We’re in the thick of distance race season. Whether you’ve considered a fall marathon in the Midwest or a half marathon in a warmer weather destination, learn from others and avoid some common race day mistakes.
For starters, check out Christine Luff’s recent post on http://www.about.com/ on some very common problems to avoid in preparation for your raceday -- http://running.about.com/od/racetraining/ss/racingmistakes.htm.
Going out too quickly too early, wearing gear or shoes you’ve never worn on race day, starting in the wrong position, not properly warming up and not eating properly are just a few of the mistakes that can be made for race day. Don’t let these simple issues that can be easily addressed ruin your hard work preparing for a big race. In my next entry, I’ll offer some other tips for big race training and preparation.