Common Running Mistakes

Spring running weather is just around the corner. Time to break out the good ole running shoes, and running gear. Before you head outdoors for that long awaited run freshen yourself up to avoid common running mistakes.

While we know you’re eager to start running again outdoors, starting slowly will prevent injuries. Try not to over do it the first couple times. Every other day for the first week or two will get you ready in no time. Small jogs without over striding. Look over your shoes before running out the door. It might be time for a new pair if the sole is worn, or the fabric is coming apart. This will help prevent injuries from a damaged shoe.

The sun feels good and you rush out the door to seek more of it. Before you notice you’re at a faster sprint in the beginning of your run. Slow down. Starting off slower will make your run more beneficial and you will run longer. If you sprint out you will only crash out at the end. Try to even out your pace. To give yourself a little calorie burning, try a sprint towards the finish line at the end of the run.

Before slipping on those old fashion sweats and cotton thermals, rethink your wardrobe. Wearing the wrong clothes can increase your chances of getting too warm on your run. Or just plain uncomfortable. Choose a non-wicking material. Merino wool base layers are non-wicking and will have you running for hours in comfort.

Womens Midweight BaseLayer

Womens Midweight BaseLayer

If your the go-gettem type and want to conquer hills during the run, make sure you know how to run them right. The best way to run downhill is to lean forward slightly and take short, quick strides. Running fast and trying to brake yourself with your feet can cause muscle or bone injuries to your knees, shins, feet, and sometimes back. Dangerous falls can also occur.

Running Downhill

Running Downhill

And lastly, never forget to refuel yourself. Drink before the run and after the run. Refuel your body with protein packed snacks after. Many runners have the common belief that if they drink too much before the run it will make you cramp up. A nice 6-8 ounces of water a hour before ,and 4 ounces right before you start will prevent dehydration.

Remember To Rehydrate

Remember To Re-hydrate

Running can be an enjoyable exercise if done the proper way. A great way to soak up that sun and burn calories. Go ahead,lace up your sneakers and slip on your Woolx and escape. Let your feet take you on an adventure.