We’ve all heard it before: warm up, listen to your body, build gradually. And yet, after lacing up and seeing the open road ahead, new runners tend to go all out. But pushing past the point of exhaustion and racking up the miles too soon only leads to injury. To ensure a strong, pain-free finish, use the tips below to reduce your risk of running error on the track, road, or trail.
Don’t hurt yourself because you’re training the wrong way. Here are the mistakes you could be making, and how to fix them.