Barbell Shrugged

5 Mistakes That Could Be Killing Your Running

Doug Larson

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  • Love the new blog and this post is timely. I was on track for sub-9 Helen on Monday and then I hit a wall on the last 400m run. I am really new to running and can run fast for short distances. Just need to figure out the breathing and some proper running technique.

    Thanks for the information and putting the blog together everyday.

  • Man, this post is just what I needed. I’m on a goal to do at least one race (5-10k) per month for the rest of the year, with hopes to finish a half in October. (I started a half in April, but had to drop out about 1/4 of the way in due to plantar fasciitis.)

    Now that the weather’s getting hot (I’m a cold weather creature) I’ve kind of lost a bit of my fire for it. It’s either going to be back to the treadmill, or back to waking up before 5 a.m. to get my runs in — and neither of those sound good to me. I’ve gotten lazy in my form, because I don’t ENJOY running in anything over 75 degrees. This post is not only a nice reminder of why good form is important (even when I’m not “feelin’ it”) but it’s also a reminder that even if I have a few off days because of the heat, I’m still passionate about this. I’m still excited. Running has still changed my life and improved who I am and how I feel.

    Thank you!

  • Loved #5 – commit to the process. That’s how it was for me…I needed to acquire the taste for it. But now I can’t stop! Is there a #6? 🙂

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