How much should you increase your distance each week? When should you start the taper? What happens if you eat a burger right before the big race?
Clearly, there’s a lot to consider when training for your first athletic event. That’s why the chance that you’re committing at least one critical mistake is, well, high.
But worry not, fellow rookies. This week, conditioning coaches rallied at our U.S. News blog, On Fitness, to save us from our training demise. Read the article: 7 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid When Training for a Race
Not even sure that you want to endure miles of torture on the blacktop? Here’s an inspiring guest post about running that I’m pretty sure will change your mind.
Here’s to smart training, enjoying the outdoors, and crossing at least one finish line this summer. 🙂
More good reads:
- Races: A good way to trap yourself into achieving fitness goals
- Why There’s No Reason to Fear Your First Race
- Fact and Fiction of Running