve conquered most of these running mistakes. Which of these running no-nos have you been doing? Or is there another running mistake you’ve made that I didn’t include in my list?