CORRECT 5 BAD RUNNING HABITS. 'Listicles' are all the rage these days, and this blog has reported on many that relate to running. One had as many as 25 items (it will be re-posted soon because it is a classic). However, it’s hard to wrap your mind around so many separate points of fact, whether they’re races, tips, mistakes, or new products.
“The Five Worst Habits Of Runners” written by Mackenzie Lobby Havey for Under Armor’s blog, MapMyRun.com, brings only 5 items to runners’ attentions. They are easy to remember and definitely are worth the mental effort to do so.
The article is informative and convincing so I don’t wish to steal it’s thunder by listing them here. Experienced runners will recognize that the five habits involve ignoring some of the most important principles of safe and effective training. The Earned Runs 2017 Half Marathon + ‘Saints Days’ 5K +10K training plan implicitly incorporates 3 of these principles: restricting running mileage increases to safe levels, scheduling rest and recovery days, and promoting strength building.
The author refers to specific research to support her advice and provides links to the abstracts. It’s a great article and, with only 5 points to remember, can help runners to avoid injury over many years. Runners of all ages should take note.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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